Peugeot 405 Review from Egypt

1995 Peugeot 405 GL 1.6

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance113000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 505


A very reliable bargain


Replace axle shafts at 80000 km (normal).

Radio cassette lights went out 2 years ago.

General Comments:

The car is not a performance car.

It's a car for someone who wants a reliable car.

Needs to be maintained every 10000km and forget about it in the intervals.

Never says no to you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2002

14th Jan 2005, 05:55

I agree that the 405GL is a reliable car. In fact I regularly drive COMFORTABLY over bad roads that would challenge 4x4s and even the legendary 504.

My only concern is that my mechanic has so far not managed to solve my morning starting problems. Also I have only managed to rev this car up to 160kph as I felt uncomfortable going faster.

19th Nov 2007, 15:07

Bought my 405GLX since 2002. Extremely reliable. spare parts are quite reasonable. I suffered going to the agent on Port Said street. The service there was lousy and expensive. My main problem is the A/C switch which needs replacement at least once a year. It costs around 1000LE. Also the "debriage" is very tough since I bought it. Despite this, I will never trade it for another. It tough, strong, economic and has a masculine look. I love my 405 which I call "Rasha"!

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review