Peugeot 405 Review from France

1991 Peugeot 405 SRD 1.7 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.7 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tipo


Well designed and very badly built


Speedo cable defective at delivery. Dealer replaced cable, but forgot to re-connect instrument panel lights!

Persistent squeaks, never solved by dealer, from dash (driver's side), rear shelf. Rattle in passenger's door.

Everything {or nearly) that could leak did so - sun roof, cooling system, rear side window, brake servo, gearbox, engine oil.

Turbo pressue trunking split - while overtaking a bus!!!

General Comments:

Well designed, roomy, practical, good performance, handling and economy, but the build quality was dreadful.

Towed a 700 kilogramme caravan very well.

Quiet, which enabled me to appreciate all the rattles and squeaks better.

It never actually failed me, but I quickly lost confidence in it

My first and last Peugeot

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th May, 2002

26th Jan 2007, 15:43

Krassimir Vladikov Bulgaria

Well designed by Pinifirina in 1987.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review