1991 Peugeot 405 SRD 1.7 turbo diesel


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.