Peugeot 505 Reviews from France

1980 Peugeot 505

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 kilometres
Most recent distance56000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Bluebird TRX

Summary:

Comfortable high performance

Faults:

Ignition switch, motor rebuild, fuse box melted, wheel bearings went, suspension had to be rebuilt.

General Comments:

In general the car is 20 yrs old, the only repairs made were made to parts that had worn over the past 20yrs which is natural for any car on the road today.

Modified, race suspension - lowered 3 inches, worked motor - 140kw, Holley carb system, various other modifications.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2000

30th Jan 2001, 05:16

Wow, what engine did you use in this car?? 140KW from the standard 1971cc engine... surely it's not possible?

1984 Peugeot 505 GTi 2.2 injection petrol

Year of manufacture1984
Engine and transmission 2.2 injection petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10

Faults:

Electric items are very erratic, and in particular the fuel injection.

General Comments:

Virtually impossible to work on yourself (NO room in the engine compartment, fuel injection pipes block access to everything else). Peugeot dealers here (in France) VERY expensive, and utterly uninterested in resolving problems (standard service procedures "by the book", anything outside that, forget it !!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th October, 1998

2nd Feb 2003, 00:54

As an owner of a 505 GTi1989 model, I agree with all comments made. ditto for Australia - it's a French conspiracy to continue to export bombs to the south acific under the guise of Peugeot logo instead of Muraroa and bikini.

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews