Peugeot 205 Reviews from Germany

1987 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 1.9

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru 1800


Maybe not the fastest car, but must be one of the best cars ever made in fun for money value ever


There was a mysterious, minor but annoying electrical problem (misfire) nobody could solve.

General Comments:

This is a real fun car, really chuckeable and nippy.

The engine had good torque from the lower revs, but ultimately slim on power compared to other hot hatches, mainly 16vs, though.

The reliability was amazing. I owned the car for over 12 years and over 100.000km and never had anything really major wrong with it. This was an extreme and welcome contrast to my previous car.

This was my first Peugeot, my next car was a Peugeot and the one after will be another Peugeot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2003

1985 Peugeot 205 XRD 1.8 diesel

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired225240 kilometres
Most recent distance601455 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo


Best motor, bad quality on the rest


4x front bearing left and right.

1x Teleskope front both side.

3x Brake disk was OK only 3000 km.

1x Bearing for windscreen blades.

2x heating fan broken fixing unit from lower bearing.

1x heating warm water comes into the car and burns my leg.

2x broken key.

Corrosion around rear window.

Water comes inside the baggage room.

Handbrake lines both broken.

Lost oil everywhere from motor.

1x left and right transmission kardan.

2nd gear not usable when motor cold.

Today lost the vacuum for the brake system. Vacuum pump broke inside fixed already with welding.

General Comments:

Peugeot builds with Mercedes the best diesel engines. They were the pioneers. And now I will drive 1.000.000 KM with this car, the engine has never been checked for 10 years. Only changing the oil. I need 4.5 litres diesel for 100km!! With one full tank I reach apprx. 1080km.

I will write the next letter when I reach the million kilometres.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2000

23rd May 2006, 13:51

Still running your 205 diesel? if so, how many kms have you reached by now?

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews