1984 Peugeot 505 GTi 2.2 petrol


Comfortable driving


Radiator leak.

Ignition wires.

Injection - ECU breakdown.

General Comments:

It's a VERY comfortable and usually reliable car, BUT if something breaks down, some pieces are a bit hard to find (and PEUGEOT garages are not very amused if you arrive with a 505...)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2001

30th Mar 2001, 18:49

I think your page is great. I have just bought a 1981 505 diesel Peugeot. I also got an 1983 505 Peugeot for parts. I was told they enter changed. I have not been able to find any info about them. I sure could use a repair manual. Could some one help me.. Where do I go. Thanks, croemer@cport.com


15th Jul 2001, 20:54

I love my 1984 Peugeot, but I am having some problems with radiator, and oil leaks. And my brakes seem to be messed up.

If you could e mail me some guidance, I would gladly appreciate it.



22nd Feb 2003, 19:16

I also have a 1984 505 station wagon turbo diesel. The brakes sometimes get really hard to press down, and no stopping feedback. I really have to push to get the car to stop. If I turn my 505 off for a little bit and restart it the brakes seem fine again.

What is causing this weirdness? How do I fix it, or check it?



2nd Feb 2015, 20:22

Check for a vacuum leak to the power brake booster.

1986 Peugeot 505 GTi 2.2 fuel injection


Nothing unnormal, except ill-fated ZF automatic transmission. Dead after 84.000 km, again after 130.000 km. Expensive rebuilt. Problem known to specialists.

General Comments:

Prices for spare parts are very high in Germany, so driving and caring for this car is expensive. Wouldn't buy auto transmission again. Great and rewarding car to drive, although driving comfort is not as high as many people expect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 1999

29th Apr 2001, 05:14

I have a 505 and find it a good car to drive. Prices are expensive for parts but like all cars regular servicing keeps the cost of repair down.

This car is a very good family car and caters for us well. It has plenty of space, and many things that would come as extras on other cars. Electric sunroof, mirrors, central locking and heated seats... not bad for a G reg.

Iam now looking for a seven seater.