1995 Peugeot 405 SRi 2.0 petrol
The best car, nothing comes close!
Air-conditioning: the system was refurbished by replacing the dryer, compressor, expansion valve and cooling coil. Total replacement of all the parts. The circuit for the blower tends to have weak connectors and has changed to simple wire connectors. The wiring seems to change to dark brown, oxidised through time.
Forward suspension lower arm bushes are the main maintenance to be carried out. Due to bad roads and hundreds of speed bumps, the front lower arm bushes tends to wear out fast, especially the left one (always hit potholes with it).
Bulletproof engine, reliable and economical for a 2000cc car. stepper motor needs regular cleaning. So far only normal oil change and spark plugs. Timing belt and bearings are changed every 70k kms and water pumps at 140k km. Still returns 28mpg urban and 38mpg highway.
Plastics seems to be soft and degrading. Apply silicone polish to reduce wear.here, it is very hot and humid, which affects all the rubber and plastic parts very quickly.
The car is seriously quick, provided you have the momentum and speed. Has the ability to hang to a faster approach on a bend due to excellent suspension and steering geometry, which most japanese cars tends to back off. Handling is very entertaining on twisty mountain roads, steer by throttle, brake late, fast in, fast out. If the entrance speed is too hot, just ease the throttle, the car will get back in line.
Very comfortable long distance tourer, able to maintain maximum speed for 3 hours without overheating. Able to outperform most "sporting" car and very comfortable too. Excellent suspension, a balance between comfort and handling.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th August, 2006
22nd Jul 2009, 23:44
Hi, can any one tell me the FC of 405 2000cc in Malaysia?
Also how much is the maintenance cost?
30th Dec 2009, 01:07
I'm using a 1994 Peugeot 405 (exec) that is in showroom condition. It handles so beautifully... and it is surprisingly economical... its top speed to date is also the highest I've driven... Superb performance. Comfort to the max. Reliable engine... beautiful design... I don't know what else to say about this car... I would rate it 5 out of 5 stars!!!
21st Jul 2010, 08:46
Is your SRi a manual or automatic? I always liked manuals better, yet the choice here in Israel is limited, and I can get hold of a 94 SRi automatic.. Thanks, Ben.