Peugeot 405 Review from Malta

1989 Peugeot 405 GR 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4096 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

The perfect workmen's and family car

Faults:

The Thermostat was replaced because of less of use (Cheap and easy to change).

General Comments:

Unfortunately my Dad doesn't use the car because he is always abroad because of work.

When you say someone that our car has 13 years and only 4096 miles on it, they don't believe you.

It still has the factory protection seat covers.

It never got out in rain and it has everything original.

It has these extras, electric windows, electric sunroof, electric mirrors, central locking, power steering and it was bought for $18,000.

The few that we used this car, I can say that it handles perfect and the braking is excellent and it is good looking too.

I am 6 foot 2 inches tall and to be honest I don't stay a lot comfortable at the back because my head touches the roof.

Fortunately my dad is going to give to me and I am going to modify it a little bit like, spraying the handles, new alloys and maybe an Ecosse body-kit.

Yes it is quite fast although it is heavy and engine sounds great at high revs.

I like this car so much and I am trying to find another similar model such as the Mi16 or the famous T16.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2003

9th Nov 2005, 14:36

Of no use to those interested in putting normal mileage on this car. The reviewer lives on an island, and rarely has to drive anything, but short distances --- he says so himself!

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review