Peugeot 505 Review from Malta

1986 Peugeot 505 GLD 2.5 diesel

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 diesel Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles

Summary:

An economical, comfortable bargain

Faults:

My clutch had to be replaced since it was slipping constantly in 3rd and 4th gears.

Steering tie rods and ball joints were changed because they were in a state of bad repair when I got the car.

I also changed the tyres to get maximum grip.

Driver seat is also in a state of bad repair, but I have seat covers at the moment, I hope to fix them some time.

Engine needs a re-bore badly, currently much slower than it should be because of that.

General Comments:

This car is not exactly fast, in fact it is relatively slow, but it's running costs are very cheap.

The cabin is wonderful for a car its age, and nicer than most other cars which are more recent. It is also very spacious inside.

It has got a wonderful ride, and I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you can find a higher specced Turbo Diesel (GTD). Some even had ABS and airbags!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th April, 2002

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 1 review