1994 Peugeot 405 GLX 1.9D
Good car; cheap and reliable
Climate ventilator was dead after few km; has been changed (3 bolts to remove only).
Starter motor was out after 30.000 km, and has been changed (also easy to change)
Glow sparkles were also off after 30.000 km.
Had to put grease on the gear box command after 40.000 kms because sometimes it ran from fifth gear to fourth (looks like working now).
Had to do something to the hand brake cable at 42.000 km to strengthen the bolt to get more grip.
The car is very reliable for its age, despite minor failures on equipment. You can drive very long distances without any problems with an average consumption of 7.5 liters diesel on highways. But in mountain conditions, the motor is not economical at all; 10 liters at least.
Start very good also in winter conditions, and drives very well in snow thanks to its front drive.
The only weak point is that the car is not comfortable; the seats are too hard, and the car sounds at high speed like a boiling pan.
Anyway, cheap to use and reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2008