Peugeot 504 Review from Netherlands

1978 Peugeot 504 GLD 2.3 diesel

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1993
Engine and transmission 2.3 diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired226000 kilometres
Most recent distance300000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 404

Summary:

Nice, economical, reliable and spacious car

Faults:

In our climate the body easily rusts and normally they will not last longer than 8-10 years. This car had a good body, the first owner took really good care of it by using waxoil from new.

General Comments:

I found the Peugeot 504 diesel a very nice car with a lovely smooth ride. The suspension is very good and so are the seats.

The engine is very strong but does not last long if you rev it up when it is cold or when you go to fast with it. I did 110 km/hour on the highway with a little bit bigger tires on the back (185-15). Does not use a lot of diesel, I did 14 km on one liter. I was also very careful on coolant leakages because the cylinder head will go easily if you overheat it.

I had to replace the radiator, the diesel tank and one front strut. No other problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2000

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review