1978 Peugeot 504 Sedan 2.3L diesel
One ride and you're hooked
The alternator needed rebuilding.
The glow plug controller needed replacing.
The Peugeot 504 is the most comfortable car, with the possible exception of a Citroen, I've ever driven.
It is very economical getting between 24 - 29 miles per US gallon of biodiesel.
I've been driving 504's for more than 25 years and have no plans of changing.
It is a very beautiful and distinctive car. You never lose it in a parking lot.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th October, 2008
26th Oct 2008, 13:51
There are still a lot of these used as taxis in Egypt.
27th Oct 2008, 06:35
Good to see someone also driving a 504. Have owned a 1979 504 for last 18years, the car has done 330,000 kms. The engine is still like new and does not use a drop of oil.
Suffering from rust in sills. Have managed to source new panels and hope to have it repaired.
The car is otherwise in perfect condition, cannot bear to sell the car to someone who may not look after it.
Best of luck with yours.
21st Dec 2008, 17:59
Well try to look after your 504s. I use to have one, a 504 ti sedan, and if I won the state lottery I would go and find one again, because whatever it is about them, will always grab attention like no other car ever produced. THEIR STYLING IS AND WAS PERFECT.
20th May 2014, 14:02
Author of this comment. Just sold my 504 after owning it for about 25 years. Sold it to a friend who was already the owner of a similar 504. The car was getting no use, but still in perfect order. Sad to see it go, but better for somebody to get some use out of it.
Great car, will miss it.
19th Dec 2016, 17:24
What, if anything, did you replace the Pug with?
20th Dec 2016, 09:59
Replaced it with a Volvo 940 1993; just as bullet proof as the 504. The only problem I had with the 504 was the bodywork; the paint was getting tired and surface rust was appearing. The Volvo body and paint is far superior to the 504.
22nd Dec 2016, 05:20
You, sir, have impeccable taste in cars! I hope the Volvo scratches the same itch for a comfortable but dynamically competent sedan.