1982 Peugeot 505 Review from North America

1982 Peugeot 505 S XDS2 turbo diesel

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission XDS2 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles


Safe, reliable and comfortable transportation that no one else has!


My car has traveled less than 6 miles per day since new.

Maybe considered the lowest mileage turbo diesel in the states. Has become a modern classic, and is becoming an extinct model in the USA.

General Comments:

One of the safest and most dependable Peugeot models ever built. How many 28 year old cars would you trust on a journey across the states without hesitation?

This is not my first owned 505.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2009

27th Dec 2009, 06:27

My mom handed me down a 505 as my first car. Loved it to death. It was like a very attractive best friend, made out of iron, that moved quickly (it was a turbo). No subsequent cars I've had (Saabs, Volvos, BMW's) have been as indestructible. The cars that came closest were (German made) VW's.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review