1983 Peugeot 505 Reviews from North America

1983 Peugeot 505 S - Silver Edition 2.3 turbo diesel

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 miles
Most recent distance129000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

At 21 years old, she's still turning heads!

Faults:

Major oil leak when purchased (due to the amateur "mechanic" who previously owned the car) - easily repaired by re-seating the valve cover.

Had alternator rebuilt at 125,000 miles. I didn't even KNOW that Motorola made alternators (neither did the mechanic who rebuilt it).

Replaced vacuum pump at 126,000 miles.

Replaced one rear window motor at 126,000 miles.

Speedometer is a little bouncy (I have read that this is common).

Sunroof and heated seats do not work (but are on my project list).

General Comments:

After several bouts of retroactive maintenance dealing with the neglect of the former owner, this car is starting to shine.

The car is hands down the most comfortable car I have owned, the ride is excellent, and the legendary Peugeot seats do not disappoint.

The turbo diesel is satisfactorily noisy and just a little bit smoky on hard acceleration (great for keeping away those who follow too closely).

I would buy another in a heartbeat (and am looking for a good 405 mi16). Please Peugeot, PLEASE come back to America!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2004

18th Dec 2009, 15:13

I am feeling the loss with you. Peugeot, please come back to America.

1983 Peugeot 505 S Silver Edition 2.0

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles

Summary:

Fast, economical and reliable

Faults:

Master cylinder.

EGR valve.

Sunroof doesn't work.

Some rust.

General Comments:

Peugeot's are great cars. It can be interesting to own one in the U.S. I think Peugeot's would do well if they were sold here again (at least I would buy one). The Europeans just have to stand behind their products more than they did/do.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2000

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews