1989 Peugeot 505 Reviews from North America

1989 Peugeot 505 S 2.8i

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.8i Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired22400 miles
Most recent distance22600 miles
Previous carBuick Regal


An underrated performer, trapped in the shadows of the late 80's


Alternator & starter failed shortly after I purchashed the auto.

Heated seats haven't worked since the day I bought her.

General Comments:

The seats are just the beginning of the amount of comfort this auto supplies.

A performer as well as a head turner. A lot of the time people will ask me - what kind of car is this?

The car could use more power, then again what couldn't.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2001

1989 Peugeot 505 Turbo Wagon 2.2 turbo gas

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo gas Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles


The most versatile sports car you will ever own!


Fuel pump at 120,000 miles due to noise, not failure. Otherwise, just maint. type items, (tires, brakes, fluid changes).

General Comments:

Very quick and practical vehicle, reliable. Only draw back is Turbo version rides a little harsher than other models. Wish they still sold them in the US, would buy another if I could!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2000

27th Nov 2005, 04:46

You must read the whole test report in Motor Trend, those guys were caught off guard, they ran out of words in praise of the 505s handling,comfort and class. Greatest cars ever.

13th May 2006, 04:10

Motor Trends comments are a perfect tribute to this magnificent car, as I've qouted elsewhere they wrote`We were caught by surprise, we run the risk of running out of our list of hyperboles in praise of its fine handling, comfort and grace`

Car&Driver once said these cars are respected right next to the harvest god in Africa where `roads` are the natural enemies of cars.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews