1993 Peugeot 405 T16 T16




Nothing wrong, but need some help to reach the best tuners for this kind of engine.

General Comments:

Want to build the engine to evo spec, means at least 400 hp... who can help with prof help?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th January, 2007

1993 Peugeot 405 GLX 1.8 petrol


Undervalued. A future classic.


Turn signal relay replaced.

One heater control dashboard light burnt out; a lot of time to replace.

Engine oil disappearing; not sure why, suspect a leak somewhere. Don't see any blue smoke in the exhaust.

Radiator hose leak.

Heated seats don't get warm.

Replaced battery in key, remote central locking worked for a couple of days, now doesn't work anymore (though central locking works via key in driver's door).

Tiny rust spots on top of back doors; sanded off and retouched.

General Comments:

I bought this car as a cheap runabout just for getting to work; but I often leave my other, newer, car in the garage because the 405 is such a pleasure to drive.

I bought it 10 years old from the proverbial "one careful owner from new" and it is in very good shape, inside and out.

Great styling. Doesn't look dated even though it was first produced in the '80s.

Nice driving position and ergonomics. A bit basic, but doesn't feel cheap.

Very comfy, also in the back. The kids like to take this car, even though our other car is a minivan.

Good-sized luggage area.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2004

5th Apr 2004, 12:36

Oddly enough, when I owned a 1995 405 I found bubbling rust in the top of the rear door frames which I found unusual.

Two years later my dad bought a 1993 405 as a cheap second car- same rust in the same place, must be something to do with the manufacturing process not sufficiently rust-proofing this area. And your dead right about the comfort level compared to more modern cars, the 405 shames most of them and even it's own replacement the 406, if I'm going on a long journey I know what I'd rather take!