Peugeot 205 Review from Poland

1989 Peugeot 205 XRD 1.9 diesel

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo


I sold it with tears in my eyes


Only minor fixing required.

The things worth mentioning are:

- anti-corrosion painting.

- often shocks exchanges (because of bad roads in Poland)

- at about 210 000 km final exhaust was replaced for non-original ($70)

General Comments:

I gotta say - a little car worth every penny!

Amazingly cheap to maintain:

Fuel consumption: 5,5 l/100 km (43 miles/gal) no mater city or highway.

Nothing, but fuel and other liquids were necessary.

Small repairs done in non-dealer garages.


- poor acceleration (16 s. to 100 km (62 miles) /h

- not very comfortable (but pretty fair)

- definitely not a sporty car

- small malfunctions

- small boot (but after setting seats down I brought a mid-size fridge on board)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2004

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review