1974 Peugeot 404 GL 1.8
Reliable, comfortable and addictive!
Had a leak on one of the front brakes but was fixed with a new rubber seal.
Had difficulty starting in the winter at some stage, but a professional Peugeot mechanic fixed the problem with a proper service.
Had to fix the radiator more than once.
There are very few modern cars with as comfortable seats and such pleasant and comfortable driving ability on gravel roads!
As long as the 404 gets its service before winter - you have no problems.
You can get more than 11 km/l petrol on the open road - not bad at all for a '74 car.
Parts are easily available.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st October, 2000
11th Oct 2011, 08:52
Thank you for a wonderful comment on a truly beautiful and care South African diamond. I'm currently looking for one; it's very hard to find a GL. You couldn't have said it better. I remember my Grandfather in 1996 driving 4 hours in that thing with water and oil mixed! Amazing.
4th Jul 2014, 08:52
Yes!! The 404 1800 GL was a really great car!! I had one when I was a little younger. Wish I had one now :(