Peugeot 205 Review from Spain

1998 Peugeot 205 generation 1.8 diesel

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres
Previous carnone none


Still good today


The rear doors doesn't lock well, so the water gets in the car when I wash it and there is an aerodynamic noise driving on a highway at high speed.

Minor electrical problems (turning indicators). The fix costed less than 6 euro.

Sometimes the speedometer stops working, but it starts working by hitting the dashboard with your fist... ;)

General Comments:

I think it s a good and reliable first car.

It s not really outdated, although appearing in 1983.

It s really economical (6 l. every 100 km or less)

It is not a sports car, but handles well on the road and gives confidence to its driver.

I think its engine would last forever, if maintained. In fact, the Citroen c15 is still produced here in Spain with the 1.8 diesel.

It's absolutely reliable. In contrast, a 206 1.4 HDI is a nightmare.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th September, 2005

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review