Peugeot 405 Reviews from Spain

1989 Peugeot 405 mi 16 1.9i 16v

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9i 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired304595 kilometres
Most recent distance304898 kilometres
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

Wolf in sheep's clothing

Faults:

Power steering belt snapped.

Water pump leaked.

Clutch and cable replaced.

General Comments:

The car handles well, but not as good as it could. The car is seriously quick, even 14 years old it, s quicker than most BMW, s. Major problem I have is that the car has leather seats, I live in Spain where it gets very hot. So burnt legs. Looks like your average family saloon, but drives like a high performance car that it is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2003

1992 Peugeot 405 GR 1.9 carburateur

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 carburateur Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance111500 kilometres

Summary:

A very good car for a reasonable price

Faults:

I have never had important problems with this car.

The motor must be heated a bit before starting to run by cold weather.

General Comments:

The car was owned by my father, and I started to drive it two years ago (when I got my driving license).

In the eleven years we've got it, it has never had any important problem, only things like a spark plug wire who has dropped down, or the carburettor calibration.

Good for the city, and better for highway, it's a car that wants to run and run, and no problem to put the speedometer in horizontal position (about 160 km/h).

The mall is very big: we used this car to travel in holidays with the baggages of the five passengers, and we've never run out of space.

For the overall balance, I'm very happy when driving this car, and I don't plan to change it until it burns.

For the maintenance, we only respect the manufacturer prescriptions, and they're not very expensive.

Maybe a little expensive in gasoline, because of the carburettor, but not too much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2003

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews