1997 Peugeot Partner 1.6 diesel


Small business transporter


Rust on the trunk door after only two years.

Rust around the windshield at the same time.

Exhaust pipe broke after 100K km.

Pretty much every light in the dashboard has gone out at least twice!

The driver's seat is starting to be worn down (no, I'm not overweight).

General Comments:

This car has a serious lack of power, to the degree that it makes it dangerous in traffic. Overtaking is a big no-no. I seriously recommend the turbo diesel to anyone, no matter the extra cost.

I like that you sit high in the seat, above the other traffic which enables you to see and read the traffic very well. That was the reason I bought this car, plus the fact that it was dirt cheap compared with the competition. The reason it was so cheap must of course have been due to the lack of quality - I knew that when I bought it, but I am one of those persons that take very good care of my cars and I really believed I could keep this car in immaculate order. I was wrong.

If you need a transporter that can seat more than two (pick up is not an option) and don't want to spend the money a van would cost you, I would recommend you took a look at this car. But as your main transportation vehicle for the family, just get a regular station wagon - you'd be better off.

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

Review Date: 23rd January, 2002