1982 Peugeot 505 Review from UK and Ireland

1982 Peugeot 505 GRD Estate 2.5 diesel

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance260000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 504


Going well after 20 years on the road.


Clutch plate replaced.

Clutch master cylinder leak.

Gear lever assembly replaced. It became loose after the abuse I gave it when the clutch was failing.

Oil warning light failed. This could have been expensive if not detected.

Radiator leak.

Power steering hose leak. The pump would start growling when it ran out of fluid.

Rear seat cover has worn away recently.

Drivers seat belt unit has worn out recently.

British climate has caused extensive corrosion on bodywork recently although the floor is in good condition.

General Comments:

This car is very comfortable and has excellent suspension.

I think this car is almost clapped out. At 20 years old with the rust and growing repair bill I think it is time for a younger model. I don't think I will forget this one though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2002

12th Jan 2005, 19:13

Hi, I have an '84 505 STI and have been driving it since 1984. I am now going to sell it on ebay for the same reasons you listed. Sadly though. I have really loved it.

Marci Hanson

Bellingham, Washington.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review