1986 Peugeot 505 V6 2.8 V6
Rapid, reliable, but nowadays an enthusiasts vehicle
MOT failure as follows:
Front anti-roll bar bushes disintegrated.
Leaking oil from power steering.
New steering rack (a heart stopping £270).
New nearside rear calliper.
Rear suspension arms required a lot of welding.
Heated front seats failed.
Air con failed.
I owned a 505 manual diesel previous to this car - the V6 automatic is an infinitely better car.
Handling and ride excellent.
A vehicle not without it's problems, but for a total cost including purchase and MOT works of under £1000, there are not many 120mph cars like this one!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th July, 2001
I have a 89 505 GTDT turbo diesel saloon and like you, I had to get one of the rear suspension arms welded and also the chassis inside both rear wheel arches because it started to crack. Apparently it's a major fault on them.
As for the electrics, more heartache with switches that seize and bad earths, but it's still got class and goes well.
I Have a 505 2829 CC V6. Where can I get parts for my car? Such as a Starter that I need right away. Along with some performance parts that I would like to get.