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.

Chassis welding.

Heated front seats failed.

Air con failed.

General Comments:

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

17th Jan 2002, 16:22

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.

23rd Sep 2004, 04:40

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.

1986 Peugeot 505 GTi Family Estate 2.2 petrol injection


A fast, comfortable, reliable motorway cruiser with sporty handling


Clutch master cylinder leak.

Some loose/worn wiring and connectors.

Water pump leak.

Air con needs recharging.

General Comments:

Goes like the clappers for such a big and heavy car. Handles very well.

Very comfortable for high speed long distance driving.

Bit thirsty on the fuel (22mpg at 100mph).

You can always sleep in the back if it breaks down!

Very good condition for it's age. Looks like a bus. Seven of your mates can come with you in it to the beach...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2000