During the warranty period, nothing failed on the vehicle (3 years).
Injection problems were encountered first of all. A Peugeot specialist dealer diagnosed the fault to be the automatic choke, and charged us £1500; this did not rectify the problem (sudden loss of power). They then stated that it was the fuel tank; this was not the case, and a much smaller garage diagnosed the fault to be the injection sender unit (next to the ignition coil), and replaced it at a cost of £150; considerably cheaper than the dealer, and it works too!
Electric aerial always plays up!
The rod from the clutch pedal to the clutch master cylinder wore through at approximately 50000 miles, with the clutch slave cylinder failing shortly after.
Alternator failed at 55000 miles (not unusual).
Starter motor failed at 60000 miles (not unusual).
Speedometer cable failed at 63000, and was not repaired for 18 months, so my mileage is a little inaccurate.
Front shock absorber failed at approximately 55000 miles.
Brake lines, brake pads, brake drums (rear) and brake discs were all replaced at 63000 for peace of mind!
Central locking required attention at 75000 miles.
The front wheel bearings were replaced due to noise from the hubs at approximately 50 miles per hour at 80000 miles.
My father acquired the vehicle new, and as it turned out, it was one of the last imported to Britain.
The car has never ceased to amaze us, doing whatever we asked of it, whether it be carrying a ton of bricks, or happily traveling at 110 miles per hour.
We have even towed a 3.5 tonne truck for 200 miles without a problem!
Handling is very good for an estate, although now at 13 years old it is not as fast from the traffic lights as it was.
Although I have listed a lot of faults, considering we have owned the car from new, it has been wonderful.
We will keep the car until it is no longer possible to maintain it (hopefully a long time).
Since we bought the car, our friends have purchased second hand 505's, and they swear by them!