1998 Peugeot 205 generation 1.8 diesel from Spain
Still good today
The rear doors doesn't lock well, so the water gets in the car when I wash it and there is an aerodynamic noise driving on a highway at high speed.
Minor electrical problems (turning indicators). The fix costed less than 6 euro.
Sometimes the speedometer stops working, but it starts working by hitting the dashboard with your fist... ;)
I think it s a good and reliable first car.
It s not really outdated, although appearing in 1983.
It s really economical (6 l. every 100 km or less)
It is not a sports car, but handles well on the road and gives confidence to its driver.
I think its engine would last forever, if maintained. In fact, the Citroen c15 is still produced here in Spain with the 1.8 diesel.
It's absolutely reliable. In contrast, a 206 1.4 HDI is a nightmare.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th September, 2005