1987 Peugeot 305 SR 1.6 petrol from Netherlands
This model of Peugeot is the perfect concept of an automobile: efficient, no-nonsense and reliable.
Although this 305 SR has an excellent rust protection, the top saucer of the left hand rear suspension spring/shock-absorber broke, both left hand and right hand saucer did show heavy corrosion; and both had to be changed at 145.000 km.
At 160,000 km a new clutch was installed (I use to skip the first gear, and usually drive away in the second gear, making use of the relatively very good engine torque for obtaining a contemporary good acceleration, without overloading the engine).
The valve-drive belt has been changed twice (at 100.000 and at 160.000 km).
Power steering cylinder was changed at 150.000 km.
At 180.000 km, the driver seat shows wear & tear and the ceiling-lining is loosened at the sliding sun-roof edge.
At 192.000 km the rear silencer was changed.
It is a endless car, beautifully shaped with excellent steering & driving.
Even at this 200.000 km the fuel consumption is only 1 liter per ca. 16 kilometer with ZERO oil concumption, NO RUST (except for some minor signs at the inside/loweredge of doors and an almost scratchless and deep shining silver-metal paint layer; amazingly good-looking.
It is my second 305 (the first 305GT '84 did show in 2000 heavy signs of rust, but its engine, even after a valve drive belt-failure, continued to run flawlessly: I keep this car in stock for possible spare parts).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd September, 2006