1988 Peugeot 305 Reviews

1988 Peugeot 305 Select 1.6 Benzine from Israel

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 Benzine Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres


This is the best car in the world! Just drive it, and continue driving, and never stop!


The engine was replaced 3 times.

Right blinker is blinking too fast.

General Comments:

This car is VERY comfortable.

If you replace its oil filter with an air filter - you get a "new" car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2010

28th Jun 2010, 02:14

Shalom Haver. If one of the blinkers is too fast, this just means one of the three blinker bulbs on the right side is burnt. Change it and everything should return to normal.

1988 Peugeot 305 Break GR 1.6 petrol from Netherlands

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired305062 kilometres
Most recent distance306455 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 205


Drive it!


The rear arm bearings had to be replaced immediately.

Rear brake cylinder replaced.

Front brake discs will need to be replaced next year.

General Comments:

The car was driving fine when I bought it with 305.062 km (!) on the counter. The previous owner had obviously reached his target. Still one could see the rear wheels where not positioned vertically straight, and this often means the rear arm bearings need replacement. After fixing, the car drives even better.

It's my second 305 break gr. I had a little accident with the first and I had to sell it. I just couldn't resist buying the second one for only 240 euro... Repairs by garage cost 600 euro, so in total it's quite affordable. Repairing it yourself will cost about half, but you'll need some special tools to compress the rear springs in order to replace the bearings.

I'm still amazed by the driving quality of the 305 break. It's so comfortable and steers very good. It's real fun to drive! Take the chance if you get it! Loading space is pretty big and the engine has plenty of power too. The building quality and reliability of the car must be great; the motor doesn't have any starting problems and just performs healthy even after this amount of km, and there's very little rust.

One minus; the brakes are not that great, both the 305 breaks felt the same. The brakes are working, but a 205 for instance simply brakes better.

Above all, the 305 Break looks beautiful, I like the design a lot, and my break is in such a good condition that I carefully try to avoid another little accident...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2005

1988 Peugeot 305 GLD Estate 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10


Drive shaft.


Gearbox faulty from new.

Rear suspension arm bearings.

Blown head gasket.

General Comments:

The car has done 205,000 miles (330,000 km) and has let me done only once or twice in seven years. When it has gone wrong normally it gives me lots of warning and doesn't actually stop. Most of the things which have gone wrong have been due to the extreme hard driving I subject it to, and the high mileage. A practical, tough, comfortable load carrier, but heavy to drive. Best diesel engine of the 1980s.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 1999

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews