1989 Peugeot 405 MI16 1.9 from UK and Ireland
The Ultimate Q car
Brake calipers needed replacing, New horn, hazard warning switch. odd spots of Welding for the MOT.
Not the quickest car on paper, but feels so much faster than the 8.5 0-60 time listed the acceleration when in the powerband is nothing less than startling.
Handles very well up to the limit, but you can feel the under-steer building up in late braking hard turn ins and I always have the feeling that when it goes it will be spectacular.
Interior trim is very nice and the leather seats and arm rest are seriously hard wearing still look almost new on my 18 year old car.
This is my second MI16 the first being a 4X4 that was a bit of a lemon, but this one is sound if they weren't getting so rare id never drive another car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2007
23rd Mar 2007, 10:45
Your story sounds eerily familiar. I too had a 4x4 that was a bit of lemon, and at the last MOT I needed new brake calipers, a horn and hazard warning switch, as well as some welding and the hand brake had to be adjusted.
I love these cars so much that I have had tow, despite the reliability issues. On the right road with no police man in sight, this is the most fun you can have for less than a £1,000.
I also have a V6 Golf 4 motion, which is much faster and much more composed, but nowhere near as much fun.