1991 Peugeot 405 GL 1.6? from UK and Ireland
Good long distance cruiser but watch the repair bills
All gearbox linkages.
Electric sunroof mechanism.
Brake discs warped.
Brake pipes corroded.
Front wheel bearings.
Sundry oil gaskets and water hoses.
In addition to the list of things going wrong there are also the persistant oil leaks, oil coming up through the air intake, even though all the breather hoses etc have been replaced, and the clouds of blue smoke from the exhaust.
It starts when IT feels like it, and not before.
This car has been recovered by the breakdown services 11 times in 12 months.
The brake discs warp faster than a plastic plate in a microwave and the body feels like it's made from baked bean tins (or even reycled Citroen AX's) but...
I love it because it is the the most comfortable car I have ever owned, it handles superbly for such a large car and will keep pace with my friend's 106.
So would I buy another French car?, would I heck, Stuttgart here I come.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th September, 2000