1991 Peugeot 405 Mi16 1.9 from North America


The passive restraints really couldn't be more junky than they are. When I drive alone, the passenger side zips back and forth on its own at light speed.

The suspension is really too noisy for a car of that price range.... The brakes make noise occasionally when applied.

The sunroof got hung up and needs new cables. The security coded radio had a great sound, but since the antenna broke and was disconnected, the radio won't work.... Electric seat was poorly conceived, and is always a pain to go forward and back.

General Comments:

It's really a fun car to drive, but it needs more headroom for taller people.

With only 64,000+ miles, I wonder what else I will be having to fix.

I can't believe the management at Peugeot has not tested the designs of their systems better... I could dream of a Peugeot with Toyota quality... Why don't they swallow their pride and copy the companies that make great components for their cars, and use those ideas, instead of selling us cars with so many design flaws. And get those production line people to do a better job of assembling the sub-assemblies of these great driving cars..

When they can get up there with the Toyota build quality, they will be the greatest of cars to own and drive...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 1999

1991 Peugeot 405 GTX 1.9 from UK and Ireland


No major faults, sunroof sticking.

General Comments:

Had the car from 32K now done 80K.

Very reliable, only 1 breakdown. This was due to battery fault, which was replaced free. Do own servicing and have changed no major parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 1999

30th Nov 2000, 11:55

I had one of these once, only kept it for 1 month as it was so tacky and unreliable. It was also very thirsty for petrol, water and oil.

I sold it to a mate who has had nothing but trouble!!! Fuel lines splitting, brakes going, CV joints, starting problems etc.

1991 Peugeot 405 Mi16 4x4 1.9 petrol from UK and Ireland


Transfer box, TDC sensor, self levelling suspension, leaking sunroof & ignition problems.

General Comments:

Superb handling, performance car at a value price, 4x4 although thought can't be lowered, can be relatively easily. Good looking all-round car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

1991 Peugeot 405 GR 1.9 petrol from UK and Ireland


None, apart from the fact that someone nicked it.

General Comments:

The first Peugeot I ever spent a lot of time in. I was expecting it to be tinny and buzzy but it was in fact built like a tank and felt like it would go on forever. It probably would have done, had it not been "liberated".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd August, 1997