1992 Peugeot 405 Reviews - Page 2 of 7

1992 Peugeot 405 SRi 1.9 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance156000 miles
Previous carSuzuki Swift

Summary:

Something a bit different

Faults:

Someone smashed my windscreen/mirrors

Nothing Else.

General Comments:

I bought this car because I wanted something quite roomy and different to everybody else. I'm 18 so everybody has got Saxos/Novas etc.

It's bright red with all colour coded bumpers (like the Mi16) so it stands out a bit more than all the others. It has 16" TSW wheels with 205/45/16s. Morette twin headlight conversion, full stainless steel powerflow exhaust and it has Bilstein suspension all round and lowered on Bilstein springs. It looks really good. Has uprated Mi16 brakes on the front and the Mi16 axle on the back so both match up. Front is fitted with grooved discs and I don't know what pads.

Mine is the older model with the 1905cc 8v engine and I am told these have 120bhp?

My engine is fitted with Pipercross induction kit, fast road cams, port/polish head etc. all new piston rings and all of that stuff. I have bills from previous owner from LAD Motorsport for over £1600 for this work!

Interior is all standard to my knowledge, very comfy, great driving position, almost perfect for me.

I have all MOTs etc from new so I know I have a well looked after one.

You have probably guessed it handles like nothing else with the full Bilstein set-up on it (£900 excl. fit)

It stops pretty well as well, however the engine is dead when going around town. On the motor way however you would think it is a different car. Can anyone tell me why? Very responsive and fast, I have had about 128 on the clock and I ran out of motor way so I had to stop so something is working propely under the bonnet. Very stable as you would expect. The sound is phenominal with the exhaust (£300 fitted so that was a bargain)

Overall I am very pleased with it, but can anyone tell me why acceleration from stop is not as fast as you would expect, but on the motorway from 65ish it flys? Also if a standard car is 120bhp give or take, what do you expect my car to be with all of the mods?

I would recommend a Pug to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2005

9th May 2006, 09:11

I own a standard 405 sri, with the xu9j2 standard engine. It's an interesting vehicle that takes advantage of a reasonable low-weight to a family car. However, I would like to make some mods in order to make it fly. Can anyone help me with some tips?

1992 Peugeot 405 GR Estate 1.9 from UK and Ireland

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen GTI

Summary:

Very good value at £450!

Faults:

Wiper relays not working when bought. £35 to replace

Cooling hose replaced for £20.

General Comments:

Apart from feeling like riding in blancmange road performance is surprisingly good, particularly as I bought this car for load lugging. It is a very good load lugger - 4 trips to France & 10k later, no problems.

Annoying squeaks - heater fan motor & plastic rub on steering wheel.

V comfortable on long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2005

1992 Peugeot 405 mi16 1.9 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Lurvely

Faults:

Nothing has ever really broken - I have a good and trustworthy mechanic, he checks the whole car when servicing it and I replace anything suspect before it breaks.

Have replaced engine mounts, cv boots, gear linkages, brake rotors etc. but that's all to be expected on a 13 year old car.

General Comments:

This car may not be the quickest off the mark, but is the most satisfying drive when you get it right. It has it's own personality and if you learn how it works and what it likes you will enjoy driving it like no other car!

On the downside, the bodywork has a lot to be desired - doesn't help that every time I park somewhere, someone runs into it or opens a door on it. the interior has a fair share of rattles n squeaks too..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2005

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 28 reviews