1992 Peugeot 405 Mi 16 1.9 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
This is not a city car, it likes a winding, open road
Gearbox crunchy, synchromesh slow.
Power steering seems to take a while to warm up.
Catalytic converter burned out.
Radiator cap replaced.
Harmonic balance replaced 130,000km plus timing chain.
I bought this car on the net from Melbourne and drove it immediately to Brisbane, 1850 km, over two days. It did not miss a beat.
I decided to buy it rather than a BMW 318is, which is also 1900cc, but slower and dearer. The Peugeot handles brilliantly, has 30mpg consumption, but a heavy and slow gearbox. Some models came with timber trim, but this one has the glass sunroof, leather, 5 speed box with a very tall first gear and all electrics.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th March, 2005