1992 Peugeot 405 Reviews - Page 4 of 7

1992 Peugeot 405 Mi16 1.9 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen GTI

Summary:

This car is brilliant, a true high performance bargain

Faults:

The clutch went just a few after acquiring the car, but luckily this was the dealers responsibility.

Power steering was knocking slightly on full turns.

ABS warning light illuminated after about 2-3 minutes of driving and remained on until the engine was switched off although no faults were reported on the ABS system itself, problem eventually faded.

General Comments:

This car has absolutely blistering performance once tuned, not that it really would need it.

I have a '92 model so I have all the usual refinements, leather sports seats, A/C, climate control. You name it, this car has it.

Handling is outstanding, especially at high speeds.

All round brake disc's will bring you to a prompt halt in no time at all.

There is certainly a lot of room both in the front and rear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th September, 2002

1992 Peugeot 405 SRi 1.9 multipoint injection (pre-cat) from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9 multipoint injection (pre-cat) Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

A great fun to drive, inexpensive car

Faults:

Starter motor not working when I purchased the car.

General Comments:

Recently bought the car and felt the instant need to review it. I paid £300 for it since it wouldn't start. A new starter motor was £50 from Eurocarparts. It did, however, prove difficult to fit because of the out-of-the-way position behind the inlet manifold.

The handling is amazing. It's great fun to drive and the 125 bhp engine pulls smoothly through the gears.

The bodywork is a bit tinny for my liking, certainly not as robust as on the Sierra, but rust-free nonetheless.

The interior is comfortable, but dated, consisting mainly of plastic.

Haven't owned the car for long, so can't comment on reliability. Parts are easy to come by in the UK and cheap if you go to the right places. There does seem to be a price increase for the later 2.0i Kat models though.

In short it's a great car for the money. I thoroughly enjoy driving it, and would never go back to driving a Sierra (despite the slightly more luxurious interior and boot space!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2002

1992 Peugeot 405 Mi16 1.9 DOHC EFI from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 DOHC EFI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

Unreliable but under-rated!

Faults:

Clutch cable snapped.

Clutch release arm broke - replaced along with a new clutch.

Boot leaking - rear light clusters had screws missing!

Exhaust blew - manifold and middle section replaced.

Car hitting speed bumps! Previous owner had lowered the already low original suspension.

Shock absorbers worn - nearly new suspension fitted from a 405 GTX.

Mis-fire cause by faulty rotor arm.

General Comments:

Having been very pleased with the performance of my 405 1.6 (carburettor).

I decided that the Mi16 must go like a rocket and had to be my next car.

One problem - lack of low rev torque.

The 405's 8-valve 1.9i has 127 lbs ft of torque and despite the extra 8 valves the Mi16 can only muster 133 lbs ft and the Mi16 is a heavier car.

Fortunately the Mi has has 35bhp more and it shows once the revs exceed about 4000 a minute.

The fastest Mi's are the ones without air-conditioning and pre-catalyst.

Despite the faults I've had I still love the car and its handling and grip are superb.

A 205 1.9 GTi may beat me from the lights, but on the right road the Mi16 is king!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2001

27th Jul 2001, 19:03

Hi!

I'm Kris and you've just been reading my Mi16 review.

I'm interested in corresponding with other Mi16 owners to share tips and advice etc.

You can e-mail me on: MTTHWSK@AOL.COM.

2nd Sep 2001, 20:06

Yeah, they're great cars! I own an Mi16 too and the only complaint I have is the lack of torque at low revs.

1992 Peugeot 405 GR 1.9L from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired151000 kilometres
Most recent distance153000 kilometres

Summary:

A stylish 1992 European car

Faults:

Needed new front and back brakes, and rear brake cylinders a week after I'd bought it.

Blows black soot out of the exhaust when you rev it up.

Had to get an oil change almost immediately as it was very black. Possibly due to lack of care from the previous owner.

General Comments:

Apart from the above problems, I'm very happy with the car. Best car I've ever owned. Looks great.

The seating is comfortable.

Hot air on front side windows de-fogs the windows.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2001

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