A fantastic driving car that breaks down a lot
HEAPS! I panick every time I take it to get serviced.
Major (cost wise) things were:
Leaking radiator (under warranty).
Faulty electric windows.
Leaking gearbox input.
This car gives sheer driving pleasure, it has fantastic ride and handling (it sticks to the road like glue), but it constantly seems to fall apart. Other 405 owners I know all have had similar problems (but sport similar grins when driving). Be warned!
8/10 for performance because I would prefer more power, but the SRi is one of the lower spec versions.
Seat comfort is terrific, 9 hour drives are a breeze for both front and back passengers. Roomy interior.
Anyone looking to begin the move towards purchasing a driver's car should definitely consider this as a first step, just keep some cash aside for the repairs.
If possible, grab the Mi16, possibly one of the cheapest pre 1995 performance sedans around.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2000