1992 Peugeot 405 GTD Turbo 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Fierce cheap car to put on the road


Sunroof cables seized.

All electric windows seized.

Head gasket went.

Head warped.

Brakes failed.

Very bad lights.

Boot leaks water.

Back lights dodgy.

Back axle totally failed.

Rocky seat.

This was when I bought it.

So I bought a crashed 93 405 GRDT.

Put on back axle, engine, gearbox, wiring, interior, spotlights and lots of other bits.

General Comments:

Fine car now, would handle any turn. Great car to accelerate and it's a plesure to drive. And I have lots of spares.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2000

1992 Peugeot 405 GRD 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland


Sometimes stalls after a cold start. No other problems (only 66500 miles on clock).

General Comments:

Badly lacks driver leg-room, very good spec wise. 50-55 M.P.G easily on the motorway. I am going to sell the car due to leg cramps / back ache, not the cars fault, its just I'm too tall for the cabin.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 1999

1992 Peugeot 405 GRTD 1.8 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Radio cassette cover clip has sprung off and now closes on acceleration. Only superficial other maintainance.

General Comments:

Comfortable car for long journeys. Performance generally good but lacks top end of petrol. Excellent choice of car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

1992 Peugeot 405 mi16 2.0 16 valve from North America


NOTHING has gone wrong in 6 years, sans a muffler and normal maintenance!

General Comments:

Possibly best car I've ever owned. A friend of mine has a 91 mi16 with 250,000 and he feels that's the best car ever as well!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 1998

19th Jun 2003, 06:42

So a vote of confidence in Peugeot, then?

11th Apr 2005, 10:59

I have a '92 Peugeot 405DL Sportwagon with about 150K miles on it in NJ (USA). It still looks like a new-ish car as it was designed as a modern design like the current Volvo/Audi smaller wagons. It has a longer wheelbase than the Jetta wagon and doesn't bounce as much on highway travel. With rear seats folded, the storage is quite good since the area is boxy and practical for a fair amount of items to transport.

I even fit a table in once that couldn't get into a Ford Explorer (wheelwells obstructed the floor space)!

Although there are only a few "dealers" left in the area, the two I have used (one closed) were ethical and thorough in their service department. After 100K+ and twelve years of regular use, things do wear and I have needed CVS axles, brave disks, and front end struts replaced. Earlier in its life Peugeot warranty covered everything, but the dealer was proactive and supportive.

Engine, brakes, transmission, AC run fine today although I have worn out the fabric on the driver's seat. Rest of the car has no rust or excess wear. Overall gas mileage when young averaged over 30 MPG, but has declined to mid 20's in middle age (regular gas).

With the modern design and the good dealer support I enjoyed, why would I want to change car company's?

"Car 54 Peugeot where are you?"