1993 Peugeot 405 GLDT Estate 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Great pleasant drive, just keeps going!
Brake servo failed at 285,000 miles.
Glow plugs replaced this year.
Central locking/Alarm recently packed in.
N/S front wheel bearing failed at 297,000 miles.
This has been an excellent workhorse, and considering the mileage is in amazing condition. As said in a previous review, if you service these cars regularly they last for ever and are very easy to work on.
This still pulls very well and I carry a large amount of weight in it regularly. Recently been to a Peugeot after-market specialist for the timing belt replacement, and he said it's one of the best he's driven!
If you want a cheap workhorse that's nice to drive with more than enough grunt, you won't go wrong with one of these. Also the loading space is slightly better than the 406 Estate, which is why I still have the 405!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th November, 2005
I completely agree with you.
I purchased one of these from a mate's dad, with 207,000 miles on the clock, for a grand total of £100.
I thought the car would only last a few months, wiht it having over 200,000 miles on the clock already.
How wrong could I have been?
I had the car for around 5 years, and I have driven it up to 362,000 miles, and it was still pulling just like it did when I got it.
It was a bit sluggish to start sometimes, but ALWAYS started.
The A/C didn't work when I got it, as there was a gas leak and it never got fixed apparently.
No real major mechanical failures, until the cambelt snapped one morning (That's why I scrapped it. Would probably still be going otherwise).
Overall, great workhorse.