1993 Peugeot 405 GR 1.9 diesel from Uruguay


Comfortable and a pleasure to drive


Front suspensions changed at 110.000

Shock absorbers changed twice

Lights in dashboard repaired once

Heating is mild and depends on the engine's temperature

Brake disks changed at 85.000 and 180.000

Engine expired after 130.000 km

Most moving parts have been changed one time or the other.

General Comments:

Bought it with gas engine and changed motor after it was gulping too much oil after 4 years of normal use.

Used Peugeot 1.9 diesel engine was installed which proved to be tricky for the rest of the components, particularly the power steering. Diesel rotates at half the RPM so a new pulley, half the size had to be build.

Anyway it's always a pleasure to take it put on the sloped Uruguayan countryside.

Huge trunk! It one of the few sedans that will carry a foursome of golfers with their full equipments! (yeah, It's always me that has to pick the rest of the foursome, thought they have more modern cars).

Though Peugeot has quite a history selling and manufacturing cars in South America (specially Argentina), service is very bad and parts are quite expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th November, 2003

1993 Peugeot 405 mi16 2.0 16v from UK and Ireland


A cheap (now) great car, not only fast, but comfy and with plenty of space for people and luggage


Nothing has really gone wrong, the items I've replaced have been mainly service items; with the exception of a power steering line splitting (the connection between the pump and the cooler).

General Comments:

This car is known as the skip in my house, my wife hates it with a passion. But, I believe its one of motoring's hidden secrets.

It is a good sized family saloon, with enough performance to keep ahead of the majority of cars on the road, and an ability to put the power on the road and is about the best handling car I've driven.

It has never let me down in 2 1/2 years and 30k miles.

It's a shame that Peugeot haven't built an equivalent 406.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2003

3rd May 2006, 13:34

Peugeot HAS built a equal car to the MI16, just abit toned down.

The 406 TS6. 220 V6 HP.

1993 Peugeot 405 GL 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland


Get a well looked after 405 and it will last forever!


Electric window motor slowed down and was replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

Excellent handling and ride. Even now its nearly 10 years old, it still drives better than most new cars I drive at work.

There is no rust anywhere to be seen and has cost very little in the past 8-9 years I've had it.

I love it to bits and will be sorry to see it go when I trade it in against a new Pug 307 - I may even keep it to go along side the new car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2003

17th May 2003, 12:17

Why don't you go for the Pug 406, which is next to yours?? And its a much different car than pug 307 ???

I 've got the 406 and it is a dream!!

19th Aug 2003, 07:24

Yeah! I do agree with you. I own a 405 SRi (xu9j2 version) back in Malaysia. The ride and handling are excellent, cabin is spacious and it rocks. Furthermore, the car is 15% safer than the average car.

1993 Peugeot 405 STi 2.0 from UK and Ireland


Over rated unrefined unreliable expensive joke of a car


Catalytic converter failed at 76,000 miles.

Fuel Injectors failed at 80,000 miles.

Injection idle controller failed at 87,000 miles, 92,000 miles 101,000 miles.

Flywheel distorted and worn clutch replaced 89,000 miles.

Brake servo and brake compensator failed 89,000 miles.

Factory alarm and central locking failed at 90,000 miles.

Electric sunroof motor failed at 87,000 miles.

Dashboard instrumentation failure at 95,000 miles.

Front shock absorbers worn out at 80,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car is unbelievably badly made, such that many electrical items no longer work.

The engine is old fashioned, noisy, unrefined, slow, temperamental, expensive to mend and has aged very badly. The engine management, and ignition system is overly complex and despite numerous hours with main dealers and specialists (with huge bills resulting) it still misfires, does not idle etc.

The car is reasonably comfortable to travel in, (and to sit in and wait for the AA to arrive in) although the car handles badly due to the overly heavy 2.0l engine making it under-steer. This also contributes to the quick wearing of the tyres.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th March, 2003