1994 Peugeot 405 Style Diesel 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland
A comfortable, pleasant to drive car
The clutch became heavy and was replaced at 103,000 miles. The clutch mechanism had worn. The drive-shaft oil seals were also replaced at the same mileage. During my ownership the clutch cable was replaced twice.
Exhaust intermediate section replaced at 123,000 miles. Rear silencer replaced at 197,000 miles.
Head gasket replaced at 205,000 miles.
Diesel injection pump started leaking at 215,000 miles. The spindle in the pump was replaced.
Glow-plugs were replaced twice, and battery once during my ownership. The handbrake cables were replaced three times.
A Volvo estate drove into the rear of the car at 221,000 miles and wrote it off.
The car was excellent value for money. I bought the car second hand when it had already lost half its value, and kept it for 190,000 miles.
The car was always economical - I usually got 52 miles per gallon from it.
It was a comfortable car, with plenty of room for the family and all our luggage.
The car was excellent for my 80 mile round motorway trip to work each day. It coped very well with several holiday trips from the North of England to the South of France.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st September, 2003