1995 Peugeot 405 Reviews - Page 2 of 6

1995 Peugeot 405 TD GLX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Does the job

Faults:

I have a knocking noise on the front suspension when pulling off, and when coming to a stop. Any ideas? No one can find the problem.

General Comments:

I bought the car as a temporary measure. Originally we needed a large car for our camping gear, and were looking for a Mondeo Estate TDCI.

Now though we are going to keep the 405 as it's such a good car.

The mpg is fantastic! I get 850+ miles from a single tank of fuel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th September, 2007

26th Sep 2007, 03:55

I drive a 405 diesel without turbo (1991).

The fuel consumption is just amazing!

More details? 58 MPG (4.8l/100km) is the average we had last time when we were on vacation (summer 2007) in Denmark.

That is: 40% express highway (max. speed 130 km/h), 60% secondary highway (max. 90 km/h) - three persons + luggages!

I bought the car in Feb. 2007 with 180.000 on the clock (first owner).

I had to replace the timing belt, fit a new catalytic converter. Replace the filter cartridge for the motor fuel. Replace the motor oil... that's all so far.

The whole family is very happy with the car!

1995 Peugeot 405 SRi 2.0 petrol from Malaysia

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 kilometres
Most recent distance246000 kilometres

Summary:

The best car, nothing comes close!

Faults:

Air-conditioning: the system was refurbished by replacing the dryer, compressor, expansion valve and cooling coil. Total replacement of all the parts. The circuit for the blower tends to have weak connectors and has changed to simple wire connectors. The wiring seems to change to dark brown, oxidised through time.

Forward suspension lower arm bushes are the main maintenance to be carried out. Due to bad roads and hundreds of speed bumps, the front lower arm bushes tends to wear out fast, especially the left one (always hit potholes with it).

Bulletproof engine, reliable and economical for a 2000cc car. stepper motor needs regular cleaning. So far only normal oil change and spark plugs. Timing belt and bearings are changed every 70k kms and water pumps at 140k km. Still returns 28mpg urban and 38mpg highway.

Plastics seems to be soft and degrading. Apply silicone polish to reduce wear.here, it is very hot and humid, which affects all the rubber and plastic parts very quickly.

General Comments:

The car is seriously quick, provided you have the momentum and speed. Has the ability to hang to a faster approach on a bend due to excellent suspension and steering geometry, which most japanese cars tends to back off. Handling is very entertaining on twisty mountain roads, steer by throttle, brake late, fast in, fast out. If the entrance speed is too hot, just ease the throttle, the car will get back in line.

Very comfortable long distance tourer, able to maintain maximum speed for 3 hours without overheating. Able to outperform most "sporting" car and very comfortable too. Excellent suspension, a balance between comfort and handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2006

22nd Jul 2009, 23:44

Hi, can any one tell me the FC of 405 2000cc in Malaysia?

Also how much is the maintenance cost?

Thanks.

30th Dec 2009, 01:07

I'm using a 1994 Peugeot 405 (exec) that is in showroom condition. It handles so beautifully... and it is surprisingly economical... its top speed to date is also the highest I've driven... Superb performance. Comfort to the max. Reliable engine... beautiful design... I don't know what else to say about this car... I would rate it 5 out of 5 stars!!!

21st Jul 2010, 08:46

Is your SRi a manual or automatic? I always liked manuals better, yet the choice here in Israel is limited, and I can get hold of a 94 SRi automatic.. Thanks, Ben.

1995 Peugeot 405 GLX 1.9 TD from UK and Ireland

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.9 TD Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired127000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

Drives well, many minor problems

Faults:

Heater fan stopped working (not fixed yet - occasionally works intermittently)

Remote locking / alarm sometimes leaves the Left indicators on permanently so you have to lock and unlock upto 5 times to get it to turn it off. Usually I use the key now its less hassle.

Fog lights were corroded beyond repair - a common problem.

The exhaust rattles at idle.

The speedo wobbles.

The clock didn't work - fixed by replacing the bulb behind the clock.

The rear left door was difficult to shut and creaked a lot, improved greatly by adding grease.

Little room to use the clutch (easily fixed by pulling the plastic cover off above the pedals)

General Comments:

I bought the car cheap (ish) as it had a few minor faults (speedo / exhaust / remote locking)

Generally very nice to drive, but flat before 2000rpm before the turbo kicks in. Lots of luggage doesn't bother it. Plenty of grip in the wet or dry.

Lots of nice touches e'g well lit interior when you unlock. Boot light as well. The stereo can be hidden by closing the front panel on the car (saves removing the face of it). Heats up the inside v. quick in winter (though the fan is not working now!)

Seating position for me (6ft) a little cramped from my legs to the bottom of the (nice leather) steering wheel.

Clutch is a bit heavy (probably the cable).

My stereo (which is prone to overheating) also overheats in this car.

Still annoyingly lacks the flick on /off main beam headlight switch for flashing other drivers, instead you leave your main beam headlights on (if your running lights are on).

Large tank and I guess 45+mpg, only used one tank and not sure if it will get 50mpg on this tank.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2005

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 22 reviews