1995 Peugeot 405 GLX 1.9 TD from UK and Ireland
Drives well, many minor problems
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)
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