1995 Peugeot 405 Reviews - Page 3 of 6

1995 Peugeot 405 SRi 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance191000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

A reliable, comfortable, attractive car that has aged well

Faults:

Heater core, 115000.

Radiator 117000

Front pads 162000

Heater hose 175000.

General Comments:

Car has been very good. I service the car myself and it has only needed normal consumables such as light bulbs, tires etc.

Motor is still good with no oil consumption or exhaust smoking.

Car is a pleasure to drive, is economical and good at covering long trips in comfort.

Interior is as new although car has always been garaged in the 6 years I have had it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2005

1995 Peugeot 405 GLX 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 1.4GS

Summary:

Very reliable work horse

Faults:

Always have an oil leak.

Heater has been tempremental - cold in the winter too hot in the summer.

General Comments:

I haven't had too many problems with my car. I paid £1000 for it nearly two years ago and it costs me £450 a year to service.

Otherwise it has been great and reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2004

1995 Peugeot 405 GLX 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carCitroen ZX

Summary:

French Classic

Faults:

Rocker cover gasket was replaced 3 times during my ownership as it was diagnosed by Peugeot to be the culprit for an oil leak.

Brake pads 'jumped out' of the callipers on the drivers side- luckily I was driving slowly and managed to stop the car with the handbrake.

Front tyre wear was atrocious- 10,000 miles was about par.

Radiator hose wore out.

Brake flexi-hose needed replaced.

Front fog lights became non-functional after the connections became corroded.

General Comments:

My 405 GLX was a very flash car when I bought it and it came equipped with plenty of goodies; Alarm, remote central locking, electric windows, Air-con and sunroof! and big comfy seats.

The engine was a very quiet unit that was more than adequate for pulling the car even though it was the smallest in the range, though I suspect it did have to work hard as it rarely managed more than 35 mpg which is 1.8 territory. It was flexible and powerful though perhaps the gearing was a little too tall to release it's full potential.

Ride is very good and handling is also good for a car of it's size, it's not going to out-corner a Saxo, but it doesn't do anything to cause alarm. the rear end is very light and if you get too enthusiastic you can spin the car despite it's front-drive layout though this is only really applicable in the wet.

Brakes are adequate though not of the same standard as it's cousin; the Citroen Xantia, the 405 would have benefited from having rear discs too.

Interior is very comfy and the GLX trim is also quite sporty aswell. it's good to see Peugeot didn't bother trying to tart it up with that fake-wood.

I found running costs high for a car of this size a full tank of petrol was nearly £50 and you'd get little over 400 miles from it.

It is a great family car and there are loads of them out there, and they are capable of intergalactic mileages.

Owning the 405 was pleasurable and in the end I was sad to see it go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th March, 2004

1995 Peugeot 405 GLX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 miles
Most recent distance187000 miles

Summary:

A cheap and reliable workhorse

Faults:

Nothing major.

Creaky front suspension strut, more annoying than a problem.

General Comments:

Diesel Estate version has tons of room, will haul just about anything anywhere with no complaints.

Excellent handling, feels like a much smaller car.

Very economical and cheap to own.

No engine problems at all.

Design is a bit dated now, trim quality only so-so.

Slightly underpowered and noisy at speed.

Very heavy clutch, gears can be hard to select.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2003

1995 Peugeot 405 GLX TD 1.9 DT from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 DT Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired186000 miles
Most recent distance186000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

A fast economical bargain that runs forever

Faults:

I'm a car trader and have had quite a few 405TD's.

It is one of the best diesels around for the money.Fast, economical and very very tough.

This one I have has 186,000 miles and has no gearbox noise, no smoke on running and performs very well.

MOT only needed a brake pipe.

General Comments:

These cars are indestructable. Okay, so you get a few fluid leaks and trim is apt to getting a wee bit rattly, but so what!

You are getting a car that can do 400,000 miles, is economical and reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2003

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