1995 Peugeot 405 Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1995 Peugeot 405 GTX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205 diesel

Summary:

Not worth 20k new. Otherwise the dogs nuts

Faults:

Intermittent bulbs fail (Peugeot trait - to keep you on your toes).

Suspension noises no-one else can detect (located as outriggers - common fault).

Appaling dealer servicing - Cliffords.

Auto box - heavy and wears the inside front tyres.

Rear tyre security bolts seized - replaced and kept greased.

Possible head gasket oil leak (possibly done by the dealer to cough up more money?)

Intermittent starting problems - probably the battery although the dealer wants the customer to buy a £250 piece of plastic.

General Comments:

The auto box and cruise control are ace for the speed cameras, set and cruise at 40mph etc... annoys other drivers though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2001

24th Sep 2001, 17:46

I have a 1992 Peugeot 405 1.9 GTX model. I've been having problems when I put it in drive, it revs high and doesn't go anywhere, but when I put it into 1st it drives up the box, but won't go in 1st. Do you have any idea what that is?

If so e-mail me at darrenkhl18@yahoo.com, it will be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Darren..

1995 Peugeot 405 GTX 2.0i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0i Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

A niggly car with lower than average running costs

Faults:

Battery died after 4 years.

Tyre wear on the front is high and uneven.

Automatic gearbox recently started making a loud popping noise when changing from 2nd to 3rd!

Suspension clatter is ever present and 'a feature of the model'.

Vacuum hoses on the sensors crack causing leaks which make the car stall intermittently.

Indicators start up all by themselves - very annoying.

General Comments:

The seats are narrow and short and become very uncomfortable after more than an hour or so.

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

Review Date: 26th November, 2000

1995 Peugeot 405 GTX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance77000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405 GL petrol

Summary:

Economical car with driver appeal

Faults:

Drivers seat anchor point has come away from the chassis. Probably due to the height adjustment not working properly.

Emergency seat belt retainer on drivers side exploded into action with no apparent reason. The repair bill will be £340.

Clock is very dim, and virtually unreadable in broad daylight.

Air conditioning slows the car down a little!

General Comments:

Superb performer on the motorway, especially when cruising and accelerating between 50 and 70mph.

It returns 45 mpg to 55 mpg depending on usage.

Heater becomes useful very quickly on a cold winters morning.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2000

1995 Peugeot 405 GTX 2.0 petrol auto from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol auto
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Headlamp relay blew; air con failed (twice); temp gauge failed.

General Comments:

Despite a few niggling secondary problems the car has proved reliable where it matters and a delight to drive.

Auto box pretty good but can be a bit slow on kick down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 1997

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

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is a wonderful car. Very reliable and very good value for money. The GLX range all come with Air-Con as standard and is an absolute must for those hot days, also great for clearing the mist from the screen. Having previously owned the non-turbo version I would not go back, without it the car is annoyingly slow and has to be driven hard. Looking for an estate then you cannot go far wrong with the Peugeot 405.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 1997

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