1996 Peugeot 405 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Cheap, reliable, huge. Perfect
Didn't start one day, due to the fact the previous owner hadn't put the earth on the battery properly. Simple fix.
Lots of clonking from the front suspension. I am going to get it checked out - lots of torque steer when accelerating lightly, so something is not right.
Brakes not brilliant, but do the job okay - it is a large car after all.
Starts first time. Idles great. No excessive smoke. Cruises at 80mph @ 3000rpm and returns approx 55mpg. Handles quite well for a large car. Very powerful feeling from 60-90mph.
Mine is the estate, and it's got tons of boot space.
Don't like the seats much, they're quite bucket-like, which is annoying. Might swap them out for older style seats, which are flatter and softer.
Paintwork was a mess due to lack of care from previous owners. No rust as it's galvanised, but lots of scratches. I have painted the car with a roller, and looks much better hehe.
Hoping to keep it another year and see if I can get it to 300k on the clock - will be the highest mileage car I've ever owned. Brilliant!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd September, 2011