1989 Peugeot 405 Mi16 from UK and Ireland - Comments

1st Oct 2001, 22:10

I recently brought a MI16 about June and have had a few issues with it. Brought the car for £500 from a guy that didn't have a clue about cars (He took me for a test drive and never took it over 4000rpm!!! Just when it's warming up nicely!!!) He then moaned that it was not a quick car at all!

Anyway the ABS light was permanently illuminated and after getting it checked it out it turned out to be faulty sensors. The brake pedal feels soft, but the brakes are still strong?

If anyone has had any problem with the idle speed of the engine I would love to know as mine is dropping to about 750rpm and it sounds a bit rough!! Has recently been tuned as well, very strange!!

Overall a superb car which is sadly overlooked, as if driven correctly (keep that engine on the boil!!) it's an extremely rapid motor. I have had very happy motoring since my purchase and although it's an expensive car to run and keep on the road, it's highly rewarding!!

12th Jan 2002, 21:51

Listen people, don't you lot understand these types of cars are to be avoided. I had one for 5 years.

18th Sep 2003, 15:05

Sorry to hear that you had so many problems with your MI. We have had ours for two years, and have had relative few problems with it. A rough idle? These cars are suspposed to have a rough idle due to the camshafts lift and duration. As far as anything breaking. The only problem we have had is the pass. side power window died. Gas mileage could be better 28 m.p.g.,but cosidering the MI16 is a factory hot rod its not bad. The only faults I have found with the car is the lack of head room,and the oil filter is hard to access.

21st Nov 2003, 16:26

About the leaking boot problem.. There is a drain-tube going from the fuel hole. that's a common problem that the tube is broke and you have a swimmingpool in the trunk.

I own a MI16 and I love it. had it for 2 years.

27th Nov 2003, 22:15

I am the owner of a Peugeot 405 miles 16 g register. Unfortunately I experience a problem with the ABS. No brakes at all. I am thinking of deleting the ABS system. Anybody who does have that problem?Anybody who solved it?

7th Dec 2003, 18:46

The low idle speed/ rough idle sounds familiar, I also found that if I dabbed the accelerator pedal quickly once, the engine would rev twice-'var-room', the rev speed would fall steadily to around 500rpm then cut out as if the cam-belt had been stretching, twanging between the cam pulley's, and then catching up it's correct timing. I changed the Cam-belt and now my runs at a steady 850rpm on a 190,000 miles old, 1991 XU9J4 (D6C) engine, the 160bhp non-cat, 2wd version. I was told that the belt tends to stretch slightly and knocks the timing out.

30th Sep 2004, 04:04

Mi16 gearbox and alloys wheels available. Both in very good condition. £50 for either item.

Call me on 07799115554.

10th Oct 2004, 14:04

Lady owner of mi16X4 had car for 13 year still going strong best car I have ever driven. Had very few problems with car, but have a leaky boot.

22nd Nov 2005, 02:36

Mi16 is slow and a cheap chav motor!

25th May 2011, 18:29

The mi16's are the best value for money car on the road. I've had 4 and loved every one of them! Mine have all been ultra reliable, doing about 1,000 kms a week (approx 620 miles) every week, and getting about 750 kms to a tank (approx 466 miles). And they're the best fun on a windy road!

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