1977 Peugeot 504 L 1.8 from Iran


The diamond on the ring of excellent cars


The only problem was that the water temperature is usually higher compared to Nissan for example, but that is the same even with new Peugeot's.

General Comments:

This car is a very reliable, very cost efficient, very useful and very comfortable car. You can drive for 1000 kilometers in it on one day and not get very tired. It never puts you down, and it will never need mechanical repair for the engine, the transmission, or other major mechanical parts. Having this car for 25 years makes you realize what trust really means. I would say it is an excellent car just like Mercedes Benz 280 S.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2005

6th Jun 2005, 10:55

Yah, it is so annoying when your car puts you down. Why, my Toyota made fun of my hat just last week, and by the time I could think of a witty comeback, I had arrived at my destination and had already walked away from the car.

1977 Peugeot 504 estate/wagon 2.3L diesel from North America


A rugged, versatile, comfortable work horse


The alternator failed at 300,000 miles. I assume it had been replaced once prior to my ownership.

The engine required major work at about 225,000 miles including rings and cylinder head work. The head work consisted of the welding of small cracks and a "valve job." Replaced the water pump at the same time.

Replaced the wiper/headlight switch at 325,000 miles.

The power steering failed before I purchased the car. I haven't fixed it. It builds upper body strength.

The driver's seat is badly worn.

General Comments:

Considering the mileage on this vehicle, the upkeep costs have been remarkably low over the years.

The 504 wagon has a prodigious hauling capacity.

This car has some the most comfortable seats in the universe.

The driving position in combination with the seating comfort has made the 504 the most pleasing vehicle I have ever lived with.

I also like a car with "personality," and the 504 has lots of it.

It was suggested to me that my 504 is a little like that eccentric relative that everyone in the family loves.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2003

1977 Peugeot 504 GL 2.0L petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Good ones are worth twice their monetary value


General wear and tear after this sort of mileage. Water pump dissolved after 300,000 and embedded the welsh plug in the impeller blades. Still ran well though and cooled properly!

Usual starter and alternator rebuilds done by me.

Head service done at 300,000km.

Gear box starting to leak at the rear seal like they all do.

Strong as an ox. Built like a tank in the front end.

General Comments:

Slowish in today's traffic yet I never get speeding tickets.

Awesome suspension travel - better than a Toyota Hilux.

Excellent bucket seats. Never been in a more comfortable seat including Benz's and latest luxury Euro cars.

I'm waiting for it to wear out, if ever.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2001

23rd Feb 2001, 02:52

My father bought Peugeot 504 when I was 4, and now I am 25 and he still uses this car. I agree with the the comfort mark, 10 out of 10.

16th May 2002, 00:07

I had a two previous owner 1976 504 station waggon. I consider it to be the best cars I have owned. Excellent ground clearance, handling, brakes, seats, headlights, load carrying capacity, reliability (nothing failed) and ride. Its replacement, a BMW, had no personality.

Outstanding car.

25th May 2002, 21:46

This is truly an outstanding automobile! The ‘76 Peugeot 504 with four wheel disc brakes, buckets seats with a “Sealy posturepedic” feel that reclines into a bed, so you can rest. Refrigerator white, with a sunroof, a head-turner on any continent and rides so smooth it's unbelievable. This car will probably outlast me, the one I own happens to be the same year I was born! No my Peugeot is not for sale, It's a classic.

25th Sep 2015, 14:10

True! Especially the rear seats, they were the most comfortable I ever sat on.

25th Sep 2015, 20:11

The only car I ever rode in that was better than my 504 was a W126 Mercedes. That's how good it was.

22nd May 2016, 21:37

I have had 3 504s . The first in Malaysia in the 70s, where my plantation company employers ran it as the only car managers were permitted to have. What a sensible decision that was. Tough, comfortable and utterly reliable on those rough laterite estate roads; a car you could trust. Nearly every Kuala Lumpur taxi was a 404 or a 504 for the same excellent reasons. Transferred to Canada, I ran one there, where it coped well with the snow and ice, and final one in London; this last one somehow less sturdy feeling and more plasticky inside. But all 3 were satisfying, sturdy and a bit like a very good friend who would never let you down. And enough room in the back to hold a party!