1982 Peugeot 504 Reviews

1982 Peugeot 504 GL from Nigeria

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1982
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired1300 kilometres
Most recent distance125078 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz L

Summary:

This is a Super Mobility Hardware

Faults:

Nothing has ever gone wrong with the car mechanically or electrically.

As a software/hardware designer, the classic style of the car's electrical and mechanical physique does not suite the Millennium.

General Comments:

The car has a simple electrical circuitry. And thus I was able to change all electrical hardware and systems to latest technology types.

I was able to add motion sensors, passenger recognition ability.

High sensing technique door openers (don't require keys) ETC.

The cabin and entire interior of the car is converted to that of a Boieng 747 standard style and comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2005

1982 Peugeot 504 GR 1.8 from Nigeria

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1982
Most recent year of ownership1985
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

One of the true all time greats

Faults:

Stopped dead once. Found out there was water in the fuel!! No fault of the car, just quality of Nigerian petrol!

Stopped dead second time. Battery warning lamp came up just before it stopped. Turned out that the battery terminals needed cleaning.

After the long dry months, wipers refused to work in first rain! Faulty motor fixed.

General Comments:

Wonderful car, which is still popular in Africa. Still Nigeria's favorite car.

Extremely comfortable and quiet, superb for long distance cruising and also for driving over bad (or non existent!) roads.

Exterior body panels aged fast (warping and denting). But mechanicals last forever.

Was very popular with the thieves as well in Nigeria and that is how we lost our beloved car one fine day in 1985.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2004

1982 Peugeot 504 GL 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1982
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 504

Summary:

The number of these still on the road is testimony to how good these cars are

Faults:

There were very few things that went wrong with this car.

It first arrived in my family as my sisters first car. It's fair to say that it wasn't treated too well, hardly ever being serviced and being run into the ground. It received a new transmission, before I owned it, from being constantly thrown into drive before the car came to a standstill after being driven in reverse.

Carby jets became blocked a few times, which is a simple job to fix within ten minutes.

Brake light switch under front pedal died. purchased a new one for $19.00 and installed myself. (The Peugeot dealer wanted to charge me $90.00 to have it fitted, saying that it needed special adjustment. I said no thanks, it's a light switch, it's either on or off.)

Rear brake caliper failed, resulting in complete loss of brakes. Had the whole lot replaced, discs machined and master cylinder overhauled. app. $500.00.

Accelerator cable snapped in the middle of nowhere. Tow to nearest town, cable and fitting, $100.00.

Ignition barrel jammed, couldn't start the car. Had a new one fitted for about $80.00.

General Comments:

This was my first car and I can't be thankful enough.

It was bullet proof.

No matter what I threw at it, it just kept delivering. Even during the harshest rally driving expeditions.

Peugeot's are famous for their handling and the 504 is no exception. The IRS setup is amazing and keeps the car stuck to the road like glue.

Although the car was a little heavy and boat like, it handled just fine, a lot better than many new cars straight off the showroom floor.

Performance is adequate. It's by no means mind blowing, but the beefy old Pug with the 2.0 petrol carby had enough get up and go to keep up and out perform most traffic. Off road was a different story all together. Peugeot's and dirt go together like peaches and cream, or pigs and mud... You get the idea. This model did win countless rally events.

The interior was well laid out, spacious and very practical. Although the horn on the indicator lever took some getting used to.

The seats, as I have discovered with most Peugeot's, were the most comfortable seats of any car I have owned.

I wish I still had it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2003

25th May 2005, 12:50

I like the 504. We had one in Uganda, and took it to a rally. It's the ultimate machine; better than the new car. Well done Peugeot 504; I love you.

Baboo Sudra.

8th Oct 2008, 18:40

82 504S, stick. Best car I've ever owned by far. Well over 100,00 with almost no service. Well laid out interior, fabulous seats, very comfortable. If a new one was available I would snap it up.

1982 Peugeot 504 Wagon Diesel from North America

Year of manufacture1982
Engine and transmission Diesel
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10

Faults:

Engine worn out at 130,000 miles, should last longer.

Normal wear and tear items.

General Comments:

I love this car because it can do many things, is comfortable and has good winter traction.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

3rd Oct 2001, 04:15

I would like to see that wonderful car.

I'm falling in love of this kind of car and it's so important to me to read all the information that you can publish about that car.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 4 reviews