1983 Peugeot 505 Reviews

1983 Peugeot 505 S - Silver Edition 2.3 turbo diesel from North America

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 miles
Most recent distance129000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

At 21 years old, she's still turning heads!

Faults:

Major oil leak when purchased (due to the amateur "mechanic" who previously owned the car) - easily repaired by re-seating the valve cover.

Had alternator rebuilt at 125,000 miles. I didn't even KNOW that Motorola made alternators (neither did the mechanic who rebuilt it).

Replaced vacuum pump at 126,000 miles.

Replaced one rear window motor at 126,000 miles.

Speedometer is a little bouncy (I have read that this is common).

Sunroof and heated seats do not work (but are on my project list).

General Comments:

After several bouts of retroactive maintenance dealing with the neglect of the former owner, this car is starting to shine.

The car is hands down the most comfortable car I have owned, the ride is excellent, and the legendary Peugeot seats do not disappoint.

The turbo diesel is satisfactorily noisy and just a little bit smoky on hard acceleration (great for keeping away those who follow too closely).

I would buy another in a heartbeat (and am looking for a good 405 mi16). Please Peugeot, PLEASE come back to America!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2004

18th Dec 2009, 15:13

I am feeling the loss with you. Peugeot, please come back to America.

1983 Peugeot 505 S Silver Edition 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles

Summary:

Fast, economical and reliable

Faults:

Master cylinder.

EGR valve.

Sunroof doesn't work.

Some rust.

General Comments:

Peugeot's are great cars. It can be interesting to own one in the U.S. I think Peugeot's would do well if they were sold here again (at least I would buy one). The Europeans just have to stand behind their products more than they did/do.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2000

1983 Peugeot 505 GR Estate (wagon) 2.0 carb petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1983
Engine and transmission 2.0 carb petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Little ancillary items such as distributor, alternator, fuel pump and radiator.

General Comments:

The major mechanicals seem to be solid. At 164,000 miles I still have all the original major mechanicals (even the clutch).

Fantastically practical workhorse.

Rust can be a problem with these early models.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews