1984 Peugeot 505 GTi 2.2 petrol from Germany


Comfortable driving


Radiator leak.

Ignition wires.

Injection - ECU breakdown.

General Comments:

It's a VERY comfortable and usually reliable car, BUT if something breaks down, some pieces are a bit hard to find (and PEUGEOT garages are not very amused if you arrive with a 505...)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2001

30th Mar 2001, 18:49

I think your page is great. I have just bought a 1981 505 diesel Peugeot. I also got an 1983 505 Peugeot for parts. I was told they enter changed. I have not been able to find any info about them. I sure could use a repair manual. Could some one help me.. Where do I go. Thanks, croemer@cport.com


15th Jul 2001, 20:54

I love my 1984 Peugeot, but I am having some problems with radiator, and oil leaks. And my brakes seem to be messed up.

If you could e mail me some guidance, I would gladly appreciate it.



22nd Feb 2003, 19:16

I also have a 1984 505 station wagon turbo diesel. The brakes sometimes get really hard to press down, and no stopping feedback. I really have to push to get the car to stop. If I turn my 505 off for a little bit and restart it the brakes seem fine again.

What is causing this weirdness? How do I fix it, or check it?



2nd Feb 2015, 20:22

Check for a vacuum leak to the power brake booster.

1984 Peugeot 505 S 2.0 from North America


Nothing much!

General Comments:

This has been a one owner, dependable, transportation. Damn Good Car !

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 1998

12th Mar 2001, 10:32

I have a Peugeot 405 and a Toyota Corona. I don't know why my Peugeot is so unreliable, it breaks down a lot. I have repaired it a lot, it has only done 11000 miles.

1984 Peugeot 505 GTi 2.2 injection petrol from France


Electric items are very erratic, and in particular the fuel injection.

General Comments:

Virtually impossible to work on yourself (NO room in the engine compartment, fuel injection pipes block access to everything else). Peugeot dealers here (in France) VERY expensive, and utterly uninterested in resolving problems (standard service procedures "by the book", anything outside that, forget it !!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th October, 1998

13th Dec 2000, 18:50

True information.

2nd Feb 2003, 00:54

As an owner of a 505 GTi1989 model, I agree with all comments made. ditto for Australia - it's a French conspiracy to continue to export bombs to the south acific under the guise of Peugeot logo instead of Muraroa and bikini.