1986 Peugeot 505 STi gas from North America

Summary:

The Peugeot 505 is an excellent, reliable, comfortable, and classic high-quality vehicle.

Faults:

The electrical switches were replaced at 275,000 miles.

The engine was rebuilt at 240,000 miles.

The electric adjustable mirror switch doesn't work.

The dark blue paint is dull and did not endure sun very well.

General Comments:

The car drives well and handles like the luxury touring car that it is.

It starts well, and has a quiet and powerful engine with good gas mileage.

This car is fun to drive and has many nice features, such as heated seats, fog lights, and an excellent sound system.

This is my fifth Peugeot, and the fourth 505. My latest 505 is an automatic with a diesel turbo-charged engine, which has only 42,000 original miles on it.

The 505 is so durable, reliable, and high-quality, even the leather seats have lasted well.

Peugeot 505 has the most comfortable seats of any car I have ridden in. I have taken the seats out of my previous 505's and put them into my Ford Ranger, 1968 Dodge 1-ton truck, and 1973 Chevy Van.

Not many cars can go over 300,000 miles and still drive and handle well.

I love Peugeot! I wish they were still imported into the United States of America.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2004

4th Oct 2008, 11:35

Agree with you.

Maybe the best looking sedan ever made.

I have 5 505 (3 V6,TI, GTI).

High quality all over, comfortable like no one else.

The TI goes 215-220 top speed. Hopefully in Deutchland.

V6 just a little over 200 (automatic) in Deutchland.

GTI 180 in Sweden? maybe not hehe.

I lives in Norway, and the car goes like a 4 wd to (well almost hehe).

1986 Peugeot 505 SLi 2 litre from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Old fashioned grand touring comfort

Faults:

Air cleaner cover came loose causing the car to surge/kangaroo hop vigorously, which was annoying, but not fatal.

An intermittent drivers' side door lock niggle (it has power locks).

The clutch throw out bearing is noisy (big deal) and 5th gear is rumoured to have no case hardening left, but fixing the clutch pedal throw length seems to have quietened that down.

General Comments:

I've fixed the niggling little problems listed (present when purchased).

I love the ride and handling combination which is still, even 17 years on, truly superior.

I love the seats. No-one makes car seats like Peugeot.

I love the cavernous boot.

It is a little slow (having the olllld Peugeot pushrod 2 litre with injection), but the fuel economy is good.

Parts are no problem at all either.

Visibility is outstanding. The dash is a vast improvement over the series one 505s.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2003

25th Oct 2005, 02:34

Thanks for the comments about the SLi. We have had one in Autralia since 1996, the 1986 sedan with sunroof. Well worth spemding the money on, but only if you can find a reliable Peugeot mechanic. Handling is sharp and steering is pin-point. Paint finish still has a new gleam after 18 years: my friend looked out the window and asked if I had a new car. (His eyes are not that good).

1986 Peugeot 505 GTi Executive 2.2 litre from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

A quick touring car bargain nowadays

Faults:

Gearbox seal leaking, was fixed under warranty by dealer.

Needed a new rear brake caliper, as ratchet teeth for handbrake had stripped.

Fuel pump problems-hard starting, after much head scratching and diagnosis was fixed without replacing pump.

Throttle body needed cleaning, O2 sensor similarly, big improvement to acceleration and general running after-wards.

Handbrake does not hold well-works on rear disc's.

Interior is very comfortable, light and airy, air con. has worked well until recently-gas has escaped from compressor seal, but car not used much now except for Car Club activities as I keep it in Concours condition (and have a 91 405 Mi16 as my daily runner).

First bought a 505 as a tow car for boat towing, it has been best tow car ever. Having a slippery diff. it pulls boats up sandy or slippery ramps easily.

The car has a timeless Pinin Farina grace to it, is admired for both style and comfort-seats back & front are superb. and legroom vast. Like all Pugs over last 30 years its ride & handling combination is excelent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2002

19th Feb 2005, 08:14

Tip for Turbo diesel: If stop solenoid switch fails (symptom: cranks, but does not start), pull off electrical cable and short to body (ignition on). This will cause stuck plunger to reverse so when electrical supply is restored, hopefully plunger is pulled back allowing fuel to injectors. A diesel engine is stopped by cutting fuel supply. This could save your bacon on a Peugeot 505 diesel.