1986 Peugeot 505 Turbo 2.3 turbo from North America
Always a treat to drive
Failed emissions test due to burnt valve seals. Replaced the seals and reconditioned the head.
Turbo worn out at 200000km. Had the old unit repaired.
Transmission blown at 220000km, due to overheating and age. Will replace with a used unit.
Running too hot, remove thermostat when outside temperature goes above 20c.
A great car to drive, but very thirsty when driven hard in the city.
Very fast on the highway, not too much turbo lag, even with the automatic transmission. It cruises at 140kph, and will go 200kph+.
Great looking interior, and the most comfortable seats I have ever sat in.
Frequent oil changes and perfect maintenance are necessary for these cars, or they do not last.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th September, 2002