1993 Peugeot 605 Reviews

1993 Peugeot 605 sve 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 605

Summary:

Best car PEUGEOT ever and will ever make

Faults:

Power steering went at 98,000.ABS pump went at 110,000.

Replace the main fan relay.

General Comments:

This car is seriously fast and very smooth. it kind of gives you that magic carpet ride.

It handles very well for such a big car.

All the electronics has never failed me. i have never suffered any major problems with this car.

I service the car every 5000 miles to keep the engine happy. the gear box is very smooth and still going very strong. every toy in the car is working has it should with no faults. i also have the 24v version. the 605 SV 24v is a totally different animal to the 3.0 12v that I have. this comes standard with 200 HP and is crushingly quick. this is a seriously fast Amalgamation rocket ship.

I have no intension of selling this cars ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2006

1993 Peugeot 605 SV 3.0 12V V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 12V V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired111800 miles
Most recent distance129700 miles

Summary:

A modern GT, fast, comfortable, soothing, bargain

Faults:

Clutch cable broke, expensive fix for a small plastic part, but can only buy the complete assembly. Also have to tilt the engine forward to replace. 4 hour job.

Intermittent connection on the dim-dip lights.

Someone has removed the air-con system, or it wasn't fitted as standard to the SV in the UK. (SVE was higher specification).

Plip remote control/system failure, car immobilised until I could disable the alarm (rather too easy...) No idea of cost yet.

General Comments:

A superb car particularly at the very small price.

A modern Grand Tourer, a quick, comfortable car that handles very well. If you want to cover miles in serious comfort and calm, this is an excellent motor.

The 12v V6 has strong torque so you don't need to rev it for serious performance. 0-60 not too good, but in-gear acceleration can catch you out, it is that strong. It can easilly add more speed than you expected with a small flex of your foot. Often performance cars need lots of revs to move, this doesn't. 5th gear good from 35mph to 135mph.

Black leather seats can be a bit sticky if no air-con. They seem to be hard wearing.

The 605 is built much better than the 405 I used to run as a company car. Most of the electrics are top quality, but there is the usual French attitude to final finishing, with occasional lack of attention to detail.

One of Pininfarinas best and most fluent designs for a saloon car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th July, 2003

1993 Peugeot 605 SVTi 2.0 turbo from Finland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 kilometres
Most recent distance173000 kilometres

Summary:

Best car I've driven

Faults:

Nothing, except that the suspension remains in sport-mode. Maybe a computer error?

General Comments:

This car is pretty quick and handles like it's on rails.

Very light servo-steering, and the comfort is just superb!

This is so far the best car I've ever driven!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2003

26th Oct 2009, 15:12

Same problems.

One case problem found in acceleration pedal sensor wiring inside the car.

Second problem is power steering lost at low speeds, but quite normal in drive or it's over powering all time, not solved yet.

1993 Peugeot 605 SVI3.0 3.0LITRE V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0LITRE V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 604

Summary:

Extremely cheap luxury motoring

Faults:

The air conditioning compressor failed 3months after purchase. We had to have the system reconfigured to use a more environmentally friendly gas.

The brake rotors have had to be replaced after 5 months.

The head gasket blew after 12 months, further inspection resulted in a total engine rebuild.

The gear shift lever is falling apart.

The auto aerial has had to be replaced after 18 months.

General Comments:

This car is a joy to drive. It goes like a scalded cat when required and cruises effortlessly. It is a supremely comfortable upstaged in this respect only by its predecessor the 604.

It can be hard on the gas around town.

Whilst we have had a costly experience with this car, I think it has been more the odd one out rather than the norm for this model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2003

1993 Peugeot 605 SL 2.0 gas from Ukraine

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.0 gas Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres
Previous carLada Riva

Summary:

The best car I have ever had... low price, excellent comfort and driving performance

Faults:

Front shock absorbers were replaced at 155000 km.

General Comments:

Try it. It is pretty cool. Lot of space.

Sometimes you can feel it grip the road. It gives some confidence while driving like crazy maniac.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2000

27th Apr 2003, 15:17

I agree. The 605 is excellent. Road-handling is superb. Comfort is excellent. A luxury-car despite the criticism. And still beautiful and elegant, to boot.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 5 reviews