1994 Peugeot 605 2.0 SVTi 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland


A nightmarish experience


In cold weather the engine would often stall when I selected "Drive" with the automatic gearbox. Sometimes it would take a while to restart the car. The car was sent for diagnostic testing, but no faults were found as the mechanics could not replicate the fault. I don't know to this day what caused this problem, but it was very frustrating.

Electric sunroof didn't work.

ABS pump once came on when the car was parked and wouldn't stop. It had to be disabled.

Air conditioning compressor wasn't working.

General Comments:

This was our second 605 which we thought would be an improvement on the old one as it was had a much lower mileage and appeared to have been well looked after. How wrong we were!

Good points first... A very nice car to drive with excellent ride and handling. Great smooth automatic gearbox. Extremely comfortable and spacious with a decent sized boot. This is what tempted us to buy another one.

However, it appears we got a lemon. Reliability was pretty poor. In winter it was touch and go whether it would run OK. The electrics in these cars are terrible.

We cut are losses and traded it in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th July, 2004

1994 Peugeot 605 sv 3.0 petrol/lpg from UK and Ireland


A ten year old 3.0l v6 £30000 car for £700 a bargain not to be sniffed at


Electrical mostly e.g. interior lights motors for the electrical seat adjustment and radio.

I also have had problems with the on-board computer for the fuel consumption, but this is down to me converting the car to run on LPG which leaves the engine management confused on what the car is running on.

General Comments:

There is no doubt in my mind the biggest problem with Peugeot`s flagship 605 is the electrics

The interior is second to none with full leather and walnut trim

The V6 sounds sweet as you put it through its paces

The downfall is the 16 mile to the gallon, but the LPG conversion has made that a bit easier to live with!

What the car does lack is air-con sitting on leather seats on a hot day in heavy traffic leaves you feeling like you wet yourself :O (

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2004

1994 Peugeot 605 SVDT 2.1 TD from UK and Ireland


A Superb Car for very little money


Mirror Electrics.

General Comments:

This Car and Model must surely be one of the worlds most underrated vehicles, all the luxury and comfort of a big vehicle at a very low cost to buy.

The car runs and steers as if on rails, and the transmission is superb and a very easy car to drive completely.

It has been giving about 45 MPG so far in our ownership which for such a big vehicle is amazing.

I would certainly recommend anyone who wants a larger vehicle to think seriously about owning one.

Having had 3 of these models since, the ONLY thing that I have found is that the Transmission can fail at around 120,000 miles so please whatever you do do Change the Oil!!! Regularly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2003

1994 Peugeot 605 SRTI Aut. 2.0 turbo from Netherlands


Best car I ever owned


Every 250 Km the engine would stall and the check-engine LED would come on. When the RPM went below 1500, the LED would go off and all would be normal again. The dealer said that the computer memory was empty. I found the solution on the Internet. It turned out to be the crankshaft position sensor. It has been replaced ($25.00) and now the car runs better than ever before. The computer prevented the RPM from getting over 3000 RPM.

The fuel return line was leaking (in the engine bay where the rubber hose is connected to the metal pipe).

The air intake sensor next to the glove compartment lock makes a humming noise.

General Comments:

As a bought the car, the performance was not to bad. After the sensor was replaced, it is very fast. Much faster than the Ford Scorpio 2.4 V6 I owned before.

The car feels solid.

Steering is a bit heavy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2001