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.
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