Puts cars ahead of its class to shame!
Note that this car is assembled in Iran and not in France, it is called Peugeot Pars (or Persia). It is basically a face lifted 405, but with an upgraded engine and better overall handling performance.
Actually this wasn't my own car, my uncle got it at work.
This damn machine is so friggin fast, you'd think you are driving a 250 HP car.
Handling is average.
It has a very roomy interior.
It has a very nice and powerful Blaupunkt stereo that pumps up good bass.
Surprisingly enough, its small 1.8 four banger engine is very, very, very fast and smooth. I could swear to God that flooring the pedal can be a substitute for a seat belt. At first I thought the car had a 6 cylinder engine with about 2 point something displacement, but when I found out that it only cranked out 110HP, my jaw dropped!!! I suppose it has a good power to weight ratio, as it only weighs 1100KG. I think the power specs of this vehicle are underrated; must be about 130 something HP.
This car can beat many 150HP+ cars. It's quick off-the-line, and easily overtakes vehicles.
The MacPherson type suspension gives the car great handling and stability on the road. Although I have to complain about one slight thing; this car needs to be lowered to give it more stability at high speeds.
This car is extremely rare outside of Iran.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2004