Peugeot Pars Review

2002 Peugeot Pars 1.8 injection 16v from Sudan

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 injection 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired24 kilometres
Most recent distance30 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Accent

Summary:

Puts cars ahead of its class to shame!

Faults:

Nothing.

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.

General Comments:

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

15th Mar 2004, 15:43

I wrote the first review on the Sinad Coupe, and I too have driven a Pars. Much better than a Paykan!

3rd Sep 2009, 16:35

I live in Europe. Is any option to buy this car in Europe???

24th Aug 2010, 18:15

Iran is a leader in automotive production in the middle east.

13th Aug 2013, 17:03

I have had three of them in the past few years. I have to admit that they are the only option at that price range in Iran. Nevertheless, they are extremely reliable and easy to maintain. It is the Iranian equivalent of the Crown Vic. A good loyal steed!

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review