Product Type: Peugeot cars
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Peugeot 405 great value
Member Name: scorchedearth
Date: 10/07/00, updated on 10/07/00 (632 review reads)
Advantages: Great all-rounder
Disadvantages: looks a bit dull
I have owned my peugeot 405 GL for 18 months now, and it has proved to be the best value second hand car that I have owned. I paid £500 for the 'E' registered car, with 6 months tax and a full M.O.T, which is round about the going rate,although a mint example is well worth paying a little more for.
One of the worst things about driving a cheap car is that everyone can tell it is cheap,usually by the rust (if it is a second hand Ford), or the billows of smoke (if you went for a Vauxhall, but the beauty of the 405 is that you wouldn't imagine £500 could buy you a totally rust free,economical, mechanically sound family car. They are an absolute steal second hand.
The interior is spacious and reasonably well laid out. There's plenty of luggage space, and on the motorway it just eats up the miles efficiently and quietly. A well built sturdy car that will do your bank balance the minimum of harm when it comes to maintainence,I really cannot recommend the 405 highly enough.
For those of you who think it looks a bit on the dreary side, take a look at the GLX models, they come with a bewildering array of features, and a bit more pace. I've already decided on one for my next car.