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#1 ONLINE   carlo

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:55 PM

Treated the daily 405 to a valet today, am very tempted to give it some proper paintwork treatment so thought I'd see how good it was underneath all the grime.

 

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Very hard colour to keep clean though.  

 


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#2 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:43 PM

That'll be the 1 to 59 for me, please.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:44 PM

I loved my 405. Very jealous.


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:45 PM

Wow that's absolutely lush. 2 litre automatics are without doubt the best 405s.

And yet I have a 2.1 diesel 605. With leather. More fool me.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:45 PM

Looks proper nice that, well looked after

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:37 PM

Oohh that's lovely that is.
While I've never owned one, I've been in a few and they really are rather nice.
Most of them over here were daysul and poverty spec so it's lovely to see one that's all fancy like..
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:25 PM

Lovely, but how do you keep those wheel centre caps attached? My 405 lost one every time we took a bend



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:28 PM

Hubba hubba :) looks a peach

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 06:07 AM

£3495 2nite m8 tek it off yer 'ands?

 

Looks lovely.  I'd be proud to take that 'up the cricket club'.  (not a euphemism)


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:24 AM

Lovely, but how do you keep those wheel centre caps attached? My 405 lost one every time we took a bend

 

It helps if you bend the springs outwards to keep them tight, and also if you happen to have quite a few spares!


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:05 AM

I didn't realise at the time quite how handsome these things are.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:15 AM

That's why I refuse to look at 406es. What hilariously gopping turds those are in comparison.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:00 AM

Didn't mind the 406, it gave some good service to countless taxi drivers.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:09 PM

I had a 405, immediately followed by a 406. 405 was the better drive but fragile and always something going wrong; 406 slightly less fun but faultless until I burnt it out by parking it on long dry grass, but that wasn't the car's fault.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:18 PM

Didn't mind the 406, it gave some good service to countless taxi drivers.

 

The 405 still does. Don't forget they are still chucking them out at a quarter million a year rate.

To put this into perspective, in Peugeot's worldwide operations, including Opel/Vauxhall, the 405 is the third best selling car:

 

https://fr.motor1.co...ure-vente-2017/

 

Only the 208 and the C3 find even more buyers.

 

The 406 in comparison was a short lived flop, which is little wonder considering the unbearability of its ugliness.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:33 PM

I had many 405s. Every one of them was reliable, comfortable to drive and a great car. I still lament scrapping one of them due to a failed clutch and gearbox.

On the assumption that it's not been scrapped too, I still have a 405 TD executive estate languishing on a farm down in somerset. Not seen it in years though..
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:34 PM

I miss my old 405 Executive. Good car.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:53 PM

Still an itch I'd like to scratch one day. It would have to be a estate though, in decent nick and with some spec. Rocking horse shit I would imagine!

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:03 PM

The 405 still does. Don't forget they are still chucking them out at a quarter million a year rate.

To put this into perspective, in Peugeot's worldwide operations, including Opel/Vauxhall, the 405 is the third best selling car:

 

https://fr.motor1.co...ure-vente-2017/

 

Only the 208 and the C3 find even more buyers.

 

The 406 in comparison was a short lived flop, which is little wonder considering the unbearability of its ugliness.

 

I wouldn't say the 406 was ugly, it was quite a handsome car.  I just think the 405 is far more fun to drive.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:21 PM

Whoever likes the look of the 406 is entitled to his bad taste, of course.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:29 PM

Whoever likes the look of the 406 is entitled to his bad taste, of course.

 

Each to his own. 405 and 406 are equally good looking to me. Also 406 produced for 9 years in France and another 2 in Egypt so hardly a 'short-lived flop'



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:45 PM

Also 406 produced for 9 years in France and another 2 in Egypt so hardly a 'short-lived flop'

 
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in comparison

 
and only in this context it makes sense.
Yes, something produced for eleven years is a short lived flop IN COMPARISON with something it was supposed to replace,

that is still being produced after 31 years, and that is still the third best selling car of a corporation.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:00 PM

JM's perfect pickup truck would be the Iranian made 405 pickup, which I think could actually be rear wheel drive, those crazy Iranians eh?


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:01 PM

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I certainly wouldn't mind one of them, although I'd much prefer Carlo's saloon...


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:08 PM

I did look on ebay for 405s in your car hunt, but it only brought up satan powered examples


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:03 PM

The 406 was a bit more durable as well, interior a bit less prone to falling apart. 2.0 hdi better on fuel than the old XUD.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:44 PM

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:38 PM

I can't believe people are arguing over the relative merits of two MODERN cars on here. And anyway, everyone knows the 405 is better. Especially those 405s with the really great ride quality, what are they called? You know, the really funky good-looking ones, with the flawless handling. They've got those super comfortable interiors. You know the ones I mean, what the hell are they called. The ones with the headroom, and the seat/wheel position so people over 5ft7in can drive them. What the hell are those 405s called again?







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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:09 PM

Seriously though, since driving across France the other day I've been pretty turned on by the idea of a 405. They really have aged well.

What do you lot reckon one would have to spend at a friendly ga rage having the head gasket done on an XUDT? Because in all other respects this looks like an absolute belter. So nice to see a pre-airbag version in a nice spec like this

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:15 PM

Fond memories of a friends 405 estate, brand new at the time. Yours looks stunning, I've had to have a look at eBay. Much prefer the 405/406 to the 407 monstrosity anyway!

 

Both 405s and 406s are very hardy, but I do like mine to be green blooded.


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