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#1 OFFLINE   skattrd

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 11:28 AM

1995 Peugeot 405 executive estate, petrol auto, leather.

MOT - 27 September 2019, yes 11+ months

Tax - yes

Mileage - 128k

Location - near Bourne, Lincs

 

Aircon - working

Cruise control - working

Remote locking - working, not sure about central locking on tailgate though.

Leather seats - soft and comfy

Overall condition - interesting, various dents, scuffs, bodywork is a bit rough around the edges. No rust issues, these are galvanised iirc. There are a few minor trim bits missing, front interior door lock covers, headlamp washer covers. The bonnet release currently involves a cable tie, it works fine though.

 

Headlining - knackered/sagging

Fuel gauge - French. If you're driving on the flat in a straight line and at a constant speed then it can be assumed to be roughly correct.

Electrics - French, current foible is the window controls on the drivers door are back to front (up is down)

Electrics - there is a leak somewhere. I've not looked in to it as if the car is used regularly it's fine. If it's left for a week or so then the battery goes flat, so it gets disconnected.

There is a red light on the steering wheel that flashes for a bit when you first start the car then stays on solid red whilst driving. I don't know what this is and have just ignored it.

 

I bought this off djimbob on here earlier this year, and I think it might be another ex-bramz car and minor forum bike.

I used it for work doing 150 miles a day when I initially got it and it was really comfy and averaged about 37mpg with the a/c on all the time. It has since been on loan to a mate, he took it to his local garage who did the recent MOT work, so it cost me just over £200 to get another years ticket on. There is only one advisory, slight exhaust leak.

 

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No lights on the dash … yay

 

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One light on the steering wheel - ho hum.

 

I think it needs a new thermostat as it takes a while to get to temp and the PO did mention it could probably do with a fuel filter change. I provided these for my mate who was going to change them whilst he was using the car, they have not been fitted and are included.

 

I have probably forgotten some stuff, so bear with me, the above is from memory.


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#2 OFFLINE   SierraMikeHotel

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 11:50 AM

Oof.

I will have to run this past my wife - she's generally happy to leave my car decisions to me, but we will both be using it and this is a fair bit older than anything else we've discussed.

Don't hold it for me but I may well be interested.
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#3 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 11:54 AM

Nice. The cruise control appeals to me. Shame I'm not in the market for a comfy cruiser yet. :(

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 12:04 PM

Ooft, dem seats

#5 OFFLINE   Fabergé Greggs

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 12:09 PM

I am tempt

#6 OFFLINE   Scruffy Bodger

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 12:17 PM

405's have galved body panels but sadly they do like to rot, especially just in front of the rear wheels. Nice to see one without even a single advisory for rust for a change! 

 

I'm sure someone will enjoy wafting about in this. GLWTS.


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#7 OFFLINE   carlo

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 12:20 PM

405's have galved body panels but sadly they do like to rot, especially just in front of the rear wheels. Nice to see one without even a single advisory for rust for a change! 

 

I'm sure someone will enjoy wafting about in this. GLWTS.

 

I must have been lucky then, I've had eight since 2006 and not one of them has been rotten anywhere!



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Posted 16 October 2018 - 12:41 PM

Yep I had that for a few months last year. Bought it from some dive dealer in Poole, and it was my first ever automatic. I genuinely liked that car.
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#9 OFFLINE   Scruffy Bodger

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 12:42 PM

I must have been lucky then, I've had eight since 2006 and not one of them has been rotten anywhere!

 

Mr D Spares had one a while back and it was fucked, even though he has the skills to repair it it still got baled! The 405 Facebook guru has also put up some photos of a couple he has been forced to cut up and break for spares, one looked mint on the top but the tin worm had had a field day sadly. The sills are completely sealed it appears but there is a seam under the sealant in the rear wheel arch and it can split, water gets in and simply can't get out. It appears to be a common trend with 205's, 306's and even ZX's. The two Zx's I recently saved had suffered badly in the same area.

Front subframe mounts are prone too and IIRC the estates can rot badly in the boot floor area too so this one is definitely better than many out there.

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#10 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 12:42 PM

...headlamp washer covers.


I have a pair of NOS ones. They can be bought from me for a lot of money.
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Posted 16 October 2018 - 01:13 PM

I have a pair of NOS ones. They can be bought from me for a lot of money.


If only you had the ones off your crashed bumper.
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Posted 16 October 2018 - 01:49 PM

Yes, this is definitely the ex-Bramz car, that I won in the Roffle and never got to drive because I swopped it immediately with Djimbob for the red Saab.  I did get a ride in it though and it seemed like a nice motor.  I'd love another go at it, but the obstacles to that are well-known at the moment...


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Posted 16 October 2018 - 03:52 PM

Wow. Anyone after a wafty leather-clad French mistress running in the correct fuel is spoilt for choice on here between this and Colc’s Xantia. Two pretty rare flavours of rapidly disappearing barges. Hope it gets a good home.
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Posted 16 October 2018 - 04:30 PM

Red light on steering wheel is another airbag light to supplement the dashboard one. The rover R8 was similar too
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Posted 16 October 2018 - 04:38 PM

If only you had the ones off your crashed bumper.

 

They were always missing, hence I have a pair of NOS ones. They can be bought from me for a lot of money.


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Posted 16 October 2018 - 05:02 PM

Stick up some rolls of lining paper up in your garage and shine some lead lamps on it, gotta be worth at least 5 grand.
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#17 OFFLINE   skattrd

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:05 PM

Provisionally sold to the discerning gentleman in the corner.


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Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:06 PM

Provisionally sold to the discerning gentleman in the corner.


The fire extinguisher bought another one!

Oh wait this isn’t BCA
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Posted 17 October 2018 - 06:14 AM

Mrs H has given a noncommittal nod, but it looks like I've missed my chance before I'd even seen her! I will learn to act quicker.





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