It’s a funny thing with Peugeot 505s – a car that is probably the equivalent of an Accord or Taurus in its home country is considered an oddball in North America. Just goes to show direct translation from one culture to another is not always successful. Be that as it may, the oddball factor makes it popular among a select few and also contributes to its low market value. Peugeot 505s were a handsome wagon, with the trademark slanted headlights, comfortable ride and seats, and long wheelbase for a car in its class. On top of that, their reputation for durability is no secret, and as long as you look after them you should expect as much as you would of a contemporary Mercedes, Volvo, or Saab. Check out this 1991 Peugeot 505 DL Wagon for sale for $2800 in West Seattle, WA.
The metallic red on grey color scheme works well here, and the Euro-market lights and late-production aero skirts and Turbo wheels helped update the look. For some reason, the car has made it this far with only 83,000 accumulated miles. It was previously owned by a European car garage in Seattle, so it would be interesting to see service history to see if the car had any long periods of downtime.
The car is said to be in great cosmetic condition, and has new front wheel bearings along with the master and slave cylinders. The exhaust and ignition service have also received some attention in the owner’s tenure. The seller has noticed a decrease in power, which he attributes to a bad fuel filter, but doesn’t want to put any money into figuring out what’s wrong.
This car won’t be any faster than a 1991 Volvo 240 wagon, but it wins on rarity and style. And you don’t have to sacrifice wonderfully comfortable seats. On top of that, you get the updated dashboard and steering wheel, and instead of being saddled with an automatic, this one has the control and durability of a 5-speed manual. And don’t forget the most essential accessory for any oddball French station wagon, the Eazy-E air freshener!