Posts Tagged ‘505’

Str8 off the Streets of Mutha#%@# West Seattle? – 1991 Peugeot 505 DL Wagon

July 3, 2015

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.

1991 Peugeot 505 DL Wagon left front

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Prescient – 1981 Peugeot 505 Turbodiesel

August 26, 2014

When you can read articles in the buff book new car magazines about how BMW is bringing in their latest 5-series powered by a turbo diesel engine, it’s impressive that Peugeot (and Mercedes at about the same time) had already figured out this formula in 1979 – a competent, comfortable, spacious sedan powered by a torquey, fuel-efficient turbocharged diesel four. At 79hp/136lb.-ft., you won’t win any races with a 505 Turbodiesel, but you won’t be helpless like you would in Dad’s 504 Diesel wagon. And if you have power, French comfort and roadholding, and decent fuel economy, what else do you need? Well, maybe for that cloud of soot to stop following you around like a bad hangover. Find this 1981 Peugeot 505 Turbodiesel for sale for $2450 in Simi Valley, CA.

1981 Peugeot 505 Turbodiesel left front

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French Manual Wagon – 1985 Peugeot 505 S

May 5, 2014

For people who like cars, but also need significant load-hauling capability, there are not a lot of options. Most wagons, vans, and trucks come with automatic transmissions, and there are not very many multipurpose options. Furthermore, since the demise of Saab, and with the long-ago departure of Citroen, Peugeot, and Renault from North America, and the much more design-oriented focus of the remaining luxury makes in recent years, there aren’t many luxury cars that will also let you haul the occasional arm chair or Christmas tree. So we have to look back to the past, and specifically at this 1985 Peugeot 505S for sale for $2000 in Corte Madera, CA.

1985 Peugeot 505S wagon left front

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