Even though many manufacturers have been forced out of the US market, that doesn’t necessarily mean they weren’t making good product. The Peugeot 505 is a good case in point – a well-proportioned sedan, comfortable seating and good handling, and in the Turbo, a 160hp 2.1 liter turbocharged four-cylinder. It’s even rear-wheel-drive. So why didn’t it do well here? There’s a whole Harvard business case on that one – okay, maybe not – but the short story is you get a super-depreciated car that should be a pretty decent ride, and if it’s not, well, you only skipped one month’s pay to get it. Right? So check out this 1985 Peugeot 505 Turbo for sale for $1800 in Puyallup, WA.
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Peugeot’s 404 has to be one of those cars you buy if you want to meet people from other countries. If driving a Lada is an automatic opener to conversations with people from most former Soviet countries, so driving a Peugeot 404 must be an ice-breaker with people from France and its various colonies, along with other countries on the African continent. As with the Volvo featured earlier this month, older Peugeots are a great starter classic, both for their durability and their parts availability guaranteed by a production run that lasted through 1991. Okay, so that’s already 24 years ago, but some of those must still survive. Check out this 1969 Peugeot 404 for sale for $3500 on Camano Island, WA.
The Peugeot 106 S16 (16 valves in French, known as the 106 GTI everywhere else) was recognized as the spiritual successor of the 205 GTi – while the 206 grew and became less nimble, the 106 maintained the lightweight, tossable character of its older brother. Of course, none of that mattered in North America since Peugeot withdrew from the market in 1991, and had no success here with its compact cars. Nonetheless, they have their fans on this continent, and one of them is selling this 1999 Peugeot 106 S16 in Kelowna, BC for C$3900 (about $2900 today).