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    Re: Seven French cars best forgotten

    Quote Originally Posted by Kwozzie1
    Commonly known as the Goddess.
    Goddess in French is déesse. Never heard the ID referred to as the Idea, though, although idea in French is idée!

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    Re: Seven French cars best forgotten

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Brand
    Just to redress the balance, the best car I've ever had was my Peugeot 405SRi. Nothing before or since has come close on ride & handling - great, neutral handling & a superb ride. Apart from routine replacements, the only problem I had in ten years & 80,000 miles was a failed camshaft oil seal.

    A good looker, too (maybe because it was deigned by Pininfarina!):

    I have to agree ..the 405 was a great car... I had the SRDT ...love my diesels. I used it as a cab back in Christchurch NZ. I still had it up until 18 months ago. Apart from regular maintenance, in 335,000kms I replaced a clutch at 218,000kms, and an alternator at 280,000kms.
    At time of sale it did need some work on the injectors though... I shall add a pic soon
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    Re: Seven French cars best forgotten

    After the Land Rover, the Peugeot 405 used to be about the second most common vehicle on the African continent. There must be some reason, other than French colonialism, why it was considered up to the task?

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    Re: Seven French cars best forgotten

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    After the Land Rover, the Peugeot 405 used to be about the second most common vehicle on the African continent. There must be some reason, other than French colonialism, why it was considered up to the task?
    And before the 405 there was the 504 and 404......I dorve one of the latter when living in South Africa. The 404 had a strange on the tree shift pattern
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    Re: Seven French cars best forgotten

    Quote Originally Posted by Kwozzie1
    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
    After the Land Rover, the Peugeot 405 used to be about the second most common vehicle on the African continent. There must be some reason, other than French colonialism, why it was considered up to the task?
    And before the 405 there was the 504 and 404......I dorve one of the latter when living in South Africa. The 404 had a strange on the tree shift pattern
    Ugh, I meant 504, not 405, when talking about Africa. The 504 with it's truncated rear was ubiquitous.

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    Re: Seven French cars best forgotten

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
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    Ugh, I meant 504, not 405, when talking about Africa. The 504 with it's truncated rear was ubiquitous.
    Ah ......yes ...acutally they were an odball looking car...still very comfortable but sort of "old persons" car back in NZ.
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