Make / Model Search

Car reviews - Peugeot - 505 - 4-dr wagon


25 Sep 1990

THE earliest Peugeot 505s built upon the virtues of the renown 504 that made it popular in rural Australia – high ground clearance, rear wheel drive, independent rear suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, rack and pinion steering and a torquey four-cylinder engine. The latter was the simple 70.5kW 2.0-litre overhead valve carburettor unit that was a development of the 1960s’ 404 unit. Mated to either a five-speed manual or three-speed ZF automatic gearbox, it powered the 505, 505 GR and later 505 SR models. From March ’81 a 50.4kW 2.3-litre four-cylinder diesel 505 sedan replaced the 504 GLD in Peugeot’s local line-up, but that only lasted until the first turbocharged diesel marketed in Australia, the 59kW 2.3 505 SRD five-speed manual sedan appeared in mid-‘82. At the same time, the long-lived 505 wagon debuted. With its longer wheelbase and eight-seat capability, the 70.5kW 2.0 petrol-powered auto-only wagon eventually replaced the ageing 504 wagon. The 505 STi, a more sports-orientated sedan, supplemented the 505 GR during 1983. Its Renault-sourced 84.7kW 2.2-litre fuel-injected motor also powered 1984’s 505 Executive and its replacement, the 505 GTi from 1985, while the mildly revised 505 SR from early ’84 to ’86 was a re-badged GR. The flagship GTi Executive of ’85 added leather trim. Outwardly similar except for the new grille, bigger bumpers and larger taillight treatment on the sedans, the 505 Series II from early 1986 featured a redesigned dash and cabin, improved suspension and equipment levels and new model designations. The SR sedan gave way to the 70.7kW fuel-injected 2.0-litre SLi sedan and wagon, the 94kW 2.3-litre four-cylinder GTi replaced the STi and the 59kW SRD – now called “Turbodiesel” was now available with the three-speed auto. All models included climate control air-con. In early ’87 the Turbodiesel’s engine grew to 2.5 litres, increased to 70kW in output and gained more equipment and a new name: GTD. Later in 1987 there were revisions to the range – a four-speed auto arrived for the GTi sedan and the wagon gained a five-speed manual GTi variant. The 505 SLi disappeared in late ’88, while six months later so did the rest of the 505s bar the GTi wagon, following the release of the newer, smaller front-wheel drive 405 range. In August ’90 the 505 GTi wagon gave way to a model simply known as the “505 Wagon”, the model featured here. Lasting until August ’93, it featured an 87kW 2.2-litre four-cylinder engine, a four-speed automatic gearbox and eight-seat accommodation. This was the last of the old-school rear-wheel drive Peugeots...
Model release date: 1 August 1990 to 1 August 1993

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

GoAuto can help you buy a new 505

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires


This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here