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    Yesterday, for the first time, I drove 406 (D9) with EW10 engine manual tranny. I felt disappointed that the car couldn't handle as good as or better than my 605 which i have decided to give my brother-in-law as gift. My plan was to replace it with 406. But i felt so disappointed. Am going to miss the 605.

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    Someone said it could be because the 406 i drove was not v6, that the v6 will perform better. Am just confused.

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    By handle do you mean the ride was not as soft, or it did not corner as well?

    Have you considered the V6 coupe?
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    Never would I swap a 406 for a 605. I could own a V6 406 break, but that is another car altogether. If the PRV became too difficult to fix, I would put in a later V6 and manual gearbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverGTi_6 View Post
    By handle do you mean the ride was not as soft, or it did not corner as well?

    Have you considered the V6 coupe?
    Aside the acceleration which was obvious that the 605 v6 did better, the character of the 406 when i was in expressway on high-speed, was not close to the 605. It was just not a match. I just don't know how to explain it.

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    605 was a much more expensive car, really the next class up, you get what you pay for.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikenna351 View Post
    Aside the acceleration which was obvious that the 605 v6 did better, the character of the 406 when i was in expressway on high-speed, was not close to the 605. It was just not a match. I just don't know how to explain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Never would I swap a 406 for a 605. I could own a V6 406 break, but that is another car altogether. If the PRV became too difficult to fix, I would put in a later V6 and manual gearbox.
    The PRV in my 605 still run like new. No issue whatsoever.

    My only problem with the car is the body. The body looks so shabby that it will cost fortune to put it in good shape. The interior is nothing to write home about. The previous owner abused the car. I thought i could fix the body issue later to my taste. But the reality later dawn on me that the cost could get me another car. If not for the durability of the PRV in that car, it would have gone with the body that was abused or roughly handled and negleted.

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    How easy to import another 605? There is a good looking '97 model in Scotland right now; red metallic with the 16" Rubis alloy wheels, a rare factory option:

    http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-m...ry-item-full-4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikenna351 View Post
    Aside the acceleration which was obvious that the 605 v6 did better, the character of the 406 when i was in expressway on high-speed, was not close to the 605. It was just not a match. I just don't know how to explain it.

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    Sounds like you may be talking about the ride quality. Have you considered a 607? Probably the natural successor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    How easy to import another 605? There is a good looking '97 model in Scotland right now; red metallic with the 16" Rubis alloy wheels, a rare factory option:

    http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-m...ry-item-full-4
    Looks good — apart from the alloys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    Looks good — apart from the alloys.
    i want the black interior
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    My brother-in-law is coming to pick my 605 v6 to become his, at the end of this week. Am beginning to feel sad that the car is truly going. Am really going to miss that car. The engine in that car has never given me any reason to get rid of it. I have even stopped driving it, because it makes me more sad to lose such a handler, each time i sit behind the wheel. But i can't put up with the poor look of that body again.

    I have decided on 406 V6 5-speed manual (D9) as my next 2nd car. I believe it will perform better than the I-4 counterparts. Am looking forward to the day it will become a reality, by the Grace of God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo View Post
    i want the black interior
    Black lnterior is shit! It shows the dust! (Not that there would ever be any dust in Parkes!!!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRR View Post
    Black lnterior is shit! It shows the dust! (Not that there would ever be any dust in Parkes!!!)
    no dust problems with black interiors, pugs unlike citroens have any dust on the seats transferred when people sit on them
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    The 605 is a beautiful vehicle, and in its design principle a fleet leader in its time, in relation to its position in the range. The natural progression from this vehicle is the 607. It was produced as the fleet leader to replace, to the best of my knowledge, the 605. There are two versions of the 607. The series 1 and the series 2. The simple fact that Peugeot went to the production trouble to make a series 2 shows that, sales, presents, and consumer demand warranted an upgrade.

    However they did not produce huge amounts of the 607 because of the cost of the vehicle at new. It was an attempt to rival with the 5 series BMW's and the 300 series Mercs, (I am not too sure about this comparison with the Merc, however there was an attempt to play the field with the relative model).

    As an owner of a series 1 607, I can say that it is unlike any other Peugeot I have driven, which have been many. In its ride it varies as it has Auto adjusting suspension, which makes things interesting, but sometimes not effective in its understanding of the road it is passing over. It is neatly sprung, and one could say a little rough and tight on ride in general. The series one that I drive is a 4 speed auto adaptive box, with the series 2 being a 6 speed. I have read reports that the 6 speed is not all that better on fuel than the 4 speed. the model I have has the newer V6 engine, which is a necessity for such a heavy vehicle.

    The fit and finish of the vehicle is amazing. And the amount of comfort options are also very high.

    It is a natural progression in my mind to move from a 605 to a 607, if you are looking for size and space, as well as features and fit and finish. Also the styling of the 607 is totally different from any other Peugeot around. Even today the styling is uber modern and fits in with the new vehicles being produced for the market place.

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    agreeing with 607, I'm wondering how bad the exterior of the 605 is that you are willing to sell it. I've detailed a friend's 607 a couple of months ago. The previous owner used it to get some wood with it in the forest. When the car was covered with dirth, he washed it dry (meaning he did not hose it down first, washed half the car with one sponge). Needles to say that the exterior of the car was realy in bad shape. Two days later with a lot of work, the car shines like new.
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    Am keeping the 605. My plans to give it out didnt work out. The beneficiary wanted to wreck the car the first 5 minutes he was behind the wheel. The car didnt worth anything to him, so he didnt deserve it. I changed my mind and took back my car. Am keeping it and will continue to use it.

    Thanks 607 & Jurgen_s. I left 607 out of the list of the next car am considering, purrposely. The 607 is cheap to purchase in Nigeria, even cheaper than 406 most times. But the cost of the parts are very very high. So, am not sure i can afford to maintain such car now. 406 parts are cheaper here. Anyway, will see how it goes.

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    Good news for your 605, by the sound of it.

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