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    Any one thats interested in the ONLY 605 for sale in VIC:-burgundy,may have a confidential word with me.
    I inspected it.

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    Looks like the ONLY 605 for sale in Australia. They come up for sale very rarely these days.
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    I looked at this advert. The interior looked pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salman View Post
    Any one thats interested in the ONLY 605 for sale in VIC:-burgundy,may have a confidential word with me.
    I inspected it.
    Why does it have to be confidential? The gravamen of your post suggests there is something wrong with the car?

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    Ok well here is what I observed:
    1.No water in cooling system,bottle had rust residue,signs of rusty water over bellhousing,as low coolant lamp came on the moment it was started, purveyor said it must be the sensor,upon which I removed cap to show the emptiness,he said he would put coolant next day,as had to do some work in office.I noticed some cut/join hose work.
    2. Ripped driver carpet,shift lever plastic disintegrating and driver door seal ripped,also check strap broken.Both front seats leather dry and cracking up.
    Wasnt offered a test drive,I decided to depart.Looked over one last time as a tea kettle of water was being carried to the vehicle.
    I have worked in sales for Land Rover/Peugeot,and feel this is a non professional way to present a car.
    A 12 month warranty and RWC was part of deal,I wonder with that condition how the RWC can fly through.Considering some of the required parts are no longer available from Peugeot France.
    Sad to see a great car in a neglected state.

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    Well that is poor form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salman View Post
    Any one that's interested in the ONLY 605 for sale in VIC:-burgundy,may have a confidential word with me.
    I inspected it.

    Let me guess:-

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    The arial does not work,
    The front right hand windscreen washer jet is broken,
    The rear mufflers are blown,
    It needs engine mounts,
    The air conditioning is cactus
    and,
    the steering has gone very light.

    Apart from the above (nothing that about $6000 would not fix ) I am once again guessing that the car is in good order for a low mileage 15 year old car .

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    I also noticed the antenna, headlight jet and exhaust issue. Also, there's no sunroof.

    $6000 will return the bastardised steering back to original... if you're lucky.
    Another $6000 will fix most of the other problems.

    The lost coolant is probably due to a leaking headgasket. Once you get in there, you may as well sort out the other issues that are likely to present. Minimum $9K.

    So we're looking at $21,000 to get the car right. Plus the asking price minus some haggling, you'll have yourself a good 605 with no sunroof and 180,000+ on the odometer for around $25,000. For us interstaters, add some more for flights, accommodation and petrol.

    Hmmm. Tempting. It's *nearly* worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRR View Post
    Ex 605 ownner of 11 years.
    You know you want it... here's your chance... Go on!
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    2012 Mercedes Benz C250 (Alabandite)

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    A 605 without a sunroof sounds like an excellent buy.
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    I might even be tempted to sell mine for $21k- AND it came from Victoria. Could do with a wash though, once the rains stop and I can get to the front gate without going through 1.5k of red mud
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    Of course,
    -the mufflers have been replaced
    does not use oil or water between services
    the A/C works
    the radio works( cheap aerial, though
    the suspension works
    power steering is great
    Leather drying out a bit but not cracked
    only done 138K ( around 30k in the last 22 months since I bought it- supplementing the 405)

    Oh, and it's not for sale.

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    Dont you want to sell it and buy an XM??

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    wot's an XM when it's at home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marburg505 View Post
    I might even be tempted to sell mine for $21k-
    It's a series 1. They're worth a lot more to the true 605 collector/enthusiast. I wouldn't part with it for such a low figure. You have to realise, the series 1 are exceptionally rare, and being limited in number, the value of them can only go in one direction. UP.
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    This one sounds like it has gone down and fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney View Post
    This one sounds like it has gone down and fast.
    It's a series 2 with twenty grands worth of problems... Still, exceptional buying.

    If you were to strip it of its parts, you'd make a killing overnight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pj810 View Post
    it's a series 2 with twenty grands worth of problems... Still, exceptional buying.

    If you were to strip it of its parts, you'd make a killing overnight.

    which night??????
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    Are they that rare in Europe? Wouldn't it be far cheaper to buy one there and ship it over?

    Are people even collecting 15 year old Peugeots yet?

    redbook.com.au lists the market value of the 605 SV as $3,700 - $5,400.

    A common price for 605's in the UK is between 700 and 1200 pounds.

    Personally I think anyone would be insane to spend $21000+ on a 605 Series II. Infact, I'd even be surprised if there was demand enough for a series I to get that kind of money.

    You could have a decent example PLUS 3 whole spare cars for that money.
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    Max - I'm not sure you noticed where our tongues were.

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    The car is making a lot of 607 look like very good ideas isnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marburg505 View Post
    Max - I'm not sure you noticed where our tongues were.
    Actually I did realise that for all the comments other than PJ810's, who has informed me in other threads that he has spent $10,000 for a single repair (God knows what) on his 605 and despite numerous other problems continues to maintain the car in perfect condition no matter what the cost, so I sorta assumed he was serious. I would have cut my losses way before the 10K mark...

    In hindsight it's obvious even PJ810 wasn't serious (much) in his comments, my apologies PJ810
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    I keep my 605 in perfect condition as far as that is reasonably possible. And my sense of reasonable stretches far into 'unreasonable' territory in other people's books. It's 3 years ago now that the headgasket etc etc job was done. It was basically one thing that hadn't been repaired properly by a previous owner, and in order to make sure everything was right, a lot had to be done. New radiator, water pump, pipes, etc etc. And when everything is out, you may as well only put new parts back in.

    Yes, I spent about 30% more on the repair than I acquired the whole car for only 12 months or so earlier. And I haven't looked back.

    I'll openly admit that it made me stop and think for a moment, but not much more than a moment. I paid $7500 for the car (which was well under what a similar aged and specced car would cost) and another $10K to get it perfect. So that was a $17500 spend. At the time, there was no other alternative. $20K doesn't buy you a showroom condition luxury car that glides along AND handles supremely AND looks timeless. Other $20K cars in the segment look like second hand cars that are due for replacement.

    Since the big repair, the car has cost me approx $500 a year for servicing, although it has just gained a new set of tyres last month. In January it's going in for a major service. I'll probably throw $1K or $1.5K at it to make sure everything is still 'as new' mechanically.

    It is a stunning vehicle. A pleasure to own and look at, and magnificent to drive. It is also reasonably accurate to say that 'nobody else' has one. I appreciate that individual aspect to it, as I'm very individualistic in my ways, and am prepared to spend money to satisfy that desire.

    The 607 is just too common on Australian roads. Didn't they sell about a hundred of them? It would be fair to guess there must be about 30 in our state alone. How boring!

    In a couple of years my 605 will be 20 years old. The paintwork will be no different in shine and quality as say, a 3 year old 407. The leather interior is as new. All the carpets are perfect. Some plastics are approaching a risky age. I will simply have to replace anything that breaks.

    Some people will think I'm mad. But at the end of the day, as an enthusiast, the 605 is giving me huge pleasure at a very manageable overall cost. When you look at the amount of money other people waste on mundane cars that they don't even like, that end up looking terrible because they don't care, and then they dislike it even more...

    Look at it from a pure emotionally and financially balanced proposition, and it all starts to make perfect sense.

    The only one single factor that I have issues with is the relative lack of safety now that the bulk of other vehicles on the road are getting heavier and more rigid, and simple essential safety features like curtain airbags are not present.
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    1995 Peugeot 605SV (Bianca White) *SOLD*
    2007 Volvo XC70 Electric Silver (PJ-810)
    2009 Volvo XC60 T6 Teknik (Sapphire Black)
    2014 Volvo XC70 Luxury D5 Polestar (Ice White)
    2012 Mercedes Benz C250 (Alabandite)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ810 View Post
    I keep my 605 in perfect condition as far as that is reasonably possible. And my sense of reasonable stretches far into 'unreasonable' territory in other people's books. It's 3 years ago now that the headgasket etc etc job was done. It was basically one thing that hadn't been repaired properly by a previous owner, and in order to make sure everything was right, a lot had to be done. New radiator, water pump, pipes, etc etc. And when everything is out, you may as well only put new parts back in.

    Yes, I spent about 30% more on the repair than I acquired the whole car for only 12 months or so earlier. And I haven't looked back.

    I'll openly admit that it made me stop and think for a moment, but not much more than a moment. I paid $7500 for the car (which was well under what a similar aged and specced car would cost) and another $10K to get it perfect. So that was a $17500 spend. At the time, there was no other alternative. $20K doesn't buy you a showroom condition luxury car that glides along AND handles supremely AND looks timeless. Other $20K cars in the segment look like second hand cars that are due for replacement.

    Since the big repair, the car has cost me approx $500 a year for servicing, although it has just gained a new set of tyres last month. In January it's going in for a major service. I'll probably throw $1K or $1.5K at it to make sure everything is still 'as new' mechanically.

    It is a stunning vehicle. A pleasure to own and look at, and magnificent to drive. It is also reasonably accurate to say that 'nobody else' has one. I appreciate that individual aspect to it, as I'm very individualistic in my ways, and am prepared to spend money to satisfy that desire.

    The 607 is just too common on Australian roads. Didn't they sell about a hundred of them? It would be fair to guess there must be about 30 in our state alone. How boring!

    In a couple of years my 605 will be 20 years old. The paintwork will be no different in shine and quality as say, a 3 year old 407. The leather interior is as new. All the carpets are perfect. Some plastics are approaching a risky age. I will simply have to replace anything that breaks.

    Some people will think I'm mad. But at the end of the day, as an enthusiast, the 605 is giving me huge pleasure at a very manageable overall cost. When you look at the amount of money other people waste on mundane cars that they don't even like, that end up looking terrible because they don't care, and then they dislike it even more...

    Look at it from a pure emotionally and financially balanced proposition, and it all starts to make perfect sense.

    The only one single factor that I have issues with is the relative lack of safety now that the bulk of other vehicles on the road are getting heavier and more rigid, and simple essential safety features like curtain airbags are not present.
    Patrick,

    with such a rare car why don't you buy the red 605 for spares (you know I only like green ones)?

    You could have twice as much fun owning two and also own about 15% of the 605s remaining on the roads in Australia .

    You may be able to sell it on to Marburg505 it would save him washing his.
    Present fleet:-
    Peugeot 93' 205 Gti 16v
    Peugeot 73' 504 Ti from new
    Peugeot 08' 407 Hdi Coupe from new

    Previous fleet:-
    Peugeot 95' 605 Sv
    Peugeot 92' 205 Gti
    Renault 72' 16TS from new
    Renault 69' 10
    Renault 71' 10s
    Renault 68' 10 from new

    "Be reasonable do it my way!"


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