The 505 replaced the 504 in Peugeot's lineup. I guess the French aren't big on using names for their cars. It was sold as a sedan / saloon or as a station wagon / estate. The family estate wagon featured an incredible 8 seats.
The suspension on these cars is fantastic. The ride quality is unmatched by anything in its price range for the years that it was made. That's one of the reasons why this car is one of the most popular station wagons in the world.
No world-trotting station wagon would be complete without four wheel drive, which was an available and popular option on the 505.
When not bought with four wheel drive, the 505 came standard with rear wheel drive. Although sold with some V6 engines, the top engine option was actually an I4 that made 180 horsepower. In some markets it was sold with diesel engines.
North American trims and models of the 505 include the GL, S, STI, DL, LIBERTE, STX, Turbo, GLX, SW8, V6, and Anniversary Edition for 1983.
These cars have become hard to find in the United States. They just aren't showing up on the used car market much anymore. The easiest place to buy one or to buy Peugeot 505 parts is on eBay auctions.