Monday 15th October 2012
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Have you ever owned or driven a Talbot Express? Did you have to purchase any replacement parts for the vehicle and how did they rate? If so, then let us know about your experience by writing a short review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Talbot Express Overview

The Talbot Express is classed as a van and was produced by the British manufacturing company Talbot. This was the last Talbot vehicle to be produced and was only ever sold in the UK. In the later years of the Talbot name, it was owned by Peugeot, and their vehicles were produced at Peugeot factories. The Express was commonly available as a motor home, and was a popular version of this vehicle across the UK. These vehicles are well built and reliable. The diesel engines are quite good on fuel considering the vast weight they are pulling for the motor home version. They are heavy and can be slow when driving up inclines. This is a good choice for a motor home or as a panel van. Does this sound anything like your experience of this vehicle?

Talbot Express History

This vehicle was first produced in 1984, and is known as the Peugeot J5 outside of the UK. Other variants of the same vehicle branded under different names are: Citroen C25 and Fiat Ducato, as this vehicle was a joint venture with PSA Peugeot Citroen and Fiat. 1984 was the final year that any cars were produced under the Talbot name and this was only vehicle still in production, using the Talbot name.

In 1991 the second version of this vehicle was introduced and it had some changes to the exterior, mainly affecting the front grille design. It was very common to see these vans converted to motor homes. Production ceased on the Talbot Express when Peugeot ended the use of the Talbot name.


1500kg LWB (Long Wheel Base)
8/17 Seater
Box van
Motor home (Camper van)

Fuel Economy

The different engines available for this vehicle were the 1.8L petrol and the 1.9 and 2.5L diesel engines. The diesel engines were the more economical of these engines. Which engine did you have on your Talbot Express and how did you rate its performance in terms of fuel economy? Take into consideration the age, fuel type and engine size when determining fuel economy.


The Talbot Express was available in 4 and 5 speed manual gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have and how did it perform? We have a section of our website dedicated to Talbot gearbox parts where you can search for your Express gearbox parts.


We know that Talbot Express parts can be hard to come by. Here at Breakeryard we have a vast network of Breakers spread across the UK and they have parts for all makes and models of vehicle. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Express parts page where you can locate the exact part you are looking for.