Meyers Manx Beach Buggy Review from Australia and New Zealand

1999 Meyers Manx Beach Buggy 1.6L Subaru

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6L Subaru Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Charade


Fun, great looker and something to get buried in when I die!!!


Everything, I built it! It took me a while to iron out the bugs, but now it is great, fun, and cool.

General Comments:

I took me 9 months to build; I lengthened the fibreglass shell so that the VW floorpan would be standard. I then added a 1.6L Subaru engine. It looks great and is great to drive.

If anyone is looking for a fun car to build and drive, the Manx is the one. I am no mechanic, just enough to be dangerous!!!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2000

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review