Triumph 2500S Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1976 Triumph 2500S 4 speed man /e/

Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4 speed man /e/ Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired16600 kilometres
Previous carMorris Minor Boat Tail Roadster

Summary:

A joy to have in my possession

Faults:

Had to remove and clean the clutch slave cylinder.

General Comments:

This car is a gem to drive.

It's got the most beautiful sounding exhaust note, will out corner most mass produced modern cars, and it never fails to attract attention to itself.

The car has been slightly worked prior to me buying it, but it's no race car, but could be made to go quite quickly if you wanted it to.

Stylish cruising saloon.

Love the wood dash.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2010

1979 Triumph 2500S 2.5 petrol

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Gemini

Summary:

A safe comfortable car with good performance and economy

Faults:

Radiator.

Gearbox idle shafts.

Steering rack replaced.

All wheel bearings replaced.

Engine mounts replaced.

Springs and shocks replaced.

General Comments:

A fast comfortable car, capable of towing heavy loads. A bit thirsty round town, but great on a long run.

Excellent vision and ventilation compared to more modern cars.

Spacious boot and big doors. Good rear seat legroom.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th September, 2005

1977 Triumph 2500S 2.5 straight six

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 straight six Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carTriumph 2500TC

Summary:

A bargain stylish cruiser

Faults:

Some rust.

Spongy shockers.

Brake pads need replacing.

The seat velour linings have started to fray and wear.

General Comments:

I've had two 2500TC'c prior to picking up the "S" which was in very good condition.

The car is quick, and cruises easily at 110km/h, with low revs, however it is a bit heavy around town.

The timber dash and door trim are quite flash, and always draws comment from passengers.

The car is a stylish cruiser, which I use on a daily basis.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2001

16th Feb 2013, 15:38

A good review.

Though now living in Britain... I had an Australian delivery 2500S 4 speed manual with overdrive on 3rd and 4th... I completed over 300,000km in it... It was a fantastic car; comfortable, fast and long legged for Australian roads... I took it over some rough ones too.

I was never forgiven for selling it.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews