Triumph TR7 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1979 Triumph TR7 2.0

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired123000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Coolest thing created in the UK

Faults:

Number 2 plug and lead shot. Needs new shockers and bushes all round & carbies rebuilt.

General Comments:

I wanted one of these since I was about 15.

I love the look of these cars. Think 1970's rock god. I fully expected that when I first started it up it would automagically grow me sideburns, crank up Led Zep on the radio and take me to the great ocean road at great haste.

A pleasure to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th December, 2006

1981 Triumph TR7 FHC 2.0 petrol

Year of manufacture1981
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Classic cars or cars approaching 20yrs of age can require severe maintenance, dependant upon general condition via former ownerships. Sadly few people seem able to maintain a vehicle in pristine condition, and cars of this age can reflect that. However, treat your TR7 well and it will reward you.

General Comments:

A classic British sports car. Must be driven to be appreciated. Once experienced you'll feel the need to own one, or several. A 3.5 L - 5.0 L V8 option is an available (and exciting) upgrade. Excellent investment potential for the next 10 - 20 yrs. A driver's car, anything but disposable transport - please.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

11th Apr 2001, 15:24

Don't forget the 16v option, I have one, it was cheaper than an 8 and it still goes like hell!

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews