Austin A40 Farina Review from Austria

1961 Austin A40 Farina Countryman 948

Model year1961
Year of manufacture1961
First year of ownership1981
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 948 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 kilometres
Most recent distance89000 kilometres


Very funny small car


Exhaust changed.

All brake cylinders changed.

Front wheel bearings changed

Engine and gearbox leaking.

Some small weld repairs to the sills.

General Comments:

Wonderful small car. Bought it in 1981 from a scrapyard, and made some small repairs to get it roadworthy. I still own it and it drives yet, but engine gets a bit tired.

Leaks from several points, probably due to long standing intervals.

Nice to drive on B-roads, but for motorways it's simply too asthmatic.

Absolutely reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2008

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review