Reliant Scimitar Review from Germany

1978 Reliant Scimitar SE6a 3.0 Litre V6 petrol

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 Litre V6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carDodge D50


An affordable bespoke hand-built understated British sports car


Got the car used from my Dad (thanks Dad) had been laid up for 4 years so a few things were bound to be wrong...

Gearbox and rear axle leak.

Dashboard lights didn't work.

Clutch slave cylinder fell off one day.

Rear axle is very noisy.

General Comments:

A rot free classic that will only appreciate.

Be prepared to spend lots of time maintaining one.

Take a toolkit wherever you go.

Will outrun and out handle many modern cars.

You will either love it or hate it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2002

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review