1999 Reliant Robin SLX 0.85L


A piece of lovable crap


Water pump, radiator, distributer, coil, alternator 3 times, all electrics, starter motor twice, exhaust pipe, exhaust manifold, all door door openers/window have been fixed, the carb needs rebuilding, and oh... I'm having the AAA tomorrow morning as the clutch just went!

General Comments:

As much as I hate it, I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2015

1975 Reliant Robin deluxe panel van 750 cc


This is one of the most fun cars I have ever owned


The thrust bearing went out at 79,000 miles. The starter casting cracked at 70,000. I have had to replace the light bulbs in the rear light twice in 19,000 miles. The radiator hose is soft and I will be replacing it while the car is down with the clutch replacement.

General Comments:

The Reliant Robin is a real nice car.

I like the distance I can drive on six gallons of gas.

The car is quick for a 750cc engine and is fun to lift the rear wheel on corners.

The cabin is roomy and the instruments are well placed on the dash board.

The seats could be better for comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2003

10th Mar 2004, 21:46

I have a 1974 Reliant Robin Deluxe panel and love the car too.

17th Jan 2006, 14:28

"Thrust bearing" This car has thrust? I thought it gently meandered up to speed.

14th Feb 2006, 20:09

I've owned one for several years, can't fault them at all.

22nd Aug 2007, 21:07

I've just bought a 1975 Super Robin, New York is never going to look the same again!

17th Sep 2007, 13:28

Please could you picture your cars so I can have a look at shape as we are looking to buy.

13th Feb 2014, 22:55

How did you import one into the USA? Perhaps it came in as a "grey" vehicle, as you had it modified to fit US standards.

31st May 2015, 23:18

Where in NY? I sold a 1975 Robin Super to a guy upstate and imported a 1999 Robin SLX on a 1983 frame.