Triumph 1500 Review from North America

1974 Triumph 1500 1.5

Model year1974
Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership1977
Most recent year of ownership1977
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.2 / 10
Previous carPontiac LeMans


The biggest lemon I ever owned


What didn't go wrong? Constant problems.

It spent a couple of days per week at the local dealer being repaired. It was only three years old.

General Comments:

I got this car as a high school graduation present. It was definitely a head-turner and fun... at first, but was an incredibly slow, poor-performing car. My mother's VW bug was faster.

These cars are very, very small.

Two weeks after I sold it, the new owner called, furious that he'd just found out it needed $1500 worth of work done. Buyer beware!

I suppose if I owned it now with my current mechanical knowledge, I could work on it myself; but given the tiny engine and overall size, I wouldn't be interested.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th May, 2012

Average review marks: 2.2 / 10, based on 1 review