Triumph 2000 Review from North America

1971 Triumph 2000 Mk 2 2.0 six

Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership1990
Engine and transmission 2.0 six Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

Fabulous old British saloon

Faults:

Radiator needed soldering to cure leak.

Valve cover gasket needed replacement.

Rebuilt carburetors.

Installed new tires.

General Comments:

The Triumph 2000 Mk 2 was one of the neatest cars I've ever owned. Very reliable, always started first turn of the key, and great looking. Rust is a problem with older Triumphs, but this car was basically clean. Cabin seats were very comfortable, and interior materials had weathered the years very nicely, and still looked good.

Handling was decent and predictable. Weak brakes, due to primitive single circuit master cylinder. Plenty of power from the lively 2 liter six with twin Stromberg side draft carburetors. Automatic transmission was adequate, and reliable, but no doubt that better performance available from the 5 speed transmission.

A gorgeous, glorious British machine. I dearly wish I could have kept her, but Federal motor vehicle laws got in the way.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2001

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review