1981 Triumph TR7 Reviews from North America

1981 Triumph TR7

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 kilometres
Most recent distance41000 kilometres

Summary:

The most fun to drive car on earth

Faults:

Rear wheel bearings and clutch master cylinder, clutch bushings.

General Comments:

I absolutely love this car. I remember watching the Avengers and Purdy with her TR7. I was luck enough to find one that had slept inside most of her life so far. I am sad right now as it it is sleeping for the winter in a cosy heated garage.. Can't wait for spring..

If I have one negative point, it is the top. Mind you, I have had it replaced with a new leather top.. Very hard to put back in.. takes 2 to do it..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2010

1981 Triumph TR7 4 cylinder

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carTriumph TR7

Summary:

My all time favorite car to drive..

Faults:

Pickup coil wire seperated. 20,000 miles.

Right Ball joint failure 22,000 miles.

Gas tank sender pickup replaced 19,000 miles.

Transmission rubber support/damper replaced 18,000 miles.

General Comments:

This is my 5th TR7... I have been driving them since the late 70"s.

Great Style, great fun to drive, a piece of history...

The lowest quility car you can own. With that in mind.. a lot of fun to work on...

This in not a car for the weak of heart.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2006

1981 Triumph TR7 Conv 2.0

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carTriumph TR7

Summary:

I love my TR7!

Faults:

Pickup coil connector came loose and had to be soldered.

General Comments:

This is my 5th TR7... Not a car for the average driver... But if you like a challenge and a unique car. The TR7 is a great choice... Plenty of parts availible... Great to drive... A fun car to drive!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2003

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews