Morris Mini Review from South Africa

1961 Morris Mini 998 998CC 4 cylinder

Model year1961
Year of manufacture1961
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 998CC 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired346000 miles
Most recent distance352000 miles


Good runner


Replaced the fuel pump

Replaced the alternator

Replace the fuel line

Redo wiring.

Redo the brakes.

Replace temp sensor.

General Comments:

Good runner for a 43year old car.

No leg room

No features, all basic.

Good fuel economy, but heavy on oil.

Always problems with brakes.

Body work needed, but not a lot of rust.

No dents on the body, this car is as hard as a rock.

It's got a good engine, still running after 43 years and 352000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th November, 2004

Average review marks: 3.8 / 10, based on 1 review