Ford Prefect Reviews from UK and Ireland

1958 Ford Prefect 100E 1.2 petrol

Year of manufacture1958
First year of ownership1968
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles

Summary:

A classic car in both senses

Faults:

Engine renovation at 30,000 miles.

Gear box renovation at 65,000 miles.

Welding at various times.

General Comments:

The car is responsive and easy to handle. It has no need for power steering etc.

The car does not cruise at high speed, but then there were no motorways and very few dual carriageways when the model was launched in 1953.

It is a little thirsty, averaging about 33 miles per gallon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2001

1952 Ford Prefect 850 - 950 - 1150

Year of manufacture1952
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 850 - 950 - 1150 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carLand Rover 88 SWB

Summary:

Class

Faults:

Everything.

General Comments:

I would like to know where to get the blueprints for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2000

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews