1966 Morris Minor Review from UK and Ireland

1966 Morris Minor 1.3

Year of manufacture1966
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carCitroen Synergie

Summary:

Ever wondered how to enjoy driving again?

Faults:

Failing battery - I should get another, but I'll just keep charging it!

Knocking from front and wheel shudder at speed.

General Comments:

I've uprated this car with all sorts of stuff to make the best of its capabilities. Considering it's a 60 year old design it's astonishing how easily it copes with modern driving conditions. Some things you can't change however and it's demisting capability and noise levels are dreadful although the heater works much quicker than any modern car I've owned.

Not the cheapest form of motoring despite some people's comments, but charming, fun and (in the dry months at least) a wholly practical, charming alternative to a soul-less eurobox.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th December, 2006

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review