1972 Morris Minor Review from UK and Ireland

1972 Morris Minor Van 1.3

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carRenault Extra Van

Summary:

Economic sound alternative

Faults:

Petrol pump fails regularly.

Contact points closing up.

Back axle failure due to increased engine power.

General Comments:

Good advertising tool.

Needs loads of TLC.

Worth spending more on sound vehicle rather than spending money on restoration.

Lots of mods available to make it keep pace with time - and traffic.

Doors always rattle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2000

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review