1986 Reliant Rialto Estate 850
Good town runabout... not for motorways
Very little mechanically, but used fair amount of oil.
Interior self-destructing - headlining coming off, dash made of very poor plastic which cracked badly.
Window winders not very durable and back door didn't stay open.
Purchased as a cheap runaround for London.
Good for weekly supermarket trip - load space is huge considering tiny dimensions of car.
Very noisy engine.
Good "clicky" gear change. Amazing acceleration from the lights!
Used about £10 of fuel once a month!
Always started, whatever the weather.
Seats very uncomfortable!
Not really up to motorway driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2007