Standard Vanguard Review from UK and Ireland

1952 Standard Vanguard Popular 1.5

Year of manufacture1952
First year of ownership1962
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance67259 miles


A classic workhorse


Too many to mention - just thought it may be of interest for the site, and other readers.

Nothing major - water pumps, brake squeal etc.

But then - one really mustn't compare this motor to modern cars.

General Comments:

Bought the car brand new in 1950s, take it out in the Yorkshire Dales when the weather is fine, and only in Spring/Summer. Certainly looks the part, and always turns heads these days.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th August, 2002

16th Jul 2006, 23:20

Nothing special just that my grandfather bought a vanguard new in 1950 and sold it in 1978 still nothing done to the motor. Top stuff hey.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review