1981 Talbot Tagora GLS 2.2 petrol
A fantastically rare machine, with great looks, with sheer driving pleasure
Front suspension failure.
Trip computer failure.
An extremely obscure, but unbelievably rewarding car.
Very wide, and long, parking can be a problem.
Extremely comfortable, with a quality interior.
Packed with features, including power steering, trip computer, electric windows.
Powerful and very smooth engines, though can be uneconomical for town driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2001
If you can dig up the SX model with the v6, guard it with your life!
How many of these are still going? can you still get bits for them?
Yes, you can still get engine bits. The 2.2 engine's design dates back to the Chrysler 180 from 1970 and is the same as in the Matra Murena 2.2, which is being driven by enthusiasts all over Europe. The V6 engine is the famous PRV engine, found in the Peugeot 604, Volvo 264, Renault 30, Renault Alpine and... DeLorean!
I'm not very sure about body parts, though. The Tagora wasn't a success, because it wore the Talbot brand name.