Triumph 2500S Reviews from UK and Ireland

1977 Triumph 2500S 2.5 Straight 6

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 Straight 6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carTriumph Mk1 PI Saloon

Summary:

A serious head turner

Faults:

Shock absorbers have become rather 'spongy'

Rust is beginning to become a problem around the sills.

Interior is very worn, especially driver's seat.

General Comments:

The car is a good all round performer with a blinding kick-down at 30 MPH.

Chassis is excellent for age.

The car is very comfortable and equipment level is good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2001

1977 Triumph 2500S 2.5 petrol

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles

Summary:

A well-kept seventies secret

Faults:

Gearbox bearings, the usual rust, blown alternator, cracked windscreen, more rust :)

General Comments:

Still the most satisfying car I've ever driven, especially given the gorgeous exhaust note!

Horrifically uneconomical (27mpg on a run if you're lucky), but fast enough to scare many modern cars.

Very comfortable, if a little soft on the springs - or maybe my car needs new shocks.

I'd *never* sell it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2000

1976 Triumph 2500S 2.5 petrol

Year of manufacture1976
Engine and transmission 2.5 petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10

Faults:

Brake wear, viscous coupling failure, bad running due to worn carbs. Some rust.

General Comments:

I have had nine big Triumphs and always find them to be utterly reliable and they've got character as well. Easy to maintain and good handling. A bit slow compared to modern cars, but very comfortable, real wood as well. Fuel consumption is high. Underrated classics. Buy one before the secret gets out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 1999

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews