Poor detail design and quality lets down a promising concept
Indicator switch packed up.
Points burnt out.
Clutch master cylinder needed bleeding.
Suspension needed pumping at.
New regulator required along with new sealed beam headlight.
Numberplate light had to be replaced.
Rear door lock failed.
Seats are badly worn.
Indicator unit failed.
The body work is quite sound, and I actually quite like the styling.
The previous owner to me fitted new piston rings, and my Allego is a good starter no matter what the weather is like.
The points have a habit of closing gradually even though the required amount of grease is placed on the cam.
The gear change is not that good although the poor condition of the clutch cylinder in my car is partly to blame for this.
Poor quality of electrical componants, stupid suspension design, and a gearbox that shares its oil with the engine lets down this car. I can't help liking the Allegro, but the Toyota Corolla of the same era was a much better car except for rust - a weakness in the Corolla of the 1970s.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th August, 2004