Marcos GT Reviews

1992 Marcos GT Mantula 4000V8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4000V8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles

Summary:

If you can afford it, and want something different, their good

Faults:

Look out for rust on the frame of the car. Bump steer problems and brakes are very bad on most of these cars, although can be modified.

General Comments:

Classic UK sports car, but can be trouble. Need to be good mechanic or have lots of money to have one of these cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th December, 2003

1969 Marcos GT Ford 1.7 Mexico from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1981
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Ford 1.7 Mexico Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance24000 miles
Previous carSubaru Impreza

Summary:

Superb driving sensation

Faults:

The clutch wore out.

Then the clutch wore out.

Then the clutch wore out again!

Should a car with only 140HP burn so many clutch plates out?

General Comments:

Car looks superb in Ferrari red with black interior.

What can I say? Skimming around corners when you are only 4 inches off the deck is sensational! A well-sorted Marcos can be steered by the throttle and over steers with ease!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2002

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews