Meyers Manx Beach Buggy Reviews

1961 Meyers Manx Beach Buggy 1.6L from North America

Year of manufacture1961
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

A fun ride at a great price, and easy to maintain

Faults:

Blown left front wheel cylinder.

Noisy speedometer.

No idiot lights.

Stop/tail lights wired wrong.

Replaced brake light switch.

General Comments:

This is one seriously fun little car!

Light and nimble, the Manx handles like a dream come true on the road and can go places off road that would simply amaze you.

The car also gets tons of attention from little kids, to the most stuffy senior citizens. You will get miles of smiles when you take this funny little car out for a cruise!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2001

1999 Meyers Manx Beach Buggy 1.6L Subaru from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6L Subaru Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Charade

Summary:

Fun, great looker and something to get buried in when I die!!!

Faults:

Everything, I built it! It took me a while to iron out the bugs, but now it is great, fun, and cool.

General Comments:

I took me 9 months to build; I lengthened the fibreglass shell so that the VW floorpan would be standard. I then added a 1.6L Subaru engine. It looks great and is great to drive.

If anyone is looking for a fun car to build and drive, the Manx is the one. I am no mechanic, just enough to be dangerous!!!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2000

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews