1971 Morris Marina 1300L 4-dr 1.3 OHV from UK and Ireland
Good family car, but lacking charisma
Lost synchromesh on second and third gears.
Front dampers lost fluid due to worn bushes, and needed replacement.
High oil consumption on Gold Seal BMC engine traced to incomplete sets of rings fitted in the factory.
Nice velour upholstery, and spacious as well.
Crazy positioning of radio not properly visible from RHD driving position.
Front-end lift at speed caused the steering to feel extremely light.
Bootlid torsion bars came loose regularly.
This was a reliable car.
Excellent A-series engine was well suited to the car, with very good torque characteristics.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th April, 2002