1977 Morris Marina Reviews

1977 Morris Marina Coupe 1.8 petrol from Netherlands

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership1988
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.5 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 kilometres
Most recent distance123000 kilometres

Summary:

Worst car ever

Faults:

Transmission problems (broken gearbox).

High fuel consumption.

Rust.

My driver's side window fell off the track.

Ignition problems.

Rust in headlights.

General Comments:

This car was my first car, and it was terrible. No good memories.

Seats were very comfortable, but the interior was a bad design.

Had to get up early to get the engine running. It took as long as one battery charge!

Powerful and fuel consuming engine!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 2011

6th Dec 2011, 22:59

Sounds like you should've dropped a piano on it.

1977 Morris Marina Coupe 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership1988
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles

Summary:

Much better than all those anti BL people said it was

Faults:

Rust was starting to appear on the bottom of the car when I bought it. By the time I sold it, rust was appearing all over the bodywork.

Heater stopped working at 77,000 miles.

Clutch plate broke at 89,000 miles.

Ignition failed at 93,000 miles.

Car broke down five times in three years.

General Comments:

Considering its age and negative image, the Marina was a reliable and economical car which served me well for three years. It was good value for money too. I paid £600 for it when it was nine years old. By the time I sold it, the Marina was twelve years old and was passed on to a dealer for £275. Saw it on the road as recently as 1999, by which time it was more than 20 years old.

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

Review Date: 28th February, 2006

1977 Morris Marina van 1.3 toyota 4k from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 toyota 4k Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

A useful everyday panel van

Faults:

Some rust along roof line and in the drivers side foot well, but no mechanical worries whatsoever.

General Comments:

The panel van has a lot of character and makes a good short-term camper. The steering leaves much to be desired however, probably due to cart springs on the back and torsion bars a la morris minor on the front. Cabin is very simple and well laid out.

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

Review Date: 9th April, 2004

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews