1980 Morris Marina Reviews

1980 Morris Marina L 1.7 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.7 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles

Summary:

A very reliable old car

Faults:

Clutch slave cylinder seal.

Front lower link seized on both sides, snapping a lower arm.

General Comments:

We paid £90 for the car 9 years ago, and with care and attention, the car has never let us down... EVER!!!

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

Review Date: 12th November, 2000

1980 Morris Marina Saloon 1.5 diesel from Portugal

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1994
Engine and transmission 1.5 diesel Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres

Faults:

Transmission, gear box, steering, front suspension, engine wouldn't start on cold days, almost everything went wrong.

General Comments:

Confortable and economical but very unreliable. Local Rover Group dealers are very expensive and give very bad service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th July, 2000

Average review marks: 4.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews