1961 Morris Minor Review

1961 Morris Minor 1000 2 door saloon 0.9 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1961
Engine and transmission 0.9 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10


Coil stopped working. Jacking point needed welding. Front suspension arm needed replacing.

Nothing major or unfixable ever went wrong, plus even I, a WOMAN, could fix it with little help from anyone else.

General Comments:

When driving a modern car, you get no experience of engine braking which is very useful.

People stare at you (in a nice way) when you pass them driving a morris minor.

Spares are cheap and there is a good network of garages. The national club is very helpful sending out bimonthly magazines and offering cheap insurance and RAC cover.

They are very reliable and easy to maintain and fix so that even women can fix them (I being one of them.)

The best thing has to be that you must always wave to another morris minor driver when you see them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 1997

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review