1978 Reliant Scimitar GTE 2.8 from UK and Ireland
I have partially built for myself a power horse
The first problem was constant overheating due to a blown head gasket.
I also a problem with the gearbox seals which allowed all the oil to escape from the Gearbox.
Another major problem was a major electrical fault which nearly destroyed the wiring loom.
Other niggles have been a broken Accelerator Cable and other repairs due to general neglect.
I knew when I bought the car I would have to spend time and effort to maintain it. It clearly had been neglected.
It is still very quick and easy to handle.
I have renovated the interior with leather seats, new carpets and eradicated the 70's brown interior.
It has enough storage space for suitcases as well as four adults.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th June, 2004