Simca 1100 Review

1974 Simca 1100 1.1 gas engine from Croatia

Model year1974
Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.1 gas engine Manual
Distance when acquired174000 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres

Summary:

Undestroyable

Faults:

Front wheel ball joints. Under dimensioned.

General Comments:

It was my first car that was supposed to last for the summer, but at last it ran for 7 years.

Only bad spot was the front wheel ball joints.

Engine underpowered, but always started.

Although almost an old timer, it asks for no service. In seven years, changed only petrol pump and ball joints. Starting on first go even at -15 degrees C.

If the French made a revival of this car, I would buy on sight.

Only remark was the poor brakes, but in those days no servoes were installed.

Made to last forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2010