Talbot 1510 Reviews

1982 Talbot 1510 GS 1.3 petrol from Estonia

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired360000 kilometres
Most recent distance390000 kilometres

Summary:

Cheapest car ever seen and still running

Faults:

Only generator has replaced.

One tire was replaced.

Whole body is almost rusted off.

(I do not know how the wheels are standing on)

General Comments:

For a whole it was a most cheap car what could ever own.

It still could run for 140km/h on sand road and went 100 in second gear (with some 8000rpm) and still did not explode. Only dust game in every time I drove it, because floor was almost totally rusted off. Overall handling was good, in corner no front of rear did not gone to slip firs. Suspension was good and resisted even longer jumps.

Then I sold this car to on neighbor who need instantly a cheap car. I got 2000 kroon's (Estonian kroon's) for this car, it is almost 2x more than when it was bought. But he (neighbor) did not have luck because police took it away from him after 4 days. : (

Gas consumption was low, I could drive whole day for just 10litres of petrol. Some 35-40MPG.

Now I drive fathers 1985 Transit which has some 400000-500000km's on and diesel engine is original.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th January, 2004

1986 Talbot 1510 GL 1.4 from Finland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired380500 kilometres
Most recent distance383500 kilometres
Previous carSkoda 105L

Summary:

Extremely good for its price

Faults:

The transmission failed once as a lever fell off, rear lights had to be rewired, the engine was hard to start and had occasional running problems and so forth, the door locks were non-functional... Nothing unusual for a car of this age.

General Comments:

I bought the Talbot for 150 euros as I needed a car very urgently. It was a rusty old heap, whose 'best before' date had expired a long time ago, but in the end, it fulfilled its purpose, and took me 3000 kilometers from place to place.

Sure, it was a scary piece of junk, as there were loud clunks from the steering system, the suspension was very bad, a CV joint rattled, and the oil warning light lit up every now and then. But on the other hand, the engine had lots of power and wasn't too thirsty. For a car that didn't cost anything, it was really good.

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

Review Date: 12th September, 2003

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews