4th Oct 2005, 07:40
There must be 3! I have a 1985 1300 with no rust, spotless interior and only 35000 miles from new! I bought it on ebay after returning slightly the worse for wear from the pub!
It's not really needed so I'm selling it for £450.
6th Dec 2005, 00:18
I paid £100 for my '85 Horizon about 3 years ago, and am still driving it - that's value for money! It's the second one I've owned, I just love the quirkiness of these cars, they're just great fun to drive! Real pain to get spares for though, and yes, fighting the rust is a constant battle...
15th Dec 2005, 17:13
I think the later ones must have had suspension revisions. Mine really didn't handle that well although the ride was great.
It baffles me how you would get ANY spares though nearly 20 years later. You couldn't get them even while they were still being made!
2nd Apr 2016, 19:49
Well it is now 2016 and I have a functioning and MOT'd 1981 Horizon 1.1LS on my drive. It has proved very reliable; only have some attention to the brakes and a couple of small pieces of welding. The last MOT it only failed on a CV gaiter and wiper blades. Last year it carried me and my mother to my aunt's in Kent and back. It coped with 7 hours of motorway jams admirably; there are many modern cars broken down on the hard shoulder.
Yes the 1.1 is quite underpowered and noisy on the motorway, but I didn't purchase it for that. It is a comfortable, characterful and fun car to drive and gets many people talking.
Strangely the handful of parts I have needed have not been hard to obtain. eBay has plenty of parts, bearing in mind the Simca engines carried on into the Peugeot 309. I have just sourced two wings as they do need replacing, the only really rusty parts of the car. It was been waxoiled underneath in the past.
I do know of a few other Horizons, so they are not quite as rare as some people believe!