1984 Talbot Solara LS 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Rock solid, reliable and good to drive
Rust on bodywork towards the very end, but not surprising as the car was 18 years old when I finished with it.
Stereo packed up when the car was 15 years old, so I bought a high tech CD player which was in a different age to the car. When the car was made, CD players didn't exist.
Tyres and seats wore badly.
The car's bodywork and interior started to show their age towards the end, but its mechanicals were faultless.
I bought it in 1997 for £500 off a man who'd owned it from new, 13 years earlier. Being so old it cost next to nothing to tax and insure.
This Talbot Solara was extremely comfortable and handled well.
But its engines were slow and noisy.
At the end of 2002, I sold the car for £30 to a man on a street corner near my home. It was lent out to various motorists until it finally crashed into a lamp post and was written off after 19 long years on the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th November, 2004