Tata Loadbeta Review

1995 Tata Loadbeta Terrain 2.0 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 diesel Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carBedford Astramax


Cheap, but this one wasn't cheerful..


Car wasn't from a good home:-

Propshaft and bearings making loads of noise and vibration.

Fuel injector pipes cracked.

Voltage regulator blew up.

Exhaust snapped in half.

Door locks and central locking broke.

Preheater timing module had to be replaced.

Engine overheats if driven over 70MPH.

General Comments:

Cheap van that looks like a jeep...

Maybe mine was a bad example, this car had one million problems...

It's a shame because if it worked it could be a lovely car, albeit slow.

Maybe the new 4x4 turbo versions are better?

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

Review Date: 15th March, 2001

Average review marks: 3.2 / 10, based on 1 review