Tatra T700 Review

1995 Tatra T700 L 3.5 V8 from Czech Republic

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.5 V8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carTatra T613

Summary:

Worth the time and money; not many left

Faults:

Anything metal is prone to rust, plastics are decent quality as is the leather interior. Exterior plastic (unlike the 613, the 700 has got lots of plastic trimming on the outside) are well attached, but not of the highest quality (warping).

The heater works well, A/C (non-factory italian manufacture) is 6 out of 10. but the interior size of T700 must be taken into consideration, as the car is simply huge on the inside.

It runs very well; the 3.5 aircooled V-8 is a beast and can be easily converted to LPG (a necessity with petrol prices)

General Comments:

T700 is comfy, luxurious odd-ball, which will always draw attention.

Not many rear-mounted air-cooled V-8s out there, aside from a T613 and T603, only Porsche comes close with its rear mounted boxers.

This upgraded model from bygone communist era runs very well, and the 5-speed transmission is as smooth as silk (odd for a limousine, isn't it?).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2007

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review