Triumph 2500S Reviews

1976 Triumph 2500S 4 speed man /e/ from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4 speed man /e/ Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired16600 kilometres
Previous carMorris Minor Boat Tail Roadster

Summary:

A joy to have in my possession

Faults:

Had to remove and clean the clutch slave cylinder.

General Comments:

This car is a gem to drive.

It's got the most beautiful sounding exhaust note, will out corner most mass produced modern cars, and it never fails to attract attention to itself.

The car has been slightly worked prior to me buying it, but it's no race car, but could be made to go quite quickly if you wanted it to.

Stylish cruising saloon.

Love the wood dash.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2010

1979 Triumph 2500S 2.5 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Gemini

Summary:

A safe comfortable car with good performance and economy

Faults:

Radiator.

Gearbox idle shafts.

Steering rack replaced.

All wheel bearings replaced.

Engine mounts replaced.

Springs and shocks replaced.

General Comments:

A fast comfortable car, capable of towing heavy loads. A bit thirsty round town, but great on a long run.

Excellent vision and ventilation compared to more modern cars.

Spacious boot and big doors. Good rear seat legroom.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th September, 2005

1977 Triumph 2500S 2.5 Straight 6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 Straight 6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carTriumph Mk1 PI Saloon

Summary:

A serious head turner

Faults:

Shock absorbers have become rather 'spongy'

Rust is beginning to become a problem around the sills.

Interior is very worn, especially driver's seat.

General Comments:

The car is a good all round performer with a blinding kick-down at 30 MPH.

Chassis is excellent for age.

The car is very comfortable and equipment level is good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2001

1977 Triumph 2500S 2.5 straight six from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 straight six Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carTriumph 2500TC

Summary:

A bargain stylish cruiser

Faults:

Some rust.

Spongy shockers.

Brake pads need replacing.

The seat velour linings have started to fray and wear.

General Comments:

I've had two 2500TC'c prior to picking up the "S" which was in very good condition.

The car is quick, and cruises easily at 110km/h, with low revs, however it is a bit heavy around town.

The timber dash and door trim are quite flash, and always draws comment from passengers.

The car is a stylish cruiser, which I use on a daily basis.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2001

16th Feb 2013, 15:38

A good review.

Though now living in Britain... I had an Australian delivery 2500S 4 speed manual with overdrive on 3rd and 4th... I completed over 300,000km in it... It was a fantastic car; comfortable, fast and long legged for Australian roads... I took it over some rough ones too.

I was never forgiven for selling it.

1977 Triumph 2500S 2.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles

Summary:

A well-kept seventies secret

Faults:

Gearbox bearings, the usual rust, blown alternator, cracked windscreen, more rust :)

General Comments:

Still the most satisfying car I've ever driven, especially given the gorgeous exhaust note!

Horrifically uneconomical (27mpg on a run if you're lucky), but fast enough to scare many modern cars.

Very comfortable, if a little soft on the springs - or maybe my car needs new shocks.

I'd *never* sell it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2000

1976 Triumph 2500S 2.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1976
Engine and transmission 2.5 petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10

Faults:

Brake wear, viscous coupling failure, bad running due to worn carbs. Some rust.

General Comments:

I have had nine big Triumphs and always find them to be utterly reliable and they've got character as well. Easy to maintain and good handling. A bit slow compared to modern cars, but very comfortable, real wood as well. Fuel consumption is high. Underrated classics. Buy one before the secret gets out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 1999

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 6 reviews