1979 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 1.5 liter 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 liter 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance68000 miles
Previous carLand Rover Discovery

Summary:

Fun, high-maintenance convertible

Faults:

The carburetor is not very good. It leaks and should be rebuilt or replaced if original.

The body is very prone to rust.

General Comments:

The is extremely fun to drive, like a glorified go-cart. It handles well, but very small inside and out. Only practical if you can work on them and you will work on them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2003

1st Jan 2009, 11:33

Spot on comments. It's fun, but if you don't do your own wrenching it would become a nightmare very fast.

I liked mine and enjoyed the challenge of keeping it up.

1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500 from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carMazda RX7

Summary:

Great fun car to drive

Faults:

The master clutch cylinder broke.

The dash caught on fire twice.

The lights went off few times while I was driving at night.

General Comments:

Even though I had some problems with this car, I love it.

It's a very fun car to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2001

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews