Triumph Stag Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1972 Triumph Stag Mk 1 Manual 3.0 V8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin A40

Summary:

A superb and underrated grand tourer

Faults:

New radiator, track rod end, fan hub plus service items.

General Comments:

The car is a pleasure to drive, it handles extremely well for a 30 year old car and the performance is good for its age. The exhaust note just can't be beat. It's worth getting wet with the hood down just hear the exhaust!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2002

1972 Triumph Stag 3.0 V8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1978
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5500 miles
Most recent distance6900 miles

Summary:

A great V8 monster

Faults:

Nothing! The car is great! Never overheats like some people say the it does.

General Comments:

Very fast and very comfortable, the seats are very good and the dash is tasteful. It seats 4 full grown men in comfort. This is great practical sports car!

The car handles really well, it has a blood curdling V8 note from the back.

I love to leave all the other cars standing on the motorway.

The car will get a lot of action and you will get into road races with other cars, my Stag has beaten a 911!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2001

20th Sep 2002, 17:06

Being fortunate enough to own an '73 manual Triumph Stag and also a Porsche 911, I think the 911 owner must have been winding you up.

Both cars are great cars, but are totally different driving experiences. There is no way that a Stag will out run a 911 - The Stag takes twice as long to get to 60mph (10 seconds)

23rd Sep 2002, 06:43

A stag that beats a 911 eh... Hmmmmm.Personally I love Stags & 911`s.but as far as performance goes between the two, I can only suggest that the Porsche driver must have been in a generous mood to let you win. In the real world Triumph Stag + Porsche 911 equals no competition...sorry.

12th Nov 2002, 06:08

The Stag beating a 911 in a race? Perhaps this is possible... Maybe the 911 driver was pushing his car... it`d still be a close call even then.

15th Jun 2004, 06:38

To get four adults comfortably in the stag must mean you're all under five foot tall.

30th Sep 2005, 23:39

C'mon guys maybe the 911 was being towed by another Stag?!But seriously the Stag engine is quite tunable up past 250 bhp, so it is possible.

8th May 2006, 00:47

...I'm interested and surprised to see two reviewers rate the STAG on performance... TECH specs from STAG web pages will tell...the STAG is not a great performer... sounds good looks good... but 100 mile per hour leaves it gasping. (auto)

I love the stag... sitting in it... it gives a feeling made for me.. BUT without serious performance mods... it simply cannot keep up with other performance cars... not to worry it was designed as a highway cruiser... YES it certainly sounds like other drivers should tremble at the lights.

23rd Aug 2006, 07:20

What power does the 3.0 make?

How can you tune a stag to 250bhp? Does it affect the reliability?

20th Jan 2007, 11:08

I own a triumph stag that will beat a 911 of a similar era. It does produce 250bhp.

It uses a Ford V6 with as turbo techniques conversion.

1972 Triumph Stag GT 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance152000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 2200TC

Summary:

Superb Gran Turismo bargain

Faults:

Nil.

General Comments:

Fabulous car, wish they still made them, should bring back the Triumph brand.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2000

1973 Triumph Stag 3.0 V8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1973
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 V8 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired142000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles

Summary:

Just listen to that exhaust.....

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

Thirsty big lump, but still a fast car today. Looks fabulous with roof down, and sounds fantastic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2000

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 10 reviews