1976 Triumph TR7 2.0L from North America


A great idea that was poorly accomplished


In the second year of ownership it required two new rear-ends.

In the first year there were two long stayovers at the dealership for electrical issues. That same year it required a head replacement due to warpage.

After first winter I was amazed to see rust erupting thru paint.

Lastly, the headlights popped up as a pair only occasionally.

General Comments:

When it was running right, I was grinning ear to ear, especially in the autumn thru the wooded mountains.

It had a wonderful exhaust note, and the gearbox was very smooth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd March, 2017

1976 Triumph TR7 2.0 from North America


In my opinion... forget the TR7. Even when it's running, there's something wrong. Go for a TR6 or a Spitfire. The TR6 has elbow room, but is short on leg room. The Spitfire has lots of legroom and less elbow room. The TR7 is a car that IMO is not going up in value. I regretted owning it.

General Comments:

The looks are either love it or hate it. Initially I liked it... but with all the problems I've had, I slowly disliked the look. Now when I see one, I feel sorry for the owner.

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

Review Date: 18th October, 2015

25th Oct 2015, 03:33

What problems have you encountered with the car?

1976 Triumph TR7 Sprint 2.0 from UK and Ireland


A great car if taken care of properly


This is my second TR7 having owned one from 1977 to 1997 with no problems. The one I now own does not have any problem's either, as I keep it well maintained.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2010

13th Sep 2014, 18:33

My 1976 TR7 was the worst car I ever bought. From the electrics to the radiator.

1976 Triumph TR7 Victory edition from UK and Ireland


I still miss my TR7!!!


No problems.

I kept the car until I had my second baby. The problem--the TR7 is not a "family friendly" car. So very sad.

General Comments:

I loved my TR7 and wish I could find one now that was a "cherry" like mine. I've just purchased a 1980 MG MGB because I cannot find a TR7.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2007

1976 Triumph TR7 2.0 L from North America


I've always loved it; it was unique then and now it's unique again


I bought the car new in 1976, and the electrical components kept the car in the shop over and over for the first 6 months -- first instance, all interior lights went out.

Loose lug nuts when delivered to me by the dealer.

Grinding transmission when down-shifting to 1st gear (no solution ever found.)

Trailing arm shackles loose, needed securing.

Misaligned driver's side door (always leaked no matter how many times it was re-hung and adjusted.)

Headlight switched wired in backward -- "up" meant "down" and vice versa.

Brake lights and turn signals replaced (all this is within the first month or two, on a new car.)

Factory shipping plug in trunk not removed for delivery -- trunk filled up with water from rain!

A year or two later, began going through RH front wheel bearings -- replaced several times, then suddenly the problem stopped and never happened again.

Oil level "idiot light" had a pressure sensor whose diaphragm ruptured, dumping all the engine oil onto the road.

General Comments:

I bought the car for its styling -- in 1976 it was unique among round-cornered American "big cars." I didn't care about the reliability issues, and in fact they gradually went away over time.

Plenty of room on the inside for me (6 ft tall) and the dash is laid out perfectly; everything visible from a comfortable driving position.

At the time it was the best-cornering car I'd ever driven. A friend had a TR6 and we had little races. He could pull away from me on straight sections, but I'd easily pass him on the turns.

Despite a reputation for poor build quality, confirmed by my own experiences in its early years, my TR7 became so reliable that for years it was my only car, and in fact I moved cross-country (600+ miles) in it with no backup.

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

Review Date: 26th May, 2007

10th Jun 2008, 22:41

Loved my '76 TR too, sold it a long time ago... owned mine in the mid 80's for a few years. I was a "boy racer" in those days.. I could get the wheels to spin 1st, 2nd & 3rd on a wet road! it was lethal!! but so much fun. I loved the interior, felt like an airplane cockpit.