1979 Triumph TR7 from North America
Good looking, but English made.
The first problem (at about a week old) was a growling noise that the dealer could not find. I later discovered it was the air conditioning compressor screws loosening and letting the pulley rub against the mount.
Within about two months almost everything was acting up except the German brand radio.
By about the sixth month the car would not run due to electrical and fuel problems. The local dealer's mechanics were unable to repair anything under warranty.
Mine was a white convertible with a tan interior, the first TR-7 in town. The cost was expensive at $10,000.00, but my wife and I liked buying new cars a couple times a year.
The TR-7 ran great at first, and it was relatively peppy compared to our MGA, MGBs, and MGB-GTs. The handling was good at high speed, and I was pleased with the Goodyear tires (1979 still had bad memories of exploding Firestones).
I loved the styling, and the interior was more comfortable than our home chairs. I still think it was the best looking car I have ever owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th January, 2008