1974 Ford Torino User Reviews

Have you driven a 1974 Ford Torino?  
Rank This Car

User Reviews

Displaying all 4 1974 Ford Torino reviews.

1974 Ford Torino Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
21,845

Not Bad Just Not For Us. — Didn't have it for very long. Gas prices were skyrocketing and we were a young family. 400 engine and a smooth ride. Just more car then we needed. Oddly, it was only a 6 passenger car with storage in the back instead of a rear facing seat.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Comfy cruiser.

Cons: Big ol'd gas-guzzling boat

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
1974 Ford Torino Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
20

Itr Was My First Car. — I owned a 1974 Ford Torino and it was a great car. I probably would still have it if the shocks had not come through the trunk. I still think about that car and wonder what happened to it. That was the first car I ever owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great car, had not problems

Cons: None

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
1974 Ford Torino Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
55

1974 Ford Gran Torino — I bought a 1974 Ford Gran Torino from an old lady in my neighborhood for $500 and was really not expecting much out of it. It was clunky-looking, had rust spots, worn chrome, and a gas guzzling 351 Windsor V8. It was my first car and I expected it to be one of those cars you just putter around from point A to point B in. But after I bought it, I realized pretty quickly how fun it was to drive. With a little body work, a good de-rusting, a fresh coat of paint, and re-chromed trim, it ended up looking like a pretty cool car. I got complements on it all the time from friends and strangers alike. It's performance was lacking for something that takes up that much gas (which is common for many classic cars) but it sounded really mean. I didn't put headers or glass packs on it. It just naturally sounded mean. I can't imagine how it would sound if I HAD modified it. It was the most mechanically sound car I have ever owned. And it was over 30 years old! I never had a problem with it other than having to clear the fuel lines when I first bought it because the old lady hadn't driven it in so long. Not only that, the body shop that I took it to to smooth out some of the body work said that it looked like it had been rolled, but the roof hadn't collapsed. It was, by far, the toughest vehicle I've ever had, even moreso than a truck, and I've had two of them. I was hit twice, once by a Chevy 1500 going about 20 miles per hour, and was suprised to find absolutely zero body damage. Only scratches in the paint. It was really built like a tank. The gas mileage was about what you would expect for a Classic with a V8. I would estimate 12 MPG in the city, 15 MPG highway. The biggest issue I had with the car was its handling. I've never been much of a fan of the "floaty" feeling the larger Fords had in the '70s. It feels more like driving a boat than a car. Despite its gas consumption and handling, the 1974 Ford Gran Torino was very, very fun to drive and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a classic but doesn't have much money.

Pros: Fun to drive and be seen in

Cons: Gas consumption/lack in performance

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1974 Ford Torino Review
Appearance:
Brakes:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Performance:
Price:
Power:
Quality:
Reliability:
Snow/Ice:
Looks/Style:
Weight:
Overall:
195

A Solid Classic Muscle Car. Great For Starsky And Hutch Replicas. — The Torino is a classic 70s muscle car. It is big and heavy with a V8 and looks awesome. It has decent acceleration, terrible cornering, and manual brakes that lock up easily. It is terrible in the snow, easier to leave it in the garage. It is difficult to see out the back because the rear window (back light) is so small. Ford built these things very solid, but the vinyl roofs are body filler nightmares. The original paint started chipping after just 5 years (or so I have read). Interior and exterior styling are classic and cool. Car is a lot of fun to drive with automatic on floor, has a good muscle car feel. Gets around18 mpg.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: V8 performance, muscle car look

Cons: Don't drive in snow, bad cornering, no ABS, not a gas-saver

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying all 4 1974 Ford Torino reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

1976 Ford Torino Reviews

It's Quick With A Few Bolt Ons And Very Reliable.it's A Head Turner And Rare . By migration_ftac

When I bought this vehicle in 1999 I did a few improvements to the engine and interior.It is now to my liking and a headturner.It is a show car and fully original except for paint, wheels and sport bu... Read More

You Always Love Your First Car By Payton

The best thing about this car was the 351 Windsor Engine and the set of glass-packs I put on it. It drove like a boat, but a gorgeous sounding boat. It was a great party barge as I could fit a bu... Read More

1973 Ford Torino Reviews

Friends Call It The Car By Wiredspaz

I loved the blue paint and the red, orange and yellow striped seats. Everyone that came up to the car would say, those seats are so cool! I would really like to get another one and restore it, paint i... Read More

I Seen It And Wouldnt Leave Till It Was Mine Need I Say More By jayjay101

it brought back memories of when i was young liked the ford sports cars and this was a great example of a duel purpose ride drives great just floats on the road steering is tight and really responsive... Read More

1972 Ford Torino Reviews

The Car Is Perfect For Anyone Looking For A Car With Good Looks And A Cheap Price Tag. By KWags

The only real negative is a lack of parts for the car. They just don't re-pop parts for 1972 Gran Torinos. the mechanics are no problem but finding trim or body pieces is a Herculean task in and of it... Read More

This Is My First Car And It Was A Good Choice. By The_rok72

I like how it was a tank of a car, yet it was still agile and quite fast. Plus the seats are very roomy and comfortable so I can fit fifteen of my closest friends in there if I had to. Read More

1971 Ford Torino Reviews

It's Part Of The Family By ctct01x

Fun car I've had since 1976. The car goes pretty well with a 351C 4V and a hurst shifter. Stopping is reasonable for the times with large drum brakes. The car holds 5 adults in it with no problem , pr... Read More

Great Ford By Todd

It was my first Performance Car. It was loved by all. A Great Car & got me to work. She was Red with a Black Vinyl Top. Black cloth interior. Automatic transmission. But it had it's Moment. It did not... Read More

1970 Ford Torino Reviews

Rusted To Hell, But Great First Muscle Car. By Justin

Really liked the look and sound and size. Didn't like the rust and gears out back. Got really sketchy on the highway if you went too quick. It would start to sway and get really twitchy (later my dad ... Read More

Has Beautiful Lines, Solid Drive Train But Long Way To Go On Body/interior By new2muscle

The overall impact of the shape of the car and the sheer power of the 351 bring lots of satisfaction. Finishing the bodywork and redoing the interior will do even more. Thinking about painting her a "... Read More

Have you driven a 1974 Ford Torino?  
Rank Your Car →