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1980 Triumph SpitfireReview
Patrick writes:

Fun On Occasion — Insanely fun car to drive. Corners flatter than anything else I have ever been in. Unfortunately it isn't sized for anyone much over 5'10", so I find it difficult to drive for long periods of time. Also, it is a summer car. Period. The top leaks and it does not like to start in the cold or the wet.

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

Pros: Fun

Cons: Small, leaky

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1980 Triumph SpitfireReview
Joe1055 writes:

Loved The Triumph! — Bought this in the summer of '96 (thanks Pat Culkin) and drove it every damn day. I wasn't too good at driving a stick and this was a tough stick to drive. I can remember driving home on he L.I.E. after one of our famous Thursday nights at Fridays after work. I learned how to drive stick REAL FAST that night.

Pros: It was the coolest looking car ever!

Cons: Everything....it felt like it was going to break in half at any moment, the steering sucked, visibility sucked, suspension sucked, brakes sucked, engine sucked, carbs sucked, etc..etc... but I still loved it!

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1979 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Just As Reliable As Any Newer Vehicle On The Road By jeraldp

I would personally jump in this vehicle and drive across country without a worry in the world. Great gas mileage while everything fuctional. beside the many lookers and offers I enjoy the look it best... Read More

Fun To Drive, Rare Convirtible By Coronajeep

Great get up and go for being a smaller 4 cyl, but pretty tiny & no room for almost anything except maybe a magazine of cds, i mean really, not even speakers anywhere!- i had to put some of my own boo... Read More

1978 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Sports Car Experience On An Economy By John

If you're a fan of the classic British Sportscar then this impractical and poorly designed car is for you. It leaves a lot to be desired in terms of handling and won't out accelerate most modern car... Read More

Great Summer Fun Sports Car. By Jerry

I bought this car for $4,500 in 1991 and it sat for many many years. I have fully restored it and added many custom parts including a new carb from PRI Performance Research Industries. The carb is a... Read More

1977 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Sporty, Convertible. By migration_judge_roy

The exhaust manifold was cracked about the egr valve. paper engine cover was repaced with a plastic one. Wife sewed up seat covers. Used it for my commute from oakland to sonoma, daily over an hour ... Read More

Love It Good Project For Me By Michael

Wiring has to be replaced. other than that a blast to drive. Finding reverse was difficult. Wish it had a 5-6 speed. initial cost not bad but parts get pricey in a hurry. can be hard to get in and ... Read More

1976 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Great Little Car ! By dcl65cuda

Looks great, drives great, fun to work on, but invest in alot of Lock-tight. Shortest turning radius. I've talked to people who said they have done circles, and even figure 8's in their basements wit... Read More

7 Great Summers And Still Going.... By Daniel

What can i say.... it's a british car..... every british owner out there will know what this means... you trully have to love your ride... but man what a fun ride it is !!! Just installed the monza... Read More

1975 Triumph Spitfire Reviews

Awesome By Josh

Had it in orange but got it sprayed into Brittish Racing Green, it was a convertable with a canvas roof. The back wheels span out like a mental thing. Not great for practicality but thats not what its... Read More

Spitfire 1500 By Mark

Amazing looks, especially the bulge in the arches over the rear wheel, classic sports car layout(i.e. front engined, rear wheel drive), huuuge bonnet which lets you sit on the front wheel while worki... Read More

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