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Austin Maxi (1969 - 1981)

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1500

reviewed by granpa on 22 January 2017
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Overall rating
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How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Running costs
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Cost of maintenance and repairs
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Experience at the garage or specialist
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How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
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Overall reliability

floating suspension, 5 speed, 5 doors

Hydro elastic suspension made the wife travel sick at first, then one burst at the rear and the car was running on its bump stops until I managed to replace it, car tended to lock in 5th gear after a motorway drive and had to be forcibly knocked out, the aluminium cylinder head warped easily and had to come off twice for reskimming, both the 1500 and 1750 [had both] were poor tow cars despite having minimal rear overhang, glad to move on with my cars

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Top speed97 mph
0-6013.0 s
Power91 bhp

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