This episode concentrates on the worst British cars for which designers should hang their heads in shame: Reliant Robin, Austin Allegro, Austin Princess ("The Wedge"), Triumph TR7, Aston Martin Cygnet, Morris Marina. These are compared with cheap Eastern European imports such as the Skoda S110 and the Lada Riva.
Did You Know?
Julia Bradbury made the common mistake of referring to the "Robin Reliant" instead of the Reliant Robin, putting the model name (Robin) *before* the manufacturer name (Reliant) - the opposite of the normal convention. See more
[talking about the atrocious design and build quality of the Morris Marina
The thing about the Morris Marina is the windscreen wipers. Most cars' windscreen wipers fit the window. These ones didn't. Their travel was too far: they went off the window, over the rubber seal and onto the bulkhead of the car - basically onto the front of the bonnet there. That came out of the factory like that. And I remember being in my parents' Marina - you just prayed that you weren't in that car when it was ...