In-depth Reviews

Caterham Seven owner reviews

"The Caterham Seven offers an undiluted driving experience that few others can match – it’s a car for real enthusiasts"

Carbuyer Rating

2.8 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.8 out of 5

Reviews

Owner Reviews

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  • 1 out of 5
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Common Problems

  • Electrics (3 cases)
  • Other (1 case)

Review 1 of 10

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1400 16v de dion Supersport

Year

1993

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
Simply brilliant - will give you a smile as wide as Jack Nicholson - once you drive one you'll be addicted
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Superlight R300, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Incredible
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

r500, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2000

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Best i've ever had, including caterhams, maseratis etc
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SV175, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant fun!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SV, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
The best fun car money can buy. More practical than you might expect - can carry luggage for two for up to a fortnight. Economical - the 1.8k engine gives over 40mpg, yet can manage 0-60 in 5secs and tops out at about 125 mph. Dry in wet weather (though the roof is fiddly to put up), warm in winter (most powerful heater i've ever had) and far more comfortable on long journeys than its sporting heritage would suggest. I've driven it in all weathers, including on snow and ice, and use it as a commuter car to work every day - i always look forward to driving it whatever the weather. Even my wife enjoys it - she encourages me to take her out for drives on the weekend and calls it the four-wheeled deckchair in summer! Simply the best car i ever bought!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Superlight, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
The car is a no compromise specialist car and needs to be judged on that basis. Its lack of any electronic or other driver aids with its combination of handling and acceleration creates a visceral driving experience which always leaves a smile om one's face.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

hpc, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Name me another car that gives you the same amount of smiles per miles and is loved by the public
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SV, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2003

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant little car. Amazingly does long continental journeys with no fuss at all, very minor problems in the past and last year has been 100% reliable. Mileage now 42,000.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Roadsport, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Tremendous fun. Needed a lot of sorting out to begin with. Totally impractical (no windscreen, no doors, no roof) is as aerodynamic as a half-brick, but i wouldn't swap it for the world.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent 'toy' - really good fun to run and drive, despite being a bit impractical.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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