Built during a period when British Leyland workers were mostly out on strike, they were horrible cars. Still, that didn’t prevent BL from trying to foist them on an unsuspecting public:
The cars were so awful that Top Gear (my favorite TV show, as you know) has made a cottage industry dropping pianos on them:
And, inevitably, there is a Facebook page where you can become a fan of dropping pianos on helpless Marinas. I am, in fact, a fan.