1977 Rover - Austin Allegro 1.5


An awful British car


Where do I start? It ran OK for the first few weeks, then the fun began.

The brake seals blew as I was slowing down at an intersection, causing me to crash into the back of a brand new Toyota Corolla; cost $1200.00 NZ.

The electrics shorted out on a regular basis, various parts came and went, and the transmission slipped. The handling was truly awful.

General Comments:

This was the worst car that was built by British Leyland; the handling was bad, and the reliability was bad.

The funny thing about it was that the engine was great; it never quit, but everything that was connected to it did.

It was a typical British car; if something died on it, at least 6 different parts went out in sympathy. The worst car I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st June, 2008