1983 Rover - Austin Metro MG 1.3
Indeed a real MG!
Bought the car new - absolute inferior dealership.
Blew off several exhaust manifold clamps.
Engine went with 8000km, shortly after my ownership. Took six weeks to replace the engine.
2000km further gearbox went - case exploded and box internals laid on the street... with fortunately no harm to persons or other goods.
Apart from the engine/gearbox incident, a marvelous car. Superb road-holding, second to none at that time.
Very economical, would be OK even now in comparison with modern euro-boxes.
Acceptable comfort for small wheels/wheelbase.
Can be regarded as real MG - created by humble origins and refined to a special car with modest outlay.
Sadly let down by a completely inadequate dealership.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th October, 2008