Rover - Austin Metro Review from Cyprus

1984 Rover - Austin Metro L 1.3 petrol

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1987
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance76256 kilometres


Can be your best friend


The gear box died at 72000.

I often have oil leaks from nowhere.

I have to replace the front tires with the rear ones every once in a while.

General Comments:

Very nice for first car.

It has up to 185 - 190 km/h top speed. Very fast for its class.

It's very easy to drive even if you're on a motorway.

It is not smart to push this little car to its limits because it is very easy then to lose control.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th April, 2001

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review