1996 Rover - Austin 600 Si 2.0


A great long distance cruiser, but able to play at being a sports car if you're in the mood


New front bearing.

New windscreen washer motor.

General Comments:

A Honda in disguise. The car has been almost perfect. The light beige colour interior has survived three children and a gravel road without any permanent stains. Rover dealers should be avoided like the plague. The biggest problem with this car is that the large back window makes aircon a necessity.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2004

1999 Rover - Austin 600 620TI 2.0


Great car


"Airbag" and ABS fault flashes red 5 sec. 8 times within 10 min. Sometimes number of revolutions meter (o/min) and speed. meter (km/h) fails. The voltage drops to 10V DC very unstable why?. I have changed the battery. Sometimes the battery discharges totally.

General Comments:

I love the acceleration and anonymity of its looks.

The handling is great better than any car I have driven

Outstanding acceleration and safe overtaking, and very quiet.

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

Review Date: 2nd April, 2003

15th Apr 2007, 11:58

Voltage problems and battery discharge sounds like your alternator, change it from a scrap car about 15 quid.

I have a rover 214 and had the same problems, at a guess any way.

Check your wires as well.

Also if you change your alternator, make sure that the backing plate is tight when you put it back on, I thought I had rattles from my suspension, and changed some bits to no avail, then found it was my backing protector plate.