Rover - Austin 600 Reviews from Denmark

1996 Rover - Austin 600 Si 2.0

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres

Summary:

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

Faults:

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

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

"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.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews