Rover - Austin 200 Review from Finland

1999 Rover - Austin 200 Si 1.4 petrol

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired29 kilometres
Most recent distance51000 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 900


Fine vehicle


SRS (airbag) fault indicator light showed there was a fault in the airbag. Service replaced the faulty connector in the steering wheel that caused the warning.

Valve cover gasket leaked some oil.

Brake light switch needed adjusting.

Headlights' relay was replaced.

Rattle in the dashboard in about 2700 RPM.

General Comments:

Surprisingly despite the problems in the car I've been mostly satisfied, nothing really crucial has happened (knocking wood...). The last 20,000 kilometers have been problem free.

Things I like most in the car: nice looks inside and outside, 103 hp engine really moves the car (if you are ready to use high RPMs), the car feels very assertive even when driving at the speed of 180 km/h.

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

Review Date: 12th July, 2001

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review