Rover - Austin Metro Review from Germany

1984 Rover - Austin Metro MG Turbo 1.3 turbo

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1992
Engine and transmission 1.3 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 kilometres
Most recent distance92000 kilometres
Previous carFord RS 2000


Awful, badly built and unreliable, expensive


Everything that can!!

Engine mounting broke.

Carburettor flooded continually.

Transmission would seize intermittently!!

General Comments:

What a piece of junk! A good idea, but poorly produced. Everything on this car was cheaply produced and poorly fitted. When it ran it was fast - 120 mph, and reasonable economy. Daren't drive it more than 15 miles for fear of breaking down. Finally sold it to a complete mug for what I paid for it, I was lucky.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st March, 2001

Average review marks: 4.0 / 10, based on 1 review