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

Summary:

Awful, badly built and unreliable, expensive

Faults:

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