Rover - Austin 200 Review from Greece

1991 Rover - Austin 200 214Si 1.4

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance118000 kilometres
Previous carSeat 124

Summary:

If you treat it well, it will be nice to you

Faults:

Catalyst died during the first month.

1 valve failure on 15000kms.

Constant water leakage.

Oil burning since 70000Kms.

Power steering system replaced at 90000.

Gearbox replaced at 112000.

Clutches don't last more than 10000 km.

Replaced 3 batteries.

Speedometer died.

Lots of noises coming from the trunk.

Cine-blocks replaced.

Coolant system replaced.

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General Comments:

Pretty fast, low consumption, roomy for passenger and object transportation.

Although it seems like it has not been reliable, considering how me and my family treated it (3 different drivers, 2 teenagers), I could tell that it lasted too long. I added Motor Cote in the engine and it turned into a 1.6L with improved horsepower, torque, less noise and more economic.

Oil consumption is quite a boring task to deal with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd January, 2002

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 1 review