Rover - Austin Metro Review from Greece

1987 Rover - Austin Metro Surf 1.0 benzine super

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 benzine super Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired181532 kilometres
Most recent distance200106 kilometres
Previous carCitroen GS

Summary:

Super fast, super small, super

Faults:

Because of the Mediterranean climate, rust is Metro's greatest fear. The exhaust needed to be changed, and there is a lot of rust behind the wheels.

General Comments:

It's engine is full of life. It can do 160km/h!

I've driven many cars in my life, but none handles like it! The hydraulic suspension system is just great for mountain roads. I can't say the same about my back.

It seems impossible, but it only needed 9lt of fuel (benzine super) for a 235km trip (3.8lt/100km)!

It's easy to find any part of it, used or new, but not the tires. There are 7 new tires for it all over Greece, and I have bought 4 of those.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2003

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review