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


Super fast, super small, super


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