Rover - Austin 600 Review from Italy

1994 Rover - Austin 600 620 Si 2.0

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Fast and elegant

Faults:

Rear right power lock failed at 190,000 km.

Front CV joints had to be replaced at 210,000 km.

Front right power window failed at 240,000 km.

General Comments:

This car is fast and comfortable. It is suited for long journeys in all conditions of weather. You can drive at 180 km/h on freeways with strong later wind and feel the vehicle running like a train.

Being British born it's very elegant, without being arrogant.

In a couple of occasions brakes locked the front wheels resulting in a crash with the preceding vehicle. I recommend to use very good tires on this car and keep suspensions serviced, in order to lessen the chance of brake locking.

After last crash I decided not to repair the car and buy a new one with ABS.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th February, 2005

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review