Rover - Austin Mini Review from Malta

1971 Rover - Austin Mini 1.3

Model year1971
Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carFiat 124


Can't imagine life without it


Rear subframe rust.

Constant oil leaks.

3rd gear impossible to find.

General Comments:

Handles like a go kart. Makes other cars feel they lack any sense of direction.

100 miles + car noisy and bumpy ride adds greatly to the fun factor.

Makes me feel young every time I drive it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2010

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review