Rover - Austin Metro Reviews from Netherlands

1989 Rover - Austin Metro ARX 1.3

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 kilometres
Most recent distance92000 kilometres

Summary:

Great, great, great small car!

Faults:

On my way back from my holidays in the French Alps, the radiator told me to do it myself, but further, nothing.

Really a fantastic car to drive, pretty quick for such a small car and with my Janspeed exhaust a lot of looks!

General Comments:

The best car you can drive for the money...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2000

5th Sep 2003, 10:16

I've got an Austin Metro 1.0L City, because the insurance was cheap as a 17 year old. Now I have driven a few cars so far, including a new Rover 25, a Renault 5 1.4, a suped up Corsa, and I love the Metro best.

For a one litre, I can get it to go 96 mph (sshhh); that's on the flat.

It can dart in and out of traffic like a motorbike (shhh).

Park it anywhere.

I've had 6 people in it, and I'm sure you could put more in it. It looks great; I don't wanna supe it up.

It's got to be the best car I've driven so far.

I've never had any problems with it, and I don't drive like an old lady (no offence to all the sweet crazy ladies out there).

I've got to sell it now because I'm going travelling. I'm gonna miss it, scooterrace54758@aol.com

1991 Rover - Austin Metro L 1.1 petrol

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Faults:

Not much, if you look at the mileage (190,000 kilometers):

- new dynamo at 160,000 km.

- rust on rear wheel arches (quite bad).

- broken down hydragas suspension unit, rear left at 180,000 km.

General Comments:

Very reliable, fun to drive, easy to park, multi-functional, 'exclusive' (for Holland, that is), cheap to run, comfortable little car. I've had mine since it was one year old and it never ever failed me. The engine is still running smoothly and runs 14 km on 1 litre.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 1998

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews