1985 Rover - Austin SD1 Vitesse 3.5


Stylish Hot Hatch eater!


Worn suspension bushes, shock absorbers, dynamo (twice), broken clutch lever, leaking cyl. head, rust problems and lots of electrical problems.

General Comments:

It's a very very nice car to drive.

Just love the styling. If you want to use it as an everyday car then be prepared to do some occasional repair work. Can be expensive to run on petrol however mine has run without any problems on LPG.

All in all reasonably reliable and a very good performer!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2000