Rover - Austin 200 Review from Spain

1998 Rover - Austin 200 214 Si 1.4 16v

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance27000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen AX GT

Summary:

A waste of money

General Comments:

Nice car design. Just forget the performance!! I guess even my old AX can let this Rover behind with no problems!

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

Review Date: 29th December, 2000

12th Nov 2001, 03:25

I have no idea why you think this car is slow. I've been in one and believe me your previous AX wouldn't stand a chance. I mean a 1.4 engine with 16 valves and 103bhp slow??

16th Dec 2001, 21:16

I agree are you sure you didn't buy the 1.1 by accident?

29th May 2002, 10:05

I also agree, the 1.4 K Series engine (especially in Mpi form as yours would be) kicks out a tremendous amount of Power. More infact than just about any 1.6 engined car built by any other manufacturer.

Maybe get the car checked out, a Dyno test would give you some indication as to whether there's a problem.

Happy motoring!

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review