1998 Rover - Austin 200 Vi 1.8K series vvc
Best hot hatch money can buy
Nothing went wrong. Only a funny sound between 2000-2500 RPM.
The 200Vi is incredibly fast. Acceleration is better than most of the higher class sports cars. She beats GTI cars like Honda Civic VTEC, Peugeot 106 GTI, Peugeot 306 GTI or Audi 1.8T on 1-100 (0-60) with a time of 7.6 seconds. 1.8K vvc (145 HP, 174 Nm) is a dream engine.
Handling is fantastic. B-Road potential is huge too. I'd like to try a 160 HP MG version...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th June, 2001