Rover - Austin 200 Review from Turkey

1998 Rover - Austin 200 Vi 1.8K series vvc

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8K series vvc Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Vectra


Best hot hatch money can buy


Nothing went wrong. Only a funny sound between 2000-2500 RPM.

General Comments:

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

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