Modern car that's practical and cheap to run, till they go wrong
Cheap running costs.
Ideal 1st car/learner vehicle.
Low fuel costs.
Easy to park.
Quite a nice looking car.
All these Rover/Metros, no matter what age, seem to suffer from the rear arches corroding, so if you're looking to buy one, check the rear arches for signs of filler, and slightly different coloured paint.
Also prone to fail is the head gasket, so check inside the oil filler cap and dipstick for thick white sludge/ creamIness, and check inside the water fill for any oil that's mixed the water.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th February, 2008