Rover - Austin Clifton Heavy 12/4 Review from UK and Ireland

1915 Rover - Austin Clifton Heavy 12/4 1.7 petrol

Year of manufacture1915
First year of ownership1975
Most recent year of ownership1983
Engine and transmission 1.7 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

Damn good for pulling the ladies in!

Faults:

Radiator exploded, damaging electrical circuits, and ignition system failed.

General Comments:

Bouncy suspension although interior was comfortable enough. Wipers too slow to be effective in really heavy rain. Engine power good for age although no weight over rear wheel drive so traction not too good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th March, 2000

11th Sep 2002, 15:18

What a load of rubbish from someone with little or no real experience of the car.

Who ever thought the rear wheel traction was poor because of lack of weight over the rear wheels was certainly not driving my Clifton!

Dave MacC.

22nd Sep 2006, 17:38

I agree with pal joey, what a load of cobblers. Radiators do not explode. Not in the real world.

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review