1983 Rover - Austin Maestro MG 1600 1.6
A wolf in sheep's clothing
Fuel system would evaporate petrol and cause misfiring in hot weather.
I had a lot of fun with my 83 MG Maestro.
Great handling gutsy engine was surprisingly rapid: comparable to the early Golf GTI, but 2/3 the price.
Ride was hard and trim rattled; but the gearbox was slick and a world apart from my first car, an Austin Maxi.
Interestingly enough the engine was based on the old late 1960s Maxi transverse engine. With twin Choke Weber carbs, it was a world apart in performance.
The quirky digital talking dash was ground breaking. The interior space age hi tech, and it was a nice place to be and a decent drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th May, 2008