1988 Rover - Austin Maestro City X 1.3 petrol
Not bad for its age
Stereo failed to pick up radio signals at 51,000 miles.
Head gasket blew at 56,000 miles.
Tyres needed replacing at 58,000 miles.
Cylinder head needed replacing at 63,000 miles.
Interior trim was very rattly and easily breakable.
Engine ran rough and was difficult to start when cold.
Had more problems than my previous three cars, but was still fairly good considering its age and mileage.
Fuel bills and repairs were cheap.
The interior was comfortable even though it wasn't very well built.
Engine didn't have much performance.
A bargain buy at £3,250.
Kept the Maestro until it was seven years old, when I sold it for £2,000.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th May, 2006