1993 Rover - Austin Metro GTi 1.4 16v
Could have been one of the greats!
Had an accident which wrecked the front end. Repaired after 3 months and £2000.
Cam belt hit pieces of broken cover after accident and bent all 8 valves.
Gearbox developed whine which was not cured by clutch change (suspected release bearing)
Inertia switch plug blades weak causing car to cut out intermittently.
Very quick car for its size and out shines any equivalent car of the day.
Running costs not helped by small fuel tank.
If the gearbox was bulletproof it would have been up there with Volkswagen on reliability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th June, 2001