1989 Rover - Austin 100 Review

1989 Rover - Austin 100 L 998 from UK and Ireland

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 998 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 100


The best Metro in the World - Ever!!!


Nothing major mechanically has gone wrong with the car.

New alternator needed at 120,000.

Has had a couple of new exhausts.

Rust problems only recently started.

Hatchback does not stay up in cold weather - consequently I keep getting bashed on the head!

General Comments:

After 155,000 miles it is still totally reliable.

Starts up first time!

Being this reliable is very important to a female - it doesn't matter about the rust problems as long as the engine is sound.

Have had some bodywork done recently, and now 'Fred' looks like new!

The best £2,700 I've ever spent!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2004

15th Nov 2005, 10:20

How you could have bought this machine in 1991 is utterly beyond me. It wasn't launched until 1995.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review