1996 Rover - Austin 100 Knightsbridge 1.1 from UK and Ireland
Modern car that's practical and cheap to run, till they go wrong
Cheap running costs.
Ideal 1st car/learner vehicle.
Low fuel costs.
Easy to park.
Quite a nice looking car.
All these Rover/Metros, no matter what age, seem to suffer from the rear arches corroding, so if you're looking to buy one, check the rear arches for signs of filler, and slightly different coloured paint.
Also prone to fail is the head gasket, so check inside the oil filler cap and dipstick for thick white sludge/ creamIness, and check inside the water fill for any oil that's mixed the water.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th February, 2008
11th Sep 2009, 05:29
This review about the car is totally right. I have driven mine all over the UK for the past 7 years, and it has proved very reliable and cheap to run.
The rear arches are the first place of bad rust, and these cars are prone to head gasket trouble, which is expensive to put right.