1996 Rover - Austin 100 1.1si 1.1 from UK and Ireland
It is a reliable plodder
The main problem has been the central locking, when I bought the car from a local small dealer he said had fixed problem, but this proved not true as the locking started playing up, to cut the story short I was stranded one night and had to get the AA to fix part of problem and this cost me £80.00.
Other problems well none that can think of, except the MOT cost me £200,for new bits.
The car is really reliable, and fairly easy to drive, but is best for short trips, I have just got back from 300 mile trip mostly on motorways and I am still hurting even now, but the little car will cruise all day long at 70mph on the flat motorway, but soon as a hill turns up, it slows right down.
The MPG is not as good as it should be, and a real pain is buying new tires because of the awkward 'Metro'size these are exempt from the usual tire deals, shown in the papers.
The driving position is OK, but can be cramped for passengers, the boot is roomy and back seats fold down.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th May, 2005