1991 Rover - Austin 200 Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1991 Rover - Austin 200 214Si 1.4 16v injection from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v injection
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Lights packed up due to faulty wiring, cambelt changed twice, and 1st and 2nd popping out of gear!

General Comments:

Great car in 5dr form, 1.4i 16v k series engine is loud but onced chipped and tuned it's very responsive and really comes to life at 4,500rpm, also bodywork stays immaculate, looks great with 16" 5 spokes!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 1999

14th Dec 2000, 21:13

Hey!

I have had the same car for 6 years now (bought it new), but I have some problems and hope you can help me out!

Normal stuff: high and rough idle, at stops it stalls then rushes forward, high consumption.

The car is perfectly serviced, in great shape, but, no one ever worked on it or checked any sensors. And they're the thing I would like checked now!

Therefore:

Is there a homepage with at least a bit detailed description of CTS, CAS, TPS and other sensors and how to check them. What to look for first, I mean, I don't even know does this car have a flap air flow meter or a hot film!

Please spare a moment and share a bit of your knowledge with me (rover@mitja.org), I promise to use all of it!

Thanks,

Mitja

1991 Rover - Austin 200 216 GTi 16v Twin Cam 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol

Faults:

Needed new discs and pads for MOT.

General Comments:

Superb car, ballistic over 5000rpm.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th July, 1998

1991 Rover - Austin 200 214 Sli 1.4 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v petrol
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Alternator fault.

Lower gear linkage kept popping out.

Seals to rear lights needed replacement.

Generally OK for an old car.

General Comments:

A bit on the slow side.

Changing the spark plugs yourself is a pain in the a**e, take it to a dealer!

If anything goes wrong on your Rover NEVER take it anywhere else than a rover dealer, I know, I've done it and lost money on unfixed problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 1998

5th Dec 2000, 19:21

I have a 1990 214 SLi and my gear linkage came off also.

28th Mar 2001, 04:35

I have a J 214sli. It has a re-con box but seems quite stiff from 1st to 2nd for about 2minutes when cold. Did you have this symptom before the gear-shift problem? Any ideas would be appreciated! I've had the car for 10 years and apart from the new box have managed all the repairs myself -including the water pump. I have now had my knuckles replaced! A great little car, still going strong after well over 100.000 miles!

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 32 reviews