1992 Rover - Austin 200 SLi 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
Cheap small family car with a powerful engine. 8/10
Exhaust was blowing. fixed for £45.
Driver side wing mirror broke. The actual mirror cost £25!
Electric windows don't work and the manual ones in the back have seized up.
Steering pulls to one side. I think the balancing is out.
Sometimes hesitates to start after a harsh night.
Rust is getting worse, but it is a 15 year old car.
When the cars sat there on the drive (engine turned off) it sometimes makes a strange whining noise for a few seconds and then stops. Does your Rover 200 do this? Please comment.
3 flat tyres!
This is my first car. It was given to me by my mum and I drive it as a named driver under her insurance.
Its very vast for what it is and can embarrass a lot of newer, smarter, more sporty looking cars.
It doesn't handle to well though which is a shame because the fun factor is taken away to a degree.
This car has suffered a lot of abuse from me and still runs like new. The Honda engine is bullet proof.
They look dated these days and lack street cred, but they were once quite smart cars.
Excellent driving position, comfy and quite spacious in the back.
Surprisingly economical for a 1.6. I once drove from Hull to Bridlington and about half way home on a fiver of petrol!
These cars are very cheap to buy and if you find a tidy example you shouldn't be disappointed. My cars in a bit of a bad way now, but still does what I ask of it without any real problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th February, 2007
14th Mar 2007, 09:42
I have actually just recently sold the Rover and now drive a Saxo which is a better car in most areas.
6th Apr 2007, 10:12
Yeah right mate
Roever really are rubbish, you need to ditch the saxo too as that is right chavvy.
17th Apr 2007, 12:10
Aw come on mate you can do better than a saxo. which one do you have?
29th Apr 2007, 10:41
Right on dude, rovers suck. but saxo are brilliant, no problems there.
12th Oct 2007, 17:34
Saxo's are a girlies car mate.