1992 Rover - Austin 200 GTi (SOHC) 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Fast underrated GTi
Electrical gremlins seem to be the downfall of all Rovers. I have experienced intermittent faults with the electric windows and the central locking.
Performance is excellent for 1.6, but it does need to be pushed over 4000 revs before it starts to really perform (and drink fuel!!). The engine is a little noisy but sounds sporty.
Overall a comfortable car which, though it has a fairly stodgy Rover image, can surprise people with its performance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th June, 2001