1993 Rover - Austin 200 218 SD 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland
Cheap comfortable motoring... would buy another
Cylinder head gasket blew at 130000.
Head was skimmed and pressure tested and found to be OK, Gasket from main Rover dealer quoted £75 + vat!! (for a piece of card!)
Motor Factor sourced, £30.
Main dealer prices for parts are absurd. The age and value of these cars is not reflected by the dealer parts network. Best to use Motor Factors and the likes of Halfords.
Really comfy car, and roomy and airy inside. Rust is starting to show around the rear wheel arches and bonnet, but nothing drastic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th October, 2004