1994 Rover - Austin 200 220 Coupe 2.0i from UK and Ireland
Gorgeous car with niggling problems
New tyres due to wear (2 sets).
New clutch cable due to snapping.
Starter motor is currently having problems starting, seems OK if you leave the electrics on for a moment.
Driver's side window "fell" into the door as the motor on the window trapped pulleys (£420, replacement on order only).
Key fob stopped working, hence needed to find a Rover dealer with the key code to get into car and turn the alarm off. Replacement fob's are £50 each and £30 for tuning them.
Dealer service very poor and very expensive.
Oil leaks common.
Aside from the clutch break, no other mechanical failures of note have occured.
Interior rattles and squeaks a lot when driving over uneven surfaces.
Suspension "squeaks" when over going bumps but appears okay when tested.
Nice fast car, looks great when washed etc...
Very happy with it despite the problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd January, 2001
24th Jan 2001, 04:55
I have had a 1995 1600 coupe for 3 years now and it really is great.
The engine has now done over 100,000 miles and runs excellently. It is quite quick but a bit gutless up hills.
Rover engines are good when looked after well, but I unfortunately have to say that the 1600 Honda engine does excel.
This car is well worth buying and has been 100% reliable with no faults at all (even no rattles). It has a leather interior and is very well put together.
I was going to get a turbo but found it to be less enjoyable to drive to the very heavy clutch and mega torque steer and lots of rattles!!