1995 Rover - Austin 200 214 Sei 1.4 16v petrol from UK and Ireland
Car was 2yrs old with 22K on clock when I bought it - now 3.5 yrs and 35k on clock.
Needed new alternator shortly after buying it - common complaint on most makes of mid-sized family cars apparently.
Other than that nothing.
Very smart looks - Rover alloys, metallic paint, half-leather sports seats, wood etc.
Great spec too, electrics, immboliser etc.
Overall - A beautiful looking car, quick for a 1.4, nice gear shift and safe handling.
Will probably go for the highly praised diesel next time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd December, 1998
10th May 2001, 04:30
12,000 miles in a year and a half is below average for yearly mileage. This is not a bad thing. The alternator problem is minor and is just the look of the draw and not the fault of the car.
Why move to diesel? Although economic, the performance is lower and after time the engine will get noisy (as with all diesel engines).
Advice: Stick with petrol. Get the injectors cleaned every 10,000 miles and you will be laughing!
15th Jan 2002, 17:34
I agree, Rovers are great!