1997 Rover - Austin 200 214SI 1.4 16v from UK and Ireland
Overpriced and overrated
3 days after the warranty expired, water started leaking from somewhere behind the gearbox, but it doesn't seem to affect the car, we just keep topping it up.
Central locking sometimes is noisy.
Reasonable performance from the 1.4 litre 16v engine, but the engine revs quite high in 5th gear at motorway speeds, and is not all that economical.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th January, 2001
19th Feb 2001, 13:43
Leaking water - 99% sure is water pump failure.
26th Mar 2001, 16:07
Not necessarily, try easy option first, My mystery leak was cured by radweld, £2.99! Failing that it may need a new expansion tank cap, failing that possibly water pipe leaking at back of gearbox.
1st Jun 2001, 07:35
Mine turned out to be a head gasket failure!
21st Jun 2001, 09:19
Oh dear! Join the club my head gasket went last year! Only had done 30,000 miles. Then the alternator failed...