1998 Rover - Austin 200 220 SDi 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Plastics seem cheap and brittle.
The passenger side mirror has broken.
Electrical fault preventing the remote central locking to work. Had to be disabled as it continuously blows fuses when enabled. The garage couldn't find out what was wrong with it.
The car runs nicely on the motorway and has plenty of pull.
It runs on fresh air.
It is not very nice to drive around town. It is just too uncomfortable.
Slow off the mark.
No room in the back.
Seriously small boot.
Wheels are very narrow and the lack of ABS makes skidding very easy if for some reason you need to use the brake.
Very noisy engine (yes I know it is a diesel, but I just can't get used to it).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd October, 2004
25th Aug 2008, 09:54
If yours is slow off the mark then you certainly have a fault. This should do 0-60 in 9.8s, which is fairly quick especially for a diesel.
I agree lack of ABS is annoying in a car that cost over 14 grand when new.
As for boot space though don't forget it is a supermini, and the boot is actually bigger than most cars of this class. If you've previously owned a huge estate it will be small, but that's what you get when you buy a small car.