1999 Rover - Austin 200 sli 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
Problems with passenger side rear wheel bearings, the car had been in a accident previously so it wasn't a manufactures error, Other than that nothing what so ever.
Wow what a great car, I bought my Rover 200sli crash damaged and was somewhat apprehensive about it being a automatic 5-door, as I'm only 18 I would have preferred something a little more sporty, but I couldn't help falling in love with the little Rover.
I was extremely surprised at the power of this tame looking automatic as I can get the wheels to spin right up into the 3rd gear!!!
I bought a full system exhaust including De-cat for it, but it sounded like a wet fart so I bought a k&n induction kit which really did make it roar! Because of this I have come to the conclusion that this car really is a wolf in sheep's clothing.
The interior is in a creamy color and is quite difficult to keep clean, footprints and grubby finger marks stand out like a sore thumb so buy a decent foam cleaner if your car has this interior.
The standard rover sound system is left to be desired, but can be easily rectified by purchasing a new head unit (CD-player) as most head units come with small amps inside them they make the set up a whole lot more bearable.
All in all this is the best car I've owned and I plan too keep it a long time! Well done Rover nice one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2004