1994 Rover - Austin 400 Si 1.4 16v from UK and Ireland
Shonky, dull bag of spanners. No wonder Rover got into so much trouble
Drive shaft bent.
Battery failed due to an alternator fault.
Alternator fried the battery.
Immobiliser keeps locking me out!.
Clutch release bearing started squealing at 50000.
Engine mounts failed.
Paint crap. Rusting badly in places.
Sounds like a diesel at tickover!.
Gearbox vague, synchro on 1st random.
Wiring loom rotting at connectors.
Poor build quality.
Rover dealers useless.
Only saving grace is that it flies for its engine capacity!. Can embarrass GTi types when worked hard.
Fuel consumption varies wildly.
For oil consumption, see fuel.
I'd like to build a kit car with the engine, for it truly is the best part of it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th April, 2001