1996 Rover - Austin 400 416i saloon 1.6 16v from UK and Ireland
Bargain, comfy, reliable, practical
Drivers window doesn't seal properly, rear exhaust box is from the hatchback model, so it was too short. I extended it with a bolt on a shiny pipe! looks good and stops exhaust fumes coming in the boot.
Slow leak on rear drivers side tyre.
The car over all is very nice being only £1600.
The ride is fairly good, but gets upset over potholes. It is a bit soft, so can't corner as well as I thought, that's why its more comfy I suppose due to the softer set up.
Auto box is a bit antiquated. It shifts up and down quite aggressively, and changes gear at the wrong time sometimes making it a bit jerky to drive when driving a bit harder.
The steering is accurate and positive, fairly light, power assisted.
Boot is big, rear leg room could be better.
Engine is good, but urban mpg is only 25!
I like the car for its price and drive, but the headroom with the sunroof is poor, I have to lean the seat back extra so my hair doesn't catch the roof!
I would recommend this car, it's a very good car for the money and has few issues to let it put you off ownership! Go for it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th November, 2006