1997 Rover - Austin 400 i 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Do Not Buy A Rover!!!
DO NOT BUY A ROVER 400.
(serviced at 71,000, again at 77,000 then this below happened a week later)
1.Cylinder head gasket blew. Noticed water from radiator was draining into engine and overheating. Got it repaired before it ceased.
2.Electrics went. Lights, dials etc.
3.Brakes failed (worrying)
4. Huge amount of niggely bits break.
Absolute worst car could be bought!!!
Smooth ride and good handling. Was driven fairly hard, but not to the extent that caused all the problems.
Previous car was a 98 Honda accord 1.8l. This car did 38,000 with no service and absolutely nothing went wrong.
Going to try and change this rover for a Honda, but the value of rovers drop so bad its frightening.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd April, 2004