1997 Rover - Austin 400 420 SDi 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
A good buy as you can pick up a great car for peanuts
Drivers seat has not enough padding, but this may be because of the mileage (or a fat owner!).
Air con has expensive parts and exchange unit was damaged when I bought the car. Rover quoted me £420 for the part + £87 to fit! Got one from scrap yard at £40 the had a service engineer fit, at £60.
This car was a private hire car, but to say it had covered 70000 miles in the previous two years was in very good order.
Engine is mint, gives good performance and 50mpg.
Electric everything, luxuries in abundance!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th May, 2002