1994 Rover - Austin 600 i 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
A fantastic first car!
Complicated cam belt change.
This is my first car and it is brilliant. It accelerates quickly, but it still has reasonable insurance.
It's comfortable and the controls are within easy reach of the driver.
The gearbox is very smooth and precise.
When I'm driving it I get far more respect than a 17 year old normally gets on the road from other drivers.
For a first it perhaps is not very appropriate, but it's quick, handles nicely and looks very impressive parked outside school!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd July, 2001
3rd Jul 2001, 14:25
How exactly do you afford the group 10 insurance - must be at least £2000 a year?
10th Jul 2001, 04:01
Try Co-operative Insurance Services:
No share holders, no rip-offs.
10th Jul 2001, 16:18
I'm 21 and being fleased for just under a grand for comprehensive insurance on an insurance group 3 car! And I've just found out it does NOT entitle me to drive other cars on 3rd party cover.
I'll give them a try!
20th Jul 2001, 10:01
You have sense beyond your years.
Enjoy the 620. If you're ever looking for another one once you get a bit of NCD, I recommend the 623 Auto, chassis is stronger and engine goes like stink. Get the auto with sports setting and you're looking at 8.0 seconds 0-60! :)
21st Jan 2002, 19:02
I've got a 620i and I'm only 18. Its the first car I've owned (although for the past year I've been driving my dad's orion 1600E, a lot quicker than the rover, but not as luxurious) and the only way I can afford to insure it is with the CIS. Plus I got nearly £200 off because my dad has insurance with them.
The best car I've seen to waste a student loan on.
3rd Dec 2002, 07:42
Now had the car in the review for about eighteen months. It has been totally reliable, only has had routine maintenance, and is still going strong having now done about 85,000 miles.