1995 Rover - Austin 600 620i 2.0i from UK and Ireland
It's no white diamond, but it's close!
Brakes need replacing at the rear. Nasty judder when braking.
Rear calipers need fully unseizing.
Aerial wire broke behind radio unit after removing the Rover unit and putting in my own head unit.
Couple of knocks and creaks from the suspension. Needs a few bushes.
This is the second Rover 600 I've had.
My last car, an Alfa 145 1.7, decided not to start one day, so I needed a road ready car, and picked this one up for £350, tax and tested!
I knew what to look out for, with experience from my last 600, and this one, granted, has a few niggles, but nothing that is serious.
Again, comfortable to relax in, competent cruiser on the motorway, the balanced 2.0 liter Honda engine is a gem.
I'm going to be a bit loathed to leave this car (my wife can only drive autos and she wants to start learning again), but the longer I keep the car, the longer I want to keep it more.
There's the usual rust on the rear arches, but nothing that a bit of elbow grease and body filler won't sort out.
This is also my very first white car I've had, so within 2 days of me getting it, a couple of black pin stripes went down the side, it looked so bland. Saying that, I don't think anyone can miss a white 600!
The I.C.E. is pretty good, now I've swapped out the Rover unit for an alternate unit. However, the radio aerial cable broke when I pushed the head unit in, so I have no radio. But that's what USB and CD's are for!
I just need to replace the rear pads and discs, and for £37 for the lot (wife works at a car dealer so gets the parts for trade price!) so that should take a few hours, as I also need to unseize the calipers for the new pads.
It still returns a respectful 27-29 mpg, but put your toe down, and you can wave good bye to that!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th July, 2009