1996 Rover - Austin 600 600ti (620 Turbo) 2.0 16v turbo from UK and Ireland
A lot of car for the money, try one!
Alternator went, second hand replacement was £15, and nice and high up in the engine bay, so an easy replacement for a DIYer.
Clutch hydraulic slave and master cylinders have both failed. To be expected with the miles on my car.
Gearbox differential bearings failed. Replaced myself with steel caged items.
Small bit of rust on the right rear wheel arch.
Complete Q car. Extremely fast in a straight line, keeps pulling. Owned the car 5 years, and been a very reliable motor considering the mileage.
Interior is very comfortable with its half leather seats. Very robust too, you can't tell its approaching 170,000 miles!!
High specced car, electric windows, air con, electric sunroof, heated mirrors, remote central locking, alarm etc.
Passengers often comment on how comfy it is, and also on its acceleration if you choose to use it.
You can fit 5 adults in, and not be too squashed; middle rear seat has a 3x3 belt, which is a nice touch.
Engines are very reliable with general servicing.
If you stay off the power, will do 30mpg, but this will drop considerably if you constantly use the performance, but then it is a 2.0L turbo, so this is to be expected!
To fill the petrol tank costs around £50, and does 330 to 350 miles to a tank.
If you want quick, high spec, car for almost loose change, you will struggle to do better!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st February, 2010