1998 Rover - Austin 600 618 Si 1.8 from UK and Ireland
Beautiful styling and comfortable ride
The gearbox can be sticky at times, particularly engaging 3rd gear.
Power steering too strong (steering feels too light).
I fell in love with the Rover 600 the first time I saw it. Of the Rover family of cars this for me has the most appealing styling, more appeal than an equivalent sized BMW or Ford or any other saloon types. It's just such a sexy car.
The seats are very comfortable and the ride quiet and reassuring. Steering feels a bit too light because of the power assist. However, this greatly helps with reverse parking.
Also, as I do high mileages, I'm so far quite pleased to get 35mpg over some 1200miles, against a published 31mpg. Can't report yet on rate of use of other consumables as I haven't piled up enough miles, not like my previous car (Renault Clio) which I covered 281,000miles in (check that review!).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2004