1990 Rover - Austin 800 Si 2.7 from UK and Ireland
High performance is not even close
After owning my beloved Sarah (my name for my car), her paintwork is starting to fade a bit.
Best big car out there, too fast for XR3/4 and RS.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2001
13th May 2001, 16:30
Are you sure you are driving an 827?
26th Sep 2001, 09:41
The Si spec 827 will easily flatten an XR3i, RS Turbo and XR4i, been there, done that and obtained the T shirt. They are big heavy cars, but for some reason, they go like the wind!! Expect a 0-60 of 7 seconds from a Mk1 Si Saloon :-)
1st Nov 2001, 07:03
Being realistic, I don't think an 827 would have any chance against an xr4i. And an xr4x4 would leave it for dead especially on the twisty bits.
2nd Sep 2022, 18:33
Comments from 20 years ago are the best on here :)
Anyways, Cosworth would decimate all cars mentioned, but the XR3i and stuff wasn't that fast by today's standards. The Rover 800 couldn't have been all bad though - motorway traffic cops used them back in the day.