1993 Rover - Austin 800 Si 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Reliable, bargain luxury car with no image
Head gasket at 100k.
Front disks worn out at 120k.
Rear brake caliper at 120k.
ABS light on for the last 19k miles!
Electric windows don't like wet weather - but still work - try bending the upper half of the door if they stick!
Quiet and economical. I got 44mpg at 80 mpg on the motorway the month I bought it.
It's quick and quiet. Burns off Darrens and Waynes easily. Head, cams and valves still in good condition at 120k miles, and I'm not gentle with it.
Tyres last 30k miles.
Ride is a good compromise between motorway comfort and cornering ability. Double wishbone front suspension is good. You can chuck them into corners with ease. I love roundabouts!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th May, 2001