1977 Rover - Austin Allegro Super 1.3 from UK and Ireland
You'll have the last laugh
When I first got the car it had been stood for a while so the brakes creaked badly, but to my surprise I found a whole new set of disks and pads were remarkably cheap. Apart from that nothing has gone wrong.
I really didn't like Allegros much before having this one, but when I needed cheap transport a freind who owned one talked me into buying one. I found one locally for just £225 taxed and MOT'd - BARGAIN!. The first thing I noticed was the suspension and ride, it was great, I have a friend with an old Citroen GS (known for their high quality ride) and it was just as good.
Also compared to competitors of its time it is very well equipped with disk brakes, heated rear window, locking seat belts and comfy seats.
Anyone buying an Allegro will have cheap happy motoring, and will probably have the last laugh on the people making jokes especially when their Mondeos are on the scrap heap in a couple of years and your Allegro will still be sailing on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th December, 2000
31st Dec 2000, 11:40
As good as a GS, don't make me laugh, ever driven a GS, DS, CX etc at high speed on a very bad road????
Nothing can match that, not at their time and not even at the present time!!!!
I own them and have driven many new cars, many have a good ride, but when the speed increases you feel the difference.