1997 Rover - Austin Coupe 1.8 VVC from UK and Ireland
Exclusive and excellent all rounder
Head gasket replaced at 60K (caused by water pump failure).
Driver's door handle broke.
Car loves to rev, and can still keep pace with most modern cars.
Dry weather roadholding excellent, although grip in wet is limited.
Economy / performance balance is brilliant (> 42 mpg on motorway)
Still looks great, even though the design is approx 17 years old.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd March, 2009