1997 Rover - Austin Coupe 216 SE 1.6 injection from UK and Ireland
Top value, economical, fast and reliable
Noting particularly major has gone wrong with the car.
The Clutch went at 68000 miles, but was repaired cheaply.
The car has 2 personalities it can be driven fast and is fantastic on country lanes. It is also a very comfortable car to cruse up and down the motorway.
Fuel economy is a strong point on a run it will easily return 40mpg on a run and 30mpg in and about town.
Being the 1.6 it has cloth inertia, but the quality is very good and it has worn very well and is still in very good condition. The seats are fantastically comfortable and the driving position is spot on. The removable glass roof panels and light colored dash and trim make the interior seem very light and airy.
The gearbox is a delight to use and the clutch has a nice feel to it.
With disc brakes all round and ABS stopping is not a problem.
Overall a very underrated car, it looks stunning, goes like stink and handles well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2005