1970 Rover - Austin Maxi 1750 1.7 from UK and Ireland
The best British car we never had
Required two new front wings at 46,000 miles.
Head gasket replaced at 48,000 miles.
New water pump at 49,000 miles.
Brake master cylinder at 49,000 miles
Clutch plate wore out at 44,000 miles.
The Maxi Club is a great help in finding bits.
Most parts can easily be repaired by the DIY mechanic at home, after all I did the repairs myself (apart from the wings) and found it extremely easy.
In keeping a Maxi on the road, I now go over it every summer while it is warm with Wax-oil, pay attention to the front of the sills behind the front wings & also remove the trim panels and get the wax-oil behind the rear wheel arch box sections. Such effort now really can pay huge dividends later!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st November, 2001