1985 Rover - Austin Metro Reviews

1985 Rover - Austin Metro 1.0i petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 1.0i petrol Don't Know
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo GTV

Summary:

A cheap car with good handling and low fuel costs, which is a competent transport

Faults:

Not much has gone wrong with this car apart from needing some work done to the gearbox, brakes and clutch which were cheap to fix.

The interior of the car was not very hard wearing and soon the seats began to wear badly and all the bits of plastic trim fell off.

Other than that very little has gone wrong and it has been very reliable apart from some rust creeping in here and there.

General Comments:

This car is very reliable, but bland and boring in comparison to the Mini, but both cars are cheap to fix.

The handling is very good despite it's bad looks and it is competent when going around bends quite fast.

The engine is weak and is best for around town though despite the noise on the motorway the car runs reasonably smoothly and without complaint. The engine is good because it is so small the insurance is low and it does not drink fuel.

The bodywork I find is not up to scratch and can rust. The plastic bumpers are not to strong either which I found out one day in a car-park.

The interior is rubbish and lacks in quality and refinement though it is quite good for the price you pay for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th November, 2003

1985 Rover - Austin Metro City X 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1985
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10

Faults:

The wings.

All the electrics.

General Comments:

Great car, the only problem was it was in a mess when I got it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 1998

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews