1988 Rover - Austin Metro L 1.0 from UK and Ireland
Cheap and pretty cheerful motoring
Wheel bearing failed.
That's it really.
Good for getting around town, little use for much else. Feels pretty inferior on modern day motorways.
Engine is quite nippy for a 1.0, but for some reason consumption didn't seem that great.
Mine got stolen in broad daylight, resulting in 'barrelled' ignition and burst door lock.
Beige interior a real hit with the ladies (er, not)
Pretty cheap little car, quite a rare sight nowadays, but definitely very basic and not too refined, especially when venturing out of town.
Ideal for the elderly and new drivers for getting around on short journeys.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd January, 2005