1989 Rover - Austin Metro MG 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland
Metros are basically one of the last cars from when motoring was much more affordable and simple
CV joint had gone with age, but was repaired with second-hand parts cheaply.
Head gasket blew through cylinders 2 and 3, this was repaired by myself outside my parents house!
Front tyres wear quite quick!
Exhaust, pay attention to this, the A+ needs good back pressure so make sure the exhaust only has one exit hole! Make sure you use new clamps at the manifold side to get a good seal, and a little exhaust paste.
Rust on the front valence is common as people do not clean the rain channels underneath.
Great little cars, only bought one to get me by, but now I have two as they are quite efficient and are great for window cleaning.
Cheap standard roof racks fit Metro's.
Simple engine, little electric to go wrong.
Cheap available parts, most of the time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th December, 2002