1990 Rover - Austin Metro S 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland
We were replacing wheel bearings at regular intervals.
Had to have a suspension knuckle joint replaced.
The rear wheel-arches rotted something chronic.
The radiator had to be replaced, but cost peanuts to fix.
Reliable, nippy and practical, but not big enough for two children and their clobber. When we only had one kid, we had to drop one of the seats to fit a pram as well as a suitcase.
That said, it cost very little to run and never broke down. We kept it for seven years until we grew out of it (and I was worried we wouldn't have much left but a pile of rust).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd September, 2007