1991 Rover - Austin Metro GTi 16v 1.4 Twin Cam from UK and Ireland
1.6 Corsas and Balenos are hopeless against my baby.
Within 10 years, and 111,000 miles all I have had to do, apart from the odd service here-and-there, is replace the thermostat and the oil pressure switch.
Like the rest say, it handles sweetly and goes like no other small car... totally underestimated, mainly by Corsa and Baleno drivers..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th March, 2001
30th Apr 2001, 06:31
No bloody metro is going to get 9/10 for performance. The idea of metro and performance together in the same sentence is laughable.
14th May 2001, 16:58
Sorry son, but with 105bhp and 0-60 in 8.4 seconds standard the Metro GTi MPi will leave a lot of cars for dead. All from a 1.4 as well. Before you go accusing Metros of being rubbish, go and drive one cos you obviously have NO idea what you are talking about. Stop being offensive to Metro drivers, and if you really want performance a 1.8 conversion is easily done and will have 145bhp, standard 0-60 in 6.3 seconds.
14th Sep 2001, 16:34
The Metro GTI is a wicked car, only let down by rust. I have blown off Golf Gti's, BMW 325's and Corsa GSI'S!!! The engine is mental, it screams through the rev range. It brings a smile to my face every time.
30th Nov 2001, 14:11
The GTi is a great car with an excellent engine, but to point out to the guy above who obviously has no idea whatsoever - the engine is a Rover K series unit. Honda has absolutely nothing to do with this engine.
10th Jan 2002, 05:56
Quote "The idea of Metro and performance together in the same sentence is laughable".
I like to see any performance car take on the Metro 6R4!!