1992 Rover - Austin Metro S 5 door 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland
A cheap runabout that's also fun to drive
Petrol tank breather pipe eroded (due to me brimming the tank every fill up for 4 years). Cost £10 to replace.
Patched up the insulation around the wiring loom to the windscreen wiper motor after very heavy rain and tyre spray blew the fuses.
A very cheap car to run with no serious problems. The only costs were for routine parts and servicing.
The handling was great fun. Plenty of grip and communicative steering.
The ride was a little hard on poorly surfaced roads, but settled at higher speeds.
For the engine size, the car was fast. The engine was quiet and smooth, although wind and road noise did intrude at higher speeds.
The space in the back seat was a little tight but was fine for just occasional passengers.
I enjoyed owning and driving this car for 6 years, now my girlfriend drives it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th June, 2001