1994 Rover - Austin Metro L 1.1 from UK and Ireland
Rocket box gas kit seal blown at 51000 miles.
Passenger side suspension damaged at 54000 miles.
CV boot joint passenger side at 53000 miles.
Never idles properly. Car has to be run on small amount of choke all the time.
Really bad corrosion on the back wheel arches.
Drivers side back axle looks like it's buckled, and now looks a pull by the police.
Breaks beginning to be very spongy.
Front slam panel seriously corroded
After previously owning a Metro several years, loved the car, however after my old metro failed an MOT and it was time to part company, This particular Metro I bought was at the time a bargain, and it's taken me 2 months to figure out why.
This Metro had 1 owner from brand new and the owner had spent a fortune on it, as she had kept all the service and the repair receipts. I bought the car and have had nothing but trouble with it. Definitely will not be buying another Metro again because it's very rare now that you can get one in a really good condition. I've just bought a Ford escort 1.8d and the Metro is getting scrapped.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th April, 2008