1994 Rover - Austin Metro Tahiti Special 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland
A nippy little go-kart, not for motorways
A nippy little car. Will do 100mph with enough space. Drop the clutch hard enough and the wheels will spin fairly easily.
The steering wheel seems to be a little off to the left of the driving position though.
The spec level on this model is very low, no intermittent wiper, no cigar lighter socket.
The insurance is expensive, as a 17 year old male, for my own insurance policy it is a minimum of around £2000, and a whopping £700 to be named driver.
Not one for the modifiers, it costs around £150 to get it lowered, won't take bigger than 14" wheels without serious effort, and parts are hard to come by.
Overall a good little car, wouldn't want to go a long way in it, but not too bad at all.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th December, 2001
8th Jan 2002, 11:09
I'm a 17 year old girl and my insurance is bloody expensive too. I've got a 1994 Tahiti and it is so basic. No cigar lighter or intermittent wiper. When I brought the car there was no bloody stereo or speakers. I've put a mini-disc head-unit and pioneer 6x9's in the parcel shelf. I've made a centre console, and I'm getting a set of 3 spoke alloys, 13" coz I can't fit much bigger ones on the midget car. Anyway good luck with your metty, I'm having fun with mine, it's a nippy little bugger!