13th Apr 2001, 09:49

With reference to the above comment concerning mods. The only place I could find that was any use with this was Motobuild in London, however I have lost the number, but they are listed with directory enquiries.

21st May 2001, 09:44

With reference to above I completely agree. I have a 1994M metro GTI 16V.I have a few minor mods. A full stainless steel exhaust, chipped, airfilter and fse boost valve and a performance manifold is going on soon!The car in this tune shifts! It pulls eagerly in any gear. It is so much better than many so called hot hatches. This really should be the no1 small hot hatch. I have driven many cars but this one sticks out in my mind.

Email 4 metro views.TOAD2000@CWCOM.NET.

27th Jul 2001, 13:30

First of all, to reply to the guy who was told he had a Honda engine in his GTi. No you do not. No Metro/100 was ever fitted with a Honda engine. All GTi's are fitted with the 16v DOHC Rover K-series (90bhp in SPi form, 105bhp in MPi form).

26th Oct 2001, 03:32

Metro's are the most underrated car... all those idiots in their Nova's etc should listen and take heed..

Seen as a granny wagon, but should be more respected...

Daz 1.4 GTi.

9th Jan 2002, 08:41

To the comment above - I agree with your comment. Metro's should be treated with more respect, they are sooooooo much better than Nova's. Bring it on you Nova drivers, you don't stand a chance!

23rd Jan 2002, 07:56

I think you will find that no Rover Metro was fitted with a Honda engine as standard. You could get one fitted if you really wanted to, a few places will do the conversion.

If you still doubt me, go and buy a Haynes manual. Or just look in the handbook.

23rd Jan 2002, 10:27

No Metro had a Honda engine!!

They all had Rover K-series. The only Rover to have Honda engines were the 89-95 216 and 416, and some of the 800s.

18th May 2002, 10:30

Who cares what engine it's got, it's got one and it goes far too quick for the size of the car.

Well done whoever made it whether it was Rover or Honda???

12th Jun 2002, 12:59

I have recently bought a 1993 GTI 16V. These cars are much better than Nova SRs and many other makes of sports hatch. Regarding previous comments, how do I tell if mine is an MPI or SPI?


7th Jul 2002, 11:09

My first metro was an old Austin metro 1.3 Clubman L. It went really well. I had to scrap it because of rust. I just hope my new Rover 100 1.1i Kensington will be a bit more rust proof! I don't care if a metro Austin or Rover, they're still cheap, fun and easy to drive and maintain. Give me a metro any day rather than any Ford or Vauxhall! I just wish they didn't rust so much!

28th Jul 2002, 21:28

In reference to the comment "how do I tell if mine is SPi or MPi?" If the air-intake pipe goes OVER the engine block, it's SPi, if the air-intake goes to the right of the engine block, it's MPi. Also the MPi came with 7-spoke alloys, and most 1992+ are MPi.


20th May 2003, 03:58

My Rover Metro GTI 16 valve keeps cutting out in the rain, and gets condensation in the distributor cap, I wonder if anyone else has suffered this problem and what they've done about it.