1975 Rover - Austin Mini Review

1975 Rover - Austin Mini 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired103335 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles


Bargain little car with an amazing fun factor!!


I bought the car knowing it required loads of work...

Rear sub frame.

Endless welding.

Engine mounts.

Timing chain.

Full brake rebuild.

And finally the usual service components.

General Comments:

The best first car anyone could own. I bought it as a project, and enjoyed rebuilding it and getting it through the MOT.

Best handling car for a couple of hundred quid!!

They are a little slow, but I haven't started tuning yet ;)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2002

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review