1980 Rover - Austin Mini SDL 1.0 from UK and Ireland
Alec Issigonis' illegitimate lovechild
General minor Mini oil leaks.
Driver's seat fabric has given up the ghost (25 years old!).
I bought this car from a friend and it's my second Mini.
I've fitted a Stage1 tuning kit and the difference is fantastic. The engine is so much more lively.
I replaced the front drum brakes with discs ready for my next performance upgrade - a 1275cc engine.
These cars are very addictive and horrendously good fun. I can't recommend the Mini enough.
Thank you Sir Alec!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th June, 2005