1984 Rover - Austin Mini 1000HL 998cc from UK and Ireland
Don't believe the Hype
Exhaust constantly breaking
The list goes on...
We've all heard the stories and read the hype in the magazines, but take it from me, Stay Away from Minis! I drove one daily for 6 months and I am not exaggerating when I say that something went wrong every single week. I now hate this car, very much, pretty to look at, and its true, good fun to drive, but be prepared to get your knuckles skinned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th May, 2005
15th Jun 2005, 08:43
I had a 1976 Mini 1000 as a first car. Beat the living crap out of it, crashed it twice and it still never let me down in the 18 months I had it.
4th Aug 2005, 12:40
You were lucky! Sounds like a piece of Monty Python.
1st Dec 2005, 08:21
Perhaps after driving a Toyota Corolla a Mini was an unwise choice?
23rd Dec 2005, 17:20
The mini is a CRACKING little car, but they need constant adjustment to keep them in fine tune.
26th Dec 2005, 16:36
The age and high mileage of the car were probably contributory factors.