1993 Rover - Austin Mini Reviews

1993 Rover - Austin Mini Sprite 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired12058 miles
Most recent distance14090 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Great car, got it for £1300, bargain as I see it, best car for 18 year old!

Faults:

Stone chip, had to replace headlamp.

No problems through fault of car.

General Comments:

It's a nippy little motor for a mini.

Its like driving a go-kart!

Not too comfortable on long journeys.

Great for inner town/ city driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd October, 2003

1993 Rover - Austin Mini Sprite 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18500 miles
Most recent distance27850 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Mini

Summary:

Top Banana

Faults:

The usual rust.

The turbo housing went bang.

2 gearboxes.

New beam axle.

Get rid of your subframe and put in a beam axle, they don't rust and your car will be a lot lighter.

Coil over springs in 1998.

General Comments:

I installed turbo in 1996.

Zemax body kit in 1999.

Respray in 1999.

The car hits 60 in about 6.86 (proven) and tops out at 108mph.

132 BHP at the flywheel.

This Mini will out handle most other cars on the road and eats the sales reps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2000

1st Nov 2001, 08:33

Come on, that is just ridiculous. 138bhp? From an A series?

If it really does produce that kind of bhp I'd like to know what else you've done to it!

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews