1994 Rover - Austin Mini Reviews

1994 Rover - Austin Mini MINI COOPER 1.3i 1.3i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3i Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles

Summary:

Brilliant, 90% reliable, fun, charismatic, ladies love it!!!

Faults:

Head gasket at 28k.

Blown diff at 29k.

Engine at 32k.

(all of the above above is only because I drove it like I stole it!)

Alternator siezed over winter.

Engine mount bolt sheared in engine block, helicoiled now.

General Comments:

This car is seriously quick for its age and engine capacity! It's the best car I've driven in a longtime!!!

Insurance was a killer when I was 17, £2500 for a year!!!

The car would have never failed if I had driven sensibly as I forgot they're not built for racing!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th December, 2006

1994 Rover - Austin Mini Sprite 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Dodgy heating system.

Problems with fuel tank.

General Comments:

Good runner, looks good - many compliments!

Looks sporty and goes well.

Parks well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th December, 1997

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews