2000 Rover - Austin Mini Cooper Sport 1.3i from UK and Ireland
A bargain priced pocket rocket!
The day after received the car I noticed a puddle of oil on the floor underneath it, when I opened the bonnet I found there was no dipstick and an engine covered in oil.
On the chrome headlamp surrounds, rust had already started to appear.
Still in the same week, I noticed there was damage on the rear. It had been driven into something and had had the scratches touched in with the wrong colour!
Eats tyres for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. A front set of tyres would on average last about 1500 miles.
Passenger sun visor kept on falling down.
I just could not stop smiling every time I went around a corner.
If you're over 6ft then it isn't a very comfortable ride.
Excellent miles per gallon, Even with a very heavy right foot I could still get 43 miles per gallon.
Which other car gives you leather interior and a wood dashboard for under 9 Thousand pounds?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th June, 2001
8th Oct 2002, 05:24
The missing dipstick and poor touch up job do not relate to the car,more to the dealer it was purchased from.
18th Oct 2003, 14:39
I have same model currently driven 11,000 miles and only recently had to replace 2 front Tyre's. 1500 miles suggests tracking is prob out ands needs re-setting.