1986 Rover - Austin Montego Reviews

1986 Rover - Austin Montego 2.0 Efi from Denmark

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Efi Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 kilometres
Most recent distance296500 kilometres
Previous carRover - Austin MG Maestro 2.0Efi

Summary:

Hurricane on wheels..

Faults:

Due to an oil leak (caused by a worn rubber ring), the engine was re-built at 130.000 km.

A lot of rust work from 220.000 km and on and on...

General Comments:

Very hard to get spare parts at all these days in Denmark.

Fantastic car - underestimated - think about building this car with today's technology. A dream within a dream...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2001

1986 Rover - Austin Montego L 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

Good, average, english motor

Faults:

Engine gets rougher and rougher, but it'll never die.

Brakes.

Gearbox.

Shocks.

Carb.

Rust.

General Comments:

Comfortable, good performance for a 1.6. OK at everything else.

Badly built and lots of rust.

Reasonable reliability. Not as reliable or solid as my old Sierra, but it ain't bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2001

1986 Rover - Austin Montego Mayfair 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

I have had this car for 20 months now and it is a superb machine. It has never failed to start. It needed slight attention to the wheel arches at the rear. Has all the gadgets and they all work fine at 12yrs old. Even the electrically heated door mirrors. Has an oil leak that is in need of attention and the on board computer causes the odd problem but other than that a real gem that I enjoy driving.

General Comments:

Cannot fault this car apart from a few gremlins with the computer. Was cheap to buy, has smart interior, walnut dash, all the gadgets, fast enough and returns about 38mpg on a steady run. Work out what it cost to buy, what it costs to run and cost per mile and it scores 10 out of 10. A truly reliable British Motor Car. I hope the four star ban does not become law. That will be a sad day!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 1998

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews