1988 Rover - Austin Montego MG Turbo 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland
You'll love it or hate it!
Instrument lighting eratic.
Burnt out electric window motor.
In most respects this car was pretty bad - the chassis couldn't cope with the power, the build was terrible and it went rusty by its 8th birthday. But it was hilarious to drive.
The power was incredible - this was a seriously quick piece of kit. If you were careful with the throttle it didn't even handle too badly either.
The mechanical bits were amazingly reliable, but the rest of the car was disintegrating around them, and by 79,000 miles the whole car just felt like it had had enough.
Glad I owned it though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2001
2nd Feb 2003, 06:54
I'm only 14 years of age, and a very capable driver, and I have an Austin Mont-ego 2Litre Turbo Diesel. It's a great drive, even if the roof material has fallen off, and the acceleration in 2nd gear is a little unusual, but hey, it's a laugh to drive around in. Good power, not so good looks, but not bad for £100.