Written on: 22/11/2008 by malt
Read some of the negative comments in the overall review. Some intersting points raised. If your going to drive this car at 45 miles per gallon then you should make sure that the bonet os securely closed.
Lets get back to "Construction and Use" theory. This can was built for a purpose. ie., To run around town and pick up some shopping . Ease of Parking and economical in urban situations.
Its not a a racing car, nor is it a load lugger. Given resonable driving and useage they will last 10... (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2008 by MetroEKO (1 review written)
I own a Honda Prelude 2.2 200bhp V-tec BB4. I love Hondas due to their incredible reliability and V-tec engines...however, due to running costs and a £660 service due, I have bought myself a 'runabout' until I buy a big car later next year. I flew from Edinburgh to Gatwick then hopped on a train for another 30 miles to reach my destination where a certain little car awaited in a shed - my new rover Metro 1.1s in red with colour coded air intakes and red seatbelts! It took me 9 hours to drive... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2008 by unwin
I ' ve been promised a rover metro 1.1s limited edition and cant wait for it to be mine, fantastic looking for a first car and only a limited number so I ' m pretty chuffed. The racing lights on the front look great and the Heinz 57 vinyl ' s and the custom number plates are good too. It seems like the car is light and with a 1.1s engine seems it will be quite nippy, I can ' t wait to get out there and go driving with them, and is it me but the radio seems really loud. I'm going to get a... (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2008 by kwitkrap (1 review written)
I was given my Rover Metro as a present for my birthday, so far I've put alloy wheels on it, tinted the windows, fancy seat covers, rear speakers in the parcel shelf, new stereo, and this week have just changed from a 1.1 engine to a 1.1 sport engine, after a few teething problems I'm really enjoying it. I haven't finished yet, got some more plans for my metro. But definetly one of the best pressie's ever! (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2008 by stitch
I got good speed out of my Rover Metro Casino Royale it was brilliant! Good car, bit of rust buy it's 14 years out, what do you aspect? bought for 25 and needed 150 to MOT it what a car! (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2008 by mondeoman1234
I brought a 1.1 Rover Metro Rio to run around in after my proper car was hit by a dustbin lorry, and I personally think this is the worst car i have ever owned, and i would advise anyone not to buy one not only cos they are an awful car, to drive even after regassing the suspension, but also have you seen what these things look like after a 10 - 15 mph impact. You'd be safer driving a crisp packet! I'm going back to VW GOLF's, they may be a bit slow but a least they are safe and do about... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2007 by tez2284
Great little car, I had 40 mph in first 55 mph in second a 0-60 of 12 seconds and it handles like its on rails and you can feel the car when its on its border line, so you have lots of warning if the back end is going to swing out, good fuel consumption of about 45-50 mpg when not being thrashed. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2006 by Troyjanes
If you buy this car, don't drive it any faster than 15mph!
One of the wheels fell off my Rover Metro. Also, the bonnet popped up and smashed the front windscreen when I was going 45mph (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2006 by tomballard711
My Rover Metro 1.1S is my first car and what a car it is! It's a 1993 1.1 3 door and it doesn't half shift. OK, it has a K&N on it and a very large backbox but that's not the point. I bought it for 300 pounds, done a little TLC and my locals are astonished with what it looks like, it doesn't even look like a Metro anymore.
I have debadged it, smoothed the boot out, blacked the windows, colour coded, and stuck some sexy seat covers in it. I get so many questions on what it is. I've had... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2006 by timwilks13 (1 review written)
Bought on 37000 miles, Rover Metro 1.1S with Eco Tek valve, K&N filter, Sony 52x4W headset minidisk player, Infinity 6X9's fitted in the back shelf, and a rather large exhaust, all for only £500!!!and what a car, very cheap to run, n one of the few cars I know able to do 55 in 2nd gear. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2005 by chezny
My mum had a Metro it only did 90mph downhill and it was Pea Green.The suspension was failing and it had rust problems, but good little car for £100. (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2005 by savage101
I bought the Rover Metro 1.1 Gta version, on 68 k on an M plate for £500 and I was so surprised with the little whippet, excellent throttle response, get down a hill and you can stick with the Vtr's ect...good interior layout, elec windows, remote central locking. It's standard spec is better than Fiesta's and 106's. The handling is good, but the back end can bounce a bit. I've had 120 at 5,500 rpm but it revs to 6,500. So with a big enough hill it may get off the clock. It's a winner. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2005 by customised (1 review written)
Wow! What car! Me and my Rover Metro 1.1S (I've christened her B1) have had some adventures. She came to me on a '92 K plate. She's done about 60k. She's ultra-reliable and goes like stink owing to a series of mods, that latest of which was a custom built Powerflow exhaust costing almost £300! Well worth it though. They're a doddle to work on yourself - none of this fancy engine management twaddle or specialist tools needed. Get yourself and a Haynes manual and you're sorted. I can beat most... (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2004 by mattyboy
My little Rover Metro 1.1S is a nifty little machine, not the coolest of cars but it happily sits at 70mph+ on the motorway, no mods on it so im happy! Light and manouverable, it makes a fun little first car, we love it!!!
No bad points, only kidding! - The only bad point is the high pitched metro purr, it likes to whine! (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2004 by alyana
I have a cracking little Rover Metro 1.1S 93 L reg only 68k 3 door hatch and it happily does 115mph on the motorway and very nippy, no mods like so considering its a grand wee car. A metro must is a cd player though and a decent colour! (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2004 by Amazing dom (1 review written)
The Rover Metro 1.1S has a top speed of 105 mph, 111mph downhill - brilliant for a 1.1, beat everyone off the line even if its just cos they don't expect it. Easily keep up with any car down windy country lanes, brilliant seeing peoples faces when you cane it past them in a 1.1. (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2004 by dbale999 (1 review written)
I had a great result with my metro 1.1s bought it for £300, on a "K" with only 46k miles. Bargain.
The car rips away from the lights and i have had 120 at the top end. wow!!! in a metro. Crazy speeds. (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2003 by SpeedFreak19 (2 reviews written)
I know the Rover Metro 1.1s is not number 1, but its quite quick. Pretty quick on start off and pretty quick on straights. Only got 90mph out of it so far but that is still good. Looks good in kit(matchin car). pretty good swerving through traffic. Took on R5's and GTi's, lost but kept with them for a while. it will be up for sale soon for about 500 ono. Im planing to get a 106 1.4 xsi and tweek the performance up. (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2003 by Kyri (1 review written)
This car seemed like the ideal runaround, until my wife bumped another car at a mini roundabout at about 15 mph, which wrote it off.
If you value your life, go for something more solid, like a Japanese car! (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2003 by ian12 (1 review written)
I like my Metro its nice and clean it's good on fuel its ok round traffic it sounds better now i've got a straight through exhaust system on it its faster to boot now i've just got to get the wheels and tyres and air filter sorted and maybe a gti kit on it (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2003 by killinchy1985 (1 review written)
My granny gave me her white bog standard Rover Metro 1.1 93. Within a month me and my dad had the GTI kit put on. 13" alloys with 180 tyres. Full respray job and a full ice install. I paid a total of £500 for the lot.
Anyone who disses the metro's modifying capabilities is a fool. When i told my friends about the car they laughed, that is until they saw it. The car is a real head turner. The only problem i had was that i thought the front of the car was pretty flat so i put a set of 4" spot... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2003 by Matty B.
Overall the Rover Metro 1.1s is an awsome little motor. Its good to see cars of a larger engine size disappear at the lights (namely 1.4 Novas ). Love the car to bits (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2003 by Alastair.
Don't buy this Rover rubbish. Car has suffered a blown engine, failed gearbox and rotten floor pan despite careful ownership. I have never in my life bought such rubbish as Rover. Do yourself a favour, buy something Japanese and reliable. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2003 by Olie Gilsenan.
Rover metros, being at the lower end of the price range in the second hand price market are the obvious choice for first cars. Students who own metros soon get the modification bug after a few months of metro madness. This in turn leads to more and more moded metros on the street and the popularity is bound to increase. The same effect is happening to the metro as has happened to clio's and corsa's and the famous nova! Except, people get more satisfaction out of doing up a metro because of... (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2003 by RioMan.
performanc is great for a 1.1 - keeps pulling well up to 90 then tops out at 105 on straights. Have thrashed the metro to fend off bmw 3 series and vectras on long straights (they didn't have the power or guts to overtake my 'tro on full chat even though they gain on me easily). Raced a mate who has mg metro and there's not much in it.
nice quiet engine. damping is good for a budget car. suspension quite soft though so it's not great round corners (had a mini before). skinny 13" standard... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2003 by clOnE oF A rACer.
ive got a rover 111 Gta (rare version)
these were the cars which were meant to be fitted with the 1,4s but the people at rover had some of the bodies left over and put some 1.1s in them
its a great car and ive found some nice mods for it at www.autofasion.co.uk/metro_mk_3_4.htm
does any1 know where i can get better suspension for my metty because i hate the look that the hydrogas rubbish gives (low front high back)
and i want to run it to run lower (bout the height of the front (as... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2003 by Danny M.
decent motor!0-60 in 12 seconds(ish) which is bloody qwik for a 1.1, need kits for it available!!all there is a front and rear splitters! i fit 15" rims on mine but cost a bomb!need to be made with the bolts the same size and a lot of work under the wheel arch needed. sick car!the engine takes a nice thrashin (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2003 by Matt.
The best thing about this car is it's K Series engine - hard to believe it's only a 1.1. Nice and smooth sounding, I bought a H reg with 97,000 miles on and it ran perfectly. Not tappety and rattly like a Ford CVH engine (unless you overheat it!). Good power, good economy.
However, like all metros you'll be hard pushed to find one that has clean rear wheel arches. They just rot and rot. There's a generally tinny feel to the car, and the EuroNCAP crash results for this car (1 star) are enough... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2003 by Olie G.
The Rover Metro is a legendary car. Its a boy racer car for boy racers with a sense if humour. Its never taken seriously untill it whips you at the lights. You can drive it like a rally car and it handles like a dream! The engine takes a good thrashing.
If made to look good, it turns many heads. (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2003 by marshy.
The Rover Metro 1.1 is a nice car to drive good handlin sticks to the road nicely can take a bit of punishment but stiil pulls through. Altho the top speed is down as 94-98mph i have had myn to 105 on a flat and 113 down hill which i think is great. As for boy racer car its not much of one and is widely underrated there are no body stylin options for them but i am havin fun modding mine with gti body kit rage exhorst nice ice system and some other tweekes suck as a K & N air filter, but over... (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2003 by josh.
The Rover Metro 1.1s is a good car, low suspension due to hydragas with the rover alloys (5 spoke) it looks good. rover 100 ascot is basic but it drives well. Look after the wheel arch because they can easily rust! Performance isn't really boy racer standard unless you own the gta version else you are better getting a nova sr for less money, but i feel still it's a good car. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2002 by Andrew.
A good first car. People under estimate what they are really like. (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2002 by Martin.
Excellent first small car. Good value at the moment. I would not call this car a Boy racer car because they don't like metro's which is good. (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2002 by Timster.
Despite its low engine capability the metro is a nippy little car, being front wheel drive it has a chronic wheel spin ability, I have carried on spinning in second gear on occasions, everyone is all to keen to dis the Metro but it serves an excellent purpose and has low insurance, what more do you need. (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2002 by Jas.
The Rover Metro 1.1s itself drives very well considering it is on such small tyres, but the steering is very light and pointy. It has plenty of poke in a straight line, top speed for a 1100 G reg was 98mph, and it goes just as well through corners; though you have to be somewhat tentative on the throttle pedal! The negative stereotyping of the Metro K series is by people who can afford better or hold a low opinion on 'cheap' cars. (read more)