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“hi all i have a metro gti with a 1800 vvc k series...”

Written on: 31/12/2010

hi all i have a metro gti with a 1800 vvc k series turbo with 4 r1 carbs on it bout 260 bhp. nothin beats it from the lights bad thing is gettin traction its a nitemare class car though 10/10… Read Full Review

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“Pros: I should have owned this car when i was 18,...”

Written on: 26/11/2009

Pros: I should have owned this car when i was 18, great fun to drive and this comes from a guy with a 6.3 chevy V8! Not bad on the old petrol, can do 40-42mpg driving it steadily, about 28-29mpg thrashing it around with a bit of motorway driving. Starts on the key every time, holds its own against most modern cars on the road, sounds great with the K&N induction on it.

Cons: When i first got the car i changed the plugs and leads, gave it a oil/filter change and it was fine. Got a missfire… Read Full Review

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“ Rover Metro GTi 16V K Series Pros- ”

Written on: 29/09/2009

Rover Metro GTi 16V K Series Pros-

Fast, Fun, Easily tunable, Q car status, affordable, British

Cons-

Rust, getting rare, good ones rarer, prices starting to rise… Read Full Review

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“shame these Rover Metro GTi 16V K Series are getting rare”

Written on: 23/06/2009

shame these Rover Metro GTi 16V K Series are getting rare… Read Full Review

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“Absolute ripper, canes loads of idiots thinking...”

Written on: 15/01/2008

Absolute ripper, canes loads of idiots thinking they'll do it over. "Wrong!" the Metro GTi kicks ass from 1st to 4th - 5th just goes. Great for tuning and rippin it about -1.416 high lift cams, full ashley comp pipe. Lowered fat front tyres - all painted up… Read Full Review

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“I have a metro gti M reg last of them :) I've fitted a...”

Written on: 11/11/2007 by waynef (2 reviews written)

I have a metro gti M reg last of them :) I've fitted a mgf 1.8 vvc running at about 165BHP
All I can say is WOOOO so powerful and shocks so many cars ( HONDA TYPE R and THE SEAT CUPRA R RS TURBO'S and EVEN MY M8'S BMW M3 ) the metro is starting to come to life once again as becoming retro just like the mk1 escorts.
BIG SMILES for the little pocket rocket :)… Read Full Review

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“Excellent track day cars, very quick and reliable.”

Written on: 10/06/2007 by philbradley (1 review written)

Excellent track day cars, very quick and reliable… Read Full Review

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“The Rover Metro GTi 16V K Series car handles so well...”

Written on: 26/07/2006 by johncolin2006 (1 review written)

The Rover Metro GTi 16V K Series car handles so well and it's really fast! The car really scared me the first time I drove it. These cars are really easy to work on and mod, really quick and so much fun to drive… Read Full Review

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“I payed £500 for my Metro, it was a 1.1c. I changed...”

Written on: 13/08/2005 by roadrunner85 (1 review written)

I payed £500 for my Metro, it was a 1.1c. I changed the engine for a 1.6 16 valver out of a 25. 145 bhp with vhpd throttle body conversion, with a jan speed inlet manifold, and kent high lift cams. sits quite nicely at 145mph with the cableshift pg1 gear box out of the mgtf. The handling is feeble as standard, but with Volkswagen Polo rear shocks, and MGTF front coil-overs, with the standard gti anti roll bars, it goes round corners like its on rails! The only thing to let it down is the rust… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Loved owning the Rover Metro GTi 16V K Series, loved...”

Written on: 07/09/2004 by jamieturbogti (1 review written)

Loved owning the Rover Metro GTi 16V K Series, loved the performance that you could get out of such a small engine, bags of power in reserve, when modified you can get an extra 50-70 bhp (if done properly), handling is brilliant compared to the standard metro… Read Full Review

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“All in all the Rover Metro GTi 16V K Series is one of...”

Written on: 19/08/2004 by SHAUNBOY (1 review written)

All in all the Rover Metro GTi 16V K Series is one of the best cars around, I think small nippy reliable you can fit a fur bit in the back, three kids no problem. Cheap to run and hardly any faults with it. What can i say, good on Rover Metros… Read Full Review

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“Bought my Rover Metro (GTa 16v) 2 months ago and I...”

Written on: 29/06/2004 by oldmiller8 (1 review written)

Bought my Rover Metro (GTa 16v) 2 months ago and I just love it! K reg with only 39,000 mls, bought it for £76 off ebay. Needs a bit of a touch up, rear arches, sills etc... Goes like a train, 120 mph! Overall 9.9/10… Read Full Review

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“The Rover Metro GTi 16v - K-Series are very good cars....”

Written on: 24/02/2004 by Ms GTa (2 reviews written)

The Rover Metro GTi 16v - K-Series are very good cars. I have the 1800 k series in mine and with uprated suspension it handles like a dream.
I rate them above many other cars I have driven and don't mind oblidging many a b/racer in other more normal cars in showing them the error of their ways if they laugh at my car.
Its quick, corners just as well. But still gives very good mpg… Read Full Review

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265320_Pot73R's Response to Ms GTa's Review

Written on: 01/11/2006

Any chance somebody could get in touch with me via the Review Centre Cars forum to give me some information on how easy the Rover Metro 1.8 K series goes in, and how to uprate my suspension?
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<br>Thanks
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“I'm running 165 bhp under my metro i've had it 2 years...”

Written on: 20/11/2003 by Trix (1 review written)

I'm running 165 bhp under my metro i've had it 2 years and so far spent 2k. so far i've blown away RS TURBOS/UNO TURBOS XR2/3i's and it feels great. All my mates who have been in my car have all commented on have fast it is and that they never thought such metro apart from the 6r4 could be as quick as it is… Read Full Review

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Morts's Response to Trix's Review

Written on: 17/09/2004

They follow the rule of being light, having good power and good gearing.
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<br>I was up at a track day, where i was pulling about 100 down one of the straights (thanks for the high final drive ford) in my standard XR2, a stanadard 16v metro was pulling 110!
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<br>It does have a power, weight and gearing advantage over the XR2 though! so unless your a cruddy driver these can be great track day cars!
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<br>They are only a 1.4 aren't they?
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<br>Oh forgot the XR2 is an 8v as well so the metro has an advantage there as well because 16valve heads give more power and torque than 8v ones. Just way more expensive to tune!
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<br>I just like the look of my XR2 too much and am happy with few mods i've got planned.
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<br>If i wanted to go nuts i would buy another mk2 fester and try and squeeze a cossie lump and 4x4 running gear in! :)
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<br>Whats your reg so i can keep an eye out and get out the way! ;)

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“I bought my Flame Red 1990 SPI Rover Metro GTI in 1992...”

Written on: 10/11/2003 by Paula H (1 review written)

I bought my Flame Red 1990 SPI Rover Metro GTI in 1992 with 8500 miles on the clock. It now has 54000 from new. It is mint and is probably one of the finest GTI's in existence. It is Motobuild of Hounslow modified - 2" bore exhaust ( it sounds gorgeous just like a BTCC car )& PiperCross Air Filter. Just these simple mods have increased the power on the Rolling Road from 95 to 108bhp. Torque is up too.These figures beat the MPI car in standard form. I am glad that it does not need a power… Read Full Review

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“These Rover Metro GTi 16v - K-Series cars are the best...”

Written on: 16/10/2003 by shabba (1 review written)

These Rover Metro GTi 16v - K-Series cars are the best hot hacth to buy cos cheap insurance fun to drive and very fast for a 1.4 i am gettin one for 250 off my brothers mate im only 16 but only 3 months to go before i am tearing past my mates in thier festers saxos and novas i have been for a ride in it and my god they fly the one im buying is spotless and has only 40.000 miles on clock i cant wait till im 17 and old enough to drive… Read Full Review

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“The Rover Metro GTi 16v - K-Series is great to drive...”

Written on: 15/10/2003 by kwhitt (1 review written)

The Rover Metro GTi 16v - K-Series is great to drive but is a big headace when they go wrong… Read Full Review

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“The Rover Metro GTi 16v - K-Series is a great addition...”

Written on: 30/09/2003 by vegascorp15 (1 review written)

The Rover Metro GTi 16v - K-Series is a great addition to the boy racer circle. A very fast little car indeed. Get one in good condition, and your laughing. The MPI version being the faster one with an additional 8bhp is recommended. Its great to see the look on the face of the bloke who just spent £11,000 on a Saxo VTS only to get beaten in a race by the good old Metro. Thumbs up, a classic hot hatch… Read Full Review

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“I have now bought another car, need one where i live,...”

Written on: 07/08/2003 by Ann1 (1 review written)

I have now bought another car, need one where i live, So do i buy another engine, or get the head gaskett done, or sell it?????

Has anyone else found this problem????

If repair does anyone no a good place, cheaply of course, In Mid Wales where i can get it done????

Please let reply!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“Owning a metro GTi 16v for my first car is brill, just...”

Written on: 07/07/2003 by Jonny. (1 review written)

Owning a metro GTi 16v for my first car is brill, just the other day had this ponse sat behind in his Ford RS Turbo (zzz) giving it some. Got to a straight road and he decided to try n overtake me, so i put me foot down and when he read me badge as i undertook him and left him 4 dust he was quite impressed when he rolled up 5 mins later at the same garage as me. He comments "Whats in that bonnet" I reply "About 165 BHP" 1.8 vvc (MGF Engine T160) "O" He replies When i tell him that it runs 0-60… Read Full Review

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A Man's Response to 113591_Jonny.'s Review

Written on: 02/09/2003

yeah thats great but your still driving a rover metro and hes driving a car built for performance whereas you have put a big engine in a car built mainly for shopping. on a race track the focus would blow your car into the weeds. sorry

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Speedfreak19's Response to 113591_Jonny.'s Review

Written on: 09/02/2004

They are sweet cars especialy when you put your foot down, but a Rover turbo engine conversion(not Metro Turbo)and some mods with around 260bhp is sweet n fast. I can tell ya. Im looking into a nos system...not many cars can keep up, ive gave sum tuned up cars like scoobies n supras a run for there money, hav lost but only by a inch..beats r5 turbos...ive only got like 134mph so far due to not many long straights in my town, loads ov torque....fastest metro I no....u might not believe me but thats fine...

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Dazboss's Response to 113591_Jonny.'s Review

Written on: 07/01/2004

METRO'S RULE
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<br>VIST http://www.performancemetro.com its a great little club. Theres a great little car. Yes they rust name me a car that doesnt rust? (part from a alu body one) every car does & with age it comes DUURRRR

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Wesking's Response to 113591_Jonny.'s Review

Written on: 27/12/2003

Come on lads its a rusty old skip on wheels wudn't get many looks from the ladies in it. Alrite they shift a bit for their engine size but its just aswell cos who wud want to look at one parked up or cruisin about!

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Macca's Response to 113591_Jonny.'s Review

Written on: 26/11/2003

Some noisy Metro Rio just ovetook me in my 167bhp ZX 16v. I immediately thought 'Metro' get real but only just got back at him. What the hecks going on? It didnt even have alloys. I had a Metro GTA and remember it doesnt like anything over 80mph as the steering is so light and vague at speed. I overtook this guy at 120, he must of had white knuckles holding on to the wheel!

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Gordyboy7985's Response to 113591_Jonny.'s Review

Written on: 17/11/2003

Sounds like a lot of fun this metro and they should not be understated! I have also just bought a metro gti 16v and a hoping to drop a other larger k series into it eg 1.6,1.8,2.0 gti lump. Is there anyone out there who as done this all ready or has the know how? some pointers would be much appricated. cheers Gordon

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Colvvc's Response to 113591_Jonny.'s Review

Written on: 12/10/2003

regarding Comment by a man on 2nd Sep 2003
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<br>Nonsence. 2 friends of mine run metro's in the SMRC and are eating race spec integra's etc. And remember, the MGF is a car built for speed, and its developed from a metro. The bigger engine is infact a bored out versiuon of the st engine, so the car setup is unchanged, unlike 2.0L corsa'a or similar.
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<br>great cars!
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<br>col

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