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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-Metro-Diesel-23000-Full-History-/142222718421?hash=item211d2275d5:g:2TsAAOSwA3dYXpZD

Birmingham = 1.5PSA dizzle engine and LOTS of welding needed.

 

 

  • Reason(s) for failure
    front registration plate deteriorated (6.3.1d)
    nearside rear Gas suspension supply pipe insecure (2.4.D.3)
    offside front Headlamp aim too low (1.8)
    offside Rear fog lamp not working (1.3.2b)
    nearside front Brake pipe excessively corroded to flexey (3.6.B.2c)
    nearside front Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings jacking pint (6.1.B.2)
    offside front Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings jaking pint (6.1.B.2)
    offside rear Body or chassis has excessive corrosion, seriously affecting its strength within 30cm of the body mountings rear sill/arch (6.1.B.2)
  • Advisory notice item(s)
    offside suspension low
    both rear wheel archis corroded
    front crossmember corroded
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You can get one in most news agents. These days though it is actually possible to also get online http://metro.co.uk, however it really depends on your preference, as I am aware having a physical copy is sometimes better.

 

Edit: It would appear it's not available in news agents and unsure if distributed in your area. Some travel may be required.

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Hednesford WS12. Never been welded, tidy interior does, need some minor attention to the rear archs and two areas underneath. It is however a Cat C, rear end damage, which pushed the rear apron panel in and creased the floor. Tailgate wouldn't shut when I bought it, remedied by my tame body man and his jig.

 

Owned since March 2010 at 33000 miles, now about 48000 miles. Its had Gates cam belt and kit,o.e. spec water pump, discs and pads, new starter motor, full service. 55 mpg local, 65-70 motorway.

 

I have the original handbook, most service history, two keys, immobiliser  removed after a FTP shortly after I bought it.

 

Apart from that, totally reliable to date. If interested I can take some more pics next time I'm at my unit.

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Registration number: P531JDA
 
  • Vehicle makeROVER
  • Vehicle model100
  • Date first used12 February 1997
  • Fuel typeDiesel
  • ColourBlue
 
MOT history of this vehicle
  • Test date13 August 2016
  • Expiry date12 August 2017
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading48,485 miles
  • MOT test number3317 9765 8537
  • Advisory notice item(s)
    offside front tyre cracking
    offside front Body has slight corrosion just in front off jacking point (6.1.B.2)
    nearside Body has slight corrosion mid floor to to sill (6.1.B.2)
  • Test date1 May 2015
  • Expiry date30 April 2016
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading48,459 miles
  • MOT test number3054 9192 5187
  • Advisory notice item(s)
    Under-trays fitted obscuring some underside components
  • Test date27 March 2014
  • Expiry date26 March 2015
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading45,394 miles
  • MOT test number5556 7648 4039
  • Test date25 March 2014
  • Test ResultFail
  • Odometer reading45,394 miles
  • MOT test number8066 5488 4023
  • Reason(s) for failure
    Rear fog lamp not working (1.3.2b)
    Offside Front Lower Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
    Nearside Front Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1)
    Nearside Rear Mechanical brake component has restricted free movement (3.5.1k)
    Offside Rear Mechanical brake component has restricted free movement (3.5.1k)
  • Test date20 March 2013
  • Expiry date25 March 2014
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading38,212 miles
  • MOT test number9789 3977 3051
  • Test date19 March 2013
  • Test ResultFail
  • Odometer reading38,212 miles
  • MOT test number3883 5817 3079
  • Reason(s) for failure
    Offside rear brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.5a)
  • Test date26 March 2012
  • Expiry date25 March 2013
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading37,319 miles
  • MOT test number2782 2628 2067
  • Test date26 March 2012
  • Test ResultFail
  • Odometer reading37,319 miles
  • MOT test number3069 8658 2027
  • Reason(s) for failure
    Offside rear brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.5a)
    Offside rear parking brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.6a)
    Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
  • Test date23 March 2011
  • Expiry date22 March 2012
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading35,290 miles
  • MOT test number1491 8268 1464
  • Advisory notice item(s)
    Battery insecure
  • Test date21 March 2011
  • Test ResultFail
  • Odometer reading35,290 miles
  • MOT test number1367 1088 1429
  • Reason(s) for failure
    Front Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid (8.2.3)
    Brakes imbalanced across an axle (3.7.B.5b)
  • Advisory notice item(s)
    Battery insecure
  • Test date22 March 2010
  • Expiry date21 March 2011
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading33,664 miles
  • MOT test number5613 7128 0034
  • Advisory notice item(s)
    Parking brake: parking brake efficiency only just met. It would appear that the braking system requires adjustment or repair. (3.7.B.7)
    Brakes imbalanced requirements only just met. It would appear that the braking system requires adjustment or repair. (3.7.B.5b)
    nsr hand brake cable has a slight seized clevis joint pivot
  • Test date2 June 2008
  • Expiry date7 June 2009
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading29,775 miles
  • MOT test number5733 9455 8148
  • Test date5 June 2007
  • Expiry date7 June 2008
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading28,663 miles
  • MOT test number2833 7665 7171
  • Advisory notice item(s)
    Offside Front Upper Ball joint has slight play (2.2.B.1f)
    play in n/s front top ball joint ; borderline pass advise early replacement
    area of perforated corrosion at n/s floor ; not in prescribed area
  • Test date8 June 2006
  • Expiry date7 June 2007
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading26,002 miles
  • MOT test number7835 5915 6171
  • Advisory notice item(s)
    Offside Front Upper Suspension arm has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
    Nearside Front Upper Suspension arm has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
  • Test date8 June 2006
  • Test ResultFail
  • Odometer reading26,002 miles
  • MOT test number2445 5915 6447
  • Reason(s) for failure
    Exhaust emits an excessive level of metered smoke for a non-turbo charged engine (7.4.B.3b)
  • Advisory notice item(s)
    Offside Front Upper Suspension arm has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
    Nearside Front Upper Suspension arm has slight play in a ball joint (2.4.G.2)
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I used to think that, but now somehow a k-series/diesel one seems an appealing tool for bombing round the lanes where I live. The narrowness of these seems like a useful quality.

This is indeed the case. They are also small enough to spin round twice within the width of the A470, thereby avoiding landing upside down in the River Wye, which can be a very handy feature.

 

Edit: that was an A-series 1.3, mind. Diesel Metros are going against nature.

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Ill take the punch in the balls if thats still an alternative.

If its a K series then Im right behind you in getting my balls kicked. But I'd have another A series one.

Dont get me wrong, they drive like a Go-kart and the K series is a good punchy little engine.

I just fooking hated my K series ones for all the rust issues, which lets face it by that age of car should really have been sorted out by Rover.

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When BAe owned Rover and also owned the firm for which I worked, one of the perks was a 'Management Vehicle Ownership Scheme'  - a silly name for a lease deal featuring the Rover product range.  The mileage limit was 8,000 miles, not per annum, it just meant that you swapped your car for another one when the miles were up.  For me, it meant three new cars per year.  Initially I had a turbo diesel 200 (impressive in a slightly agricultural way), then a couple of 100 Kensingtons, followed by a succession of Mini Coopers and a City.  My wife and son liked the 100s (metro) but I disliked the broad sill and uncomfortable driving position.  We also had a couple of Metro vans at work.  Bloody horrible things.  I much preferred the Minis.  Thinking about it, they were probably responsible for shaking my kidney stones loose.  I agree that narrow cars are a hoot to drive in narrow streets and lanes.  The tailgating bloated modern stuff can often be left behind in a shrapnel of wing mirrors when they realise a bit late that blindly following is an expensive mistake.

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