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Rover 25 1.4 iE (84ps) 3d (2000/W)

Rover 25 1.4 iE (84ps) 3d (2000/W) - Owner Review

Good whilst going forward. But you try to reverse it! I find that the headrest is in the way and the mirrors are too low to get a good view but i think thats because i am tall. Driving position could be better. Nippy though!
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Rover 25 (99-05)

Value

4 out of 5

You get alot of car for your money, but the value depreciates too quickly! don't buy one as an investment.

Costs

4 out of 5

Never had a problem in 6 months. Petrol consumption is not to bad. HIGH INSURANCE!!!

Driving

3 out of 5

Good whilst going forward. But you try to reverse it! I find that the headrest is in the way and the mirrors are too low to get a good view but i think thats because i am tall. Driving position could be better. Nippy though!

Performance

4 out of 5

Boy recers try and beat me at the lights, they dont stand a chance! My car is only the 1.4 16v twin cam modle but it has as much accelaration as my uncles Celica. The car is fast but i feel it struggles on the motorway so go for a bigger engine.

Reliability

5 out of 5

The only thing i had go wrong was a flat tyre. Other than that it is fine.

Image

4 out of 5

The evil headlights give the car a aggresive look. Get one with alloys as trims do nothing for it what so ever. I think you have to be a certain type of person to appriciate it. Not a boy-racer

Comfort

5 out of 5

Ripped out the original rover seats after 2 days and fitted a MGZR half leather interior which is fantastic and holds you in place if you take a bend a little shaper than you should. (Not that i drive like an idiot :-) )

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Insurance group: 11

Security

4 out of 5

Security seems good. Never had a problem although the keyfob is a bit big and bulky. Alarm could be louder...

Service

2 out of 5

I had a mini cooper from the same rover dealership and it was in for repair every 5 minutes. They got oil on the leather steering wheen and would not sort it out. other than that ok.

Problems

Bodywork
scratches easily but looks fantastic when polished

Engine
quiet as a mouse. When driven harshly sounds very satisfying

Gearbox
I think the syncrmesh has gone in mine and it clunks everytime i put it into reverse.

Other
I find the driving position quite annoying but it is because i am tall and all i can see is the top of the window. But other than that it is'nt too bad

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes