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Rover 25 1.4 Impression S 5d (2003/03)

Rover 25 1.4 Impression S 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

Great car to drive, easy and relaxed but can be a good laugh out of town too.
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Rover 25 (99-05)

Value

3 out of 5

Not bad for me - I bought it at 18 months old, but I understand initial depreciation is savage!

Costs

4 out of 5

Good MPG, dealer seems alright. Was pleased to note that it doesn't require expensive special tyres despite having alloy wheels.

Driving

4 out of 5

Great car to drive, easy and relaxed but can be a good laugh out of town too.

Performance

4 out of 5

Hugely fast for a 1.4, although it took me a while to realise how much it needs to be worked to extract this performance. genuinely quick (as standard cars go that it, its no GTi).

Reliability

4 out of 5

Hasn't stopped, always starts and runs sweetly, but so it should really! Windscreen washers broke though, so did the central locking (fixed under warranty by friendly dealer).

Image

3 out of 5

Bit of an old mans car and since I'm not even quite 20 yet I guess I look a bit out of place! I think its a good looking car though, looks like a quality item.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Quiet and smooth, relaxed even at 80mph. Got me 400 miles to Cornwall without too many aches. Rattle from behind steering column sadly driving me insane though - and the quiet and refinement makes the rattle even more obvious!!

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Insurance group: 11

Security

3 out of 5

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Service

4 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
Boot shutline wonky - fixed by dealer free.

Engine
Coolant loss, fixed by dealer free.

Gearbox
None.

Other
Windscreen washers and central locking motor broke, also fixed free in one day by dealer.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes