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Rover 25 1.6 iL 5d (2003/03)

Rover 25 1.6 iL 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

Much better than the older 200, very positive feel.
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Rover 25 (99-05)

Value

3 out of 5

There are better value for many cars around and Rovers devalue overnight, sadly.

Costs

4 out of 5

Relatively cheap to buy £6000 with only 5000 miles on clock.

Driving

4 out of 5

Much better than the older 200, very positive feel.

Performance

4 out of 5

Takes a lot of revs to get it going, but once it is, it has plenty of poke.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Generally good, Boot has failed to shut on many occasions, seems to work loose and needs adjusting, not handy when left with shopping on a cold winters night and a screaming baby! Also failed to start once, apart from that OK

Image

5 out of 5

Classy Chrome, Cool curves and it's British

Comfort

4 out of 5

IL model has lumber support adjuster that helps comfort, clutch pedal a bit far left with no foot rest, which would be nice.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

4 out of 5

Motion sensor alarm and immobiliser, so not bad at all.

Service

5 out of 5

Main dealers tend to be very helpful, Caffyns in Lewes especially good. Sadly of course now Rover is out of business so are most of the dealers

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
Failed to start once, coil lead had come off.

Gearbox
Seems to have trouble getting into 1st on stand still.

Other
Silly inside door handle comes off when you slam the door too hard.

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