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Rover 25 1.6 iS 3d (2000/W)

Rover 25 1.6 iS 3d (2000/W) - Owner Review

Very tight handling and an involving drive - lots of fun on twisty bits.
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Rover 25 (99-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Good value for money. Not much kit, but dirt cheap.

Costs

5 out of 5

Fuel, tax, and insurance *shrug*

Driving

4 out of 5

Very tight handling and an involving drive - lots of fun on twisty bits.

Performance

4 out of 5

1.6 is a good warm hatch - good in the traffic-light Grand Prix and has some nice mid-range overtaking torque too.

Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems, except from previous owner abuse.

Image

4 out of 5

In the right colour with alloys they look nice, especially the coupe-ish 3 door, but still some people attach a stigma to owning a Rover...

Comfort

3 out of 5

Ok. Seats hold you quite well and the front's okay, but the back is tight and I end up with lower back pain after long journies.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

3 out of 5

Mine is still here, but I wouldn't trust the alarm...

Service

2 out of 5

Quicks of Leamington provided an appalling service - rude, inefficient, incompetent, and on occasion downright liars. Find yourself a decent dealer, though, and you'll be okay.

Problems

Bodywork
Stone chips (50k miles) and rust on door edge due to idiot previous owner opening into brick walls.

Engine
-

Gearbox
Occasional crunch and unwillingness to select first and reverse.

Other
Occasional trim rattles.

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