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Rover 25 1.6 iS 5d (2000/W)

Rover 25 1.6 iS 5d (2000/W) - Owner Review

The 25 benefits from a stiffer suspension, a firmer ride and has more 'sporty' feel than the old 200 series.
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Rover 25 (99-05)

Value

3 out of 5

Average value. Suffers rather steep depreciation when compared to others.

Costs

3 out of 5

Reasonable to run and to insure. But manufacturer fuel consumption is a bit optimistic.

Driving

4 out of 5

The 25 benefits from a stiffer suspension, a firmer ride and has more 'sporty' feel than the old 200 series.

Performance

4 out of 5

Excellent performance for minimal money. Quite nippy and pulls away quicky at lights.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Reliability leaves a lot to be desired. Car been back to dealer a couple of times for minor problems.

Image

3 out of 5

Not much of an image for the young. Rover marque still considers to be a bit of an old man's express.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Ride is quite good and a bit firm but not bumpy. Basic sports seats could be more supportive and offer more lateral/lower back supports.

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Insurance group: 15

Security

2 out of 5

Not had it stolen for a few months of ownership. But people complaints about poor factory-fitted alarm/immobiliser.

Service

5 out of 5

My local Rover dealer (Quicks) has been supportive and corrected problems promptly. No problems at all.

Problems

Bodywork
Very slight corrosion on the front chrome grille (replaced) and around window sills.

Engine
Clutch cable had to be replaced after 11,000 miles due to corrosion.

Gearbox
Rather notchy gear change.

Other
Squeal coming from front brakes when applying brakes. Dealer couldn't fix and said it's normal.

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