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Rover 25 1.8 GTi VVC 3d (2001/Y)

Rover 25 1.8 GTi VVC 3d (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Real driver's car... great fun! Handles well and good feedback, although the steering is a little heavy and brakes could be a bit sharper for my liking.
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Rover 25 (99-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Great value now the MG derivatives are out.

Costs

3 out of 5

Good MPG considering the power. High insurance though at group 14.

Driving

4 out of 5

Real driver's car... great fun! Handles well and good feedback, although the steering is a little heavy and brakes could be a bit sharper for my liking.

Performance

4 out of 5

0-60 in 7.8 secs with 148bhp says it all really. Very smooth power delivery from the VVC engine.

Reliability

3 out of 5

9000 miles mostly trouble free motoring. Idle sticking problem when new, resolved by dealer under warranty.

Image

3 out of 5

Rover badge isn't too hot on the image front, but the 25 has got great looks.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Considering it's a sportscar, there is a good balance on damping and doesn't cause too much trouble on long distance driving.

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Insurance group: 29

Security

4 out of 5

Factory fitted alarm/immobiliser for GTi, but would go for further security such as steering lock.

Service

3 out of 5

Dealers are very good and treat you well. Rover HQ needs to revise some of its processes though, for helping the dealers on technical problems.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
Idle revs sticking higher than usual when new - fixed by dealer.

Gearbox
-

Other
Some interior build quality issues.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes