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Rover 25 1.8 GTi VVC 5d (2000/X)

Rover 25 1.8 GTi VVC 5d (2000/X) - Owner Review

The VVC engine is, in my opinion, one of the best engines in existence. It delivers what you need, when you need it. The seats could use more support, when cornering in anger.
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Rover 25 (99-05)

Value

5 out of 5

Bought fully loaded for £11500, second hand with 8000 miles on the clock.

Costs

4 out of 5

Insurance is a bit of a killer - group 14 compared to the 1.8iS's group seven. It's worth it though!

Driving

5 out of 5

The VVC engine is, in my opinion, one of the best engines in existence. It delivers what you need, when you need it. The seats could use more support, when cornering in anger.

Performance

5 out of 5

You can't get a faster new-ish car for the money. Handling is pin-sharp.

Reliability

4 out of 5

It's only one year old. I needed a new rear shock, but that was covered by warranty.

Image

4 out of 5

With the launch of MG's new ZR,

Comfort

3 out of 5

Not good for long journeys, but get real - this wasn't designed with the M1 in mind.

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Insurance group: 29

Security

4 out of 5

It's still on my driveway. What more can I say?

Service

5 out of 5

Always get a courtesy car, and had no aggrovation when claiming under warranty.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Needed new rear shock due to squeaking.

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