Owners' Review

Choose a different review

Rover 25 2.0D iS 3d (2001/X)

Rover 25 2.0D iS 3d (2001/X) - Owner Review

The Rover 25 is a more accomplished car to drive than the 200 it replaced. Stiffy suspension and uprated chassis give it a sportier feel. However, the MG-ZR has more thrills per mile.
4

Want to know everything there is to know about this car? Then click on a link to see other car buying advice and help including car reviewscar valuations and cars for sale.

Review submitted by
Anonymous on

Rover 25 (99-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Now that Rover have joined most other UK retailers in reducing their prices to fall in line with European costs, and with the re-classing of the model to 'Super-Mini', the 25 makes very good sense.

Costs

3 out of 5

Running costs are average. Rovers have always commanded rather high insurance prices. The TD's fuel economy is excellent considering its performance level. Services from main dealers also steep.

Driving

5 out of 5

The Rover 25 is a more accomplished car to drive than the 200 it replaced. Stiffy suspension and uprated chassis give it a sportier feel. However, the MG-ZR has more thrills per mile.

Performance

5 out of 5

The 25's direct fuel injected, turbo-charged, inter-cooled Diesel engine is a real performer! As much torque as the 75's V6 engine and 101bhp. Fun from a diesel - you bet!

Reliability

5 out of 5

Mechanically, the 25 is faultless. Gone are the '80s problems of EMU with minds of their own. The petrol K-series engines are award winning marvels and the TD is in a class of its own.

Image

4 out of 5

Rover have had to try hard to ditch their past German owner's remarks and have introduced the MG Saloon range to boost their image. Unfortunately, this distracts from the excellent Rover badged models.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Rear seats are rather upright and hard. Front seats are very supportive and have a good feel. Handling is excellent with wide alloys and the uprated suspension.

Get an Insurance Quote

We've gathered the biggest companies on the market in one place to save you money.

Insurance group: 15

Security

4 out of 5

Security is very good with perimetric alarm and immobiliser as standard. However, the range is let down by the option of a volumetric alarm, which should be standard equipment.

Service

2 out of 5

Although I have rated this as a 2 star, the overall service is a 4. The service from my original dealer, CD Brammal was appauling, whereas Evans Halshaw were excellent. CHOOSE your dealer!

Problems

Bodywork
Small build problems with the headlights and the rear quarterlights, but nothing major.

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Some interior trim problems, such as illuminated switches and centre console, but nothing major.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes