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Rover 25 1.4 Impression S 3d (2003/03)

Rover 25 1.4 Impression S 3d (2003/03) - Owner Review

Great boot size for the overall size of the car, quick off the mark (1.4 fuel injection) and very easy to park.
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Review submitted by
Joshua Sykes on

Rover 25 1.4 Impression S 3d (2003/03)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
To be taken seriously as a young & driving adult. It has both a modern and sporting look to it.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Some people seem a bit shocked that I drive this car because its always kept so clean, standard Impression S sport alloys.. Its an impressor for sure!

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would buy and recommend this car 100%! As a more up-market first time car its got everything you could dream of. Practical on all ages. (I am a first-time driver, aged 19, job involves frequent driving, spend alot of time with this car).

What are you likely to buy next?
I cant say I'll move on from the Rover 25, or Rover at all for a long while yet.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£1,100

When did you buy the car?
July 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
This car had one previous owner who bought direct from Rover brand new in 2003. Kept the car spotless, serviced every 10,000, never had a problem and I bought it at exactly 66,109 miles, ecstatic for the age!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Ive always admired Rover, the Rover 25 and the whole "British-ness" of homegrown motors. This is also my first car, could afford something a bit more up-to-date than your usual "first car" car range.

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very smooth drive, great on motorways/long journeys and at greater speeds it holds very well.

What's it like to park?
All parking techniques can be executed at ease with this car.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Trouble-free car, had head gasket checked as a pre-caution but honestly nothing on the Rover 25 2003+ models for the "Rovers eat head gaskets for breakfast" moaners.

What's most practical about your car?
Great boot size for the overall size of the car, quick off the mark (1.4 fuel injection) and very easy to park.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Sunroof gives it that elegance in the Summer time.

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