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Rover 25 1.4 Impression 3d (2001/Y)

Rover 25 1.4 Impression 3d (2001/Y) - Owner Review

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Review submitted by
Bob Bobert on

Rover 25 (99-05)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That you are on a budget probably.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think its a good little car, ideal for my first car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, i'd rather get something a little more refined.

What are you likely to buy next?
Perhaps an MG ZT 1.8 "120".

Buying experience

5 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
November 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, I only paid £300 for it and it was in good condition. Recently had the cam belt changed.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It was cheap.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
The gearbox is somtimes difficult to select first and reverse gears. Especially when the engine is cold. The clutch is quite strange as you have to rev the car to 2000+ rpm before moving off else it will stall or nearly stall.The driving position is rather poorly laid out with a low down steering wheel which sits between your knees and the seat isn't adjustable for height. On the positive side, the car is quite a relaxing cruiser at 50mph or so, and it handles okay. It would be nice to have a bit more torque because you find yourself having to shift down to drive up slight inclines. When pushed, the engine sounds very stressed at anything above 3000rpm and this becomes rather tiresome at motorway speeds. The car is good on fuel however.

What's it like to park?
Big windows make it easy.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The rear wiper doesn't work. The alternator has failed and been replaced. An engine warning light is on because of an incorrect fuel trim. Not too bothered as it passed its mot.

What's most practical about your car?
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Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Aftermarket cd player. The car is very basic in standard form, no AC for example.

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