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Rover 25 1.4 i (84ps) 3d (2000/V)

Rover 25 1.4 i (84ps) 3d (2000/V) - Owner Review

It does ok on fuel and it's relatively cheap to insure.

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Review submitted by
Martin Wright on

Rover 25 (99-05)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That I don't care about my image from my car.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
The faults and failures with it are a running joke. Everyone who knows about it says I should replace it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No! I have never had to spend the amount of money fixing a car and keeping it running that I have had to on this one. I got this because I needed something economical for my long drive into work. After this I am going back to only buying Honda/Mazda/Toyota cars.

What are you likely to buy next?
Honda Civic (what I had before this 25) or Mazda 6.

Buying experience

4 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?
July 2003

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Basic handling was poor. Stiffen the springs and put on some good rubber and it handles alot more lively. Engine response in the 1.4 is better than any of the other 1.4s I have driven.

What's it like to park?
Parking is easy with good visability.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Bodywork rust, 2 lambda sensor failures, 2 catalitic converter failures and more exhaust parts than I can count. Speedometer goes on strike when it rains heavily. The latest failure of a head gasket and part of the radiator system has cost a nice packet at christmas. Numerous other niggles and faults along with blowing more lights than blackpool illuminations All that said... it's never failed to make it to whatever destination I was going to.

What's most practical about your car?
It does ok on fuel and it's relatively cheap to insure.

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