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Rover 25 1.4 i (84ps) 5d (2001/Y)

Rover 25 1.4 i (84ps) 5d (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Fuel economy is reasonable, comfortable ride

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Review submitted by
James Hall on

Rover 25 (99-05)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Reserved, understated, maybe a little bit classy.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, they are too unreliable- minor mechanical problems don't tend to happen but the engine is very prone to failures.

What are you likely to buy next?
PT Cruiser

Buying experience

3 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?
June 2009

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

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Handling is smooth and easy, but the vehicle lacks midrange power; you have to push it hard to get any decent performance out of it between 40-60mph

What's it like to park?
Easy enough thanks to a tight turning circle and the relatively small size of the vehicle.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Head gasket prone to failure around 65,000 miles; has happened on all 3 Rover 200/ 25 models I have driven. Also problems with alarm system on all 3 vehicles.

What's most practical about your car?
Fuel economy is reasonable, comfortable ride

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Stock sound system is decent quality thanks to well-placed speakers

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