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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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39 reader reviews for Rover 25 Hatchback.
  • 1.4 iL 16v 5dr

    John Daisley Date: 09/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Very capable and underrated.

    Spacious and comfortable with excellent handling but an overly firm ride.

    The 83PS engine is a little underpowered and needs revving hard. The higher-powered engine is a much better option for not a lot more money.

  • 1.6 iS 16v 5dr

    kerri levene Date: 18/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for two years and I can honestly say I will never have another.

    Problems from the word go - water pump, driver's window falling in, boot lock just failed, and lots of other niggly things which have made it seem like the problems never end.

    The car is a lovely drive but for reliability I couldn't recommend it to anyone.

  • 1.4 iL 16v 3dr

    Andrew Prest Date: 17/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have now owned this car for two years and can honestly say that I have had nothing but problems. Some larger problems include needing to replace the engine-management system, engine wiring loom, driver's window after it fell into the door while driving, replacing the boot lock after this failed internally, a faulty alarm and leaking shocks to mention just a few! All this from a car less than four years old!

    I can by no means recommend this car. Two colleagues of mine also have newer 25s and both are experiencing similar ongoing problems!

  • 1.6 SEi 5dr

    phillip noke , lancashire . Date: 27/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have test driven this car and was very disappointed with the cabin. The elecric window switch came away from the housing when I dropped the window. There were lots of rattles when going a speed. The brakes were excellent.

    I own a rover 25 /04 and went to buy the new-style rover but I would not swap it for the new model.

Rover 25 Hatchback

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