We use cookies on whatcar.com to improve your browsing experience and to provide you with relevant content and advertising, by continuing to use our site you agree to this. Please see our privacy policy for more details. Continue

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

For The 25 is cheap, quiet and has a roomy boot. Fuel consumption is good on petrols, too

Against The interior is plain, build quality is iffy, the turbodiesel is unrefined, and safety standards are poor

Verdict It's a cheap supermini with a decent drive, but well past its sell-by date

Go for… 1.4-litre petrol 5dr

Avoid… 2.0 turbodiesel

Rover 25 Hatchback
  • 1. There's reasonable space for passengers, but getting into the back seats in the three-door is difficult
  • 2. Used prices nose-dived when Rover went bust, but they’ve since stabilised
  • 3. The petrol engines are vulnerable to head gasket trouble if the coolant is allowed to get too low
  • 4. Inspect the inside of the oil filler cap - any milk-like emulsion there means trouble
  • 5. Look for uneven tyre wear and be sure the car tracks straight and turns smartly in to corners
advertisement
Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014