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

Overall reader verdict 4 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
    4 out of 5 stars

Own or drive this car?

Submit your own review here
14 reader reviews for Rover 45 Hatchback.
  • 1.6 iS 16v 5dr

    Halil Balim Date: 26/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    In 1998 I bought my first Rover car, a 400 1.6 Si; I used this car for two years without having any problems. I sold this car in 2000 and until October 2005 I tried four good and more expensive brands, but I couldn't get the same joy and satisfaction while driving these cars.

    So I bought a Rover 45 and I am still using this car. I am very glad to have a Rover again. After driving my car several times, my wife also decided to have a Rover and we bought another Rover for her. I won't think about changing my car for years.

  • 2.0 TD Club SE 5dr

    David Keith Jones , Staffs . Date: 24/12/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this low mileage 54-plate hatchback five months ago, having previously done 92,000 miles in a turbodiesel Rover 400 hatchback, and found it to be excellent.

    I really like the 45. It is comfortable and pleasing to drive. It does 50mpg on long journeys and has so far (at 27,000 miles) proved totally reliable. I drove to Santiago di Compostella in northern Spain and back (over 3000 miles) in September, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole drive.

    It has good acceleration, and is great at climbing hills. It's a very practical hatchback. I am very happy with this car.

  • 1.6 iXS 16v 5dr

    Janette Sait , Hampshire . Date: 17/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have only just bought this car against everyone's advice, largely due to the fact that Rover are no longer in business. I have had no problems with parts when it has been serviced and find it ecconomical and comfortable. I am really glad I bought the car and wouldn't hesitate to buy another.

  • 1.8i 16v Impression S 5dr

    Alan Marriott Date: 28/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Rather underated. Handles very well - precise steering , 03 model even better than previous one, goes very well - lots of torque from the 1.8 petrol engine (max torque is at about 2,700 rpm),very comfortable and economical, good size boot. This car has a lot going for it.

Rover 45 Hatchback

Continue to prices, equipment and options »

What Car? buying help and car info

Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2014