Rover seem to get a lot of bad press yet I've no idea why.
This is my third Turbo Diesel from them and I am currently trying to buy a newish 54/05 similar model which is proving difficult. You don't see many second hand version of this 45 and I can understand why. Nobody wants to part with them.
Good stable drive. Slow from the lights but will pick up on most similar 1.8 - 2l petrols within seconds through second, third and fourth.
Over 72,000 thousand miles from newfour4 years ago and estmate 55 mpg.
I have one problem with sticky front electric window but a squirt of WD40 cured this.
Car has been serviced regularly and no major problems - or minor ones! Seen a 54 plate ZS 2L turbo and very tempted at £7988.
The Rover 45 is bettered by more modern rivals however it's far from disgraced. As a used car you get a good quality, reliable workhorse for little money.
The Rover steers and handles very well and is a comfortable car to drive. The engine pulls strongly in 5th gear and endows the car with a good turn of speed. It's especially good on the motorway in being able to pick up speed and overtake.
The headlights on the car are first class which makes night driving safer and easier.
The car is also economical to run. I currently average 47mpg which covers my journeys to work, which is mostly city work, however on the open road the car regularly does 52mpg.
At 48k miles I've had no reliability problems with my car and would be happy to buy another MG/Rover car.
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