Used Rover 45 Hatchback 1999 - 2005 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

Rover 45 Hatchback
  • Rover 45 Hatchback
  • Rover 45 Hatchback

What's the used Rover 45 hatchback like?

The Rover 45 replaced the Honda Civic-based 400 in 1999, but it was far from an all-new model. The headlights, front grille and bumpers were revised, but much of the bodywork remained the same, although the engines and interior were revamped.

Two models were launched, a four-door saloon and this more practical, family-friendly five-door hatch. The petrol engines have always enjoyed a good reputation for refinement and performance, and the gearboxes are good, too.