Which used Rover 45 hatchback should I buy?
Ignore the diesel versions, for a start. The 2.0-litre turbodiesel is available in two states of tune, 100 and 110bhp, yet even the more powerful version fails to do the business. It's short of low-down punch and, perhaps more crucially, it's unrefined. If you want a quiet, civilised life, it's best avoided.
The 2.0-litre KV6 engine was well received and worked well with the Steptronic CVT automatic gearbox, but whether such a small car merited such a large engine is debateable.