Ownership cost

Rover CityRover Hatchback (03 - 05) review

(2003 - 2005)
Rover CityRover Hatchback (03 - 05)
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What used Rover Cityrover hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Rover Cityrover hatchback?

This was a very cheap car to start with, and values took a nosedive when Rover went belly-up. Although buyers of the new car were stung, this is good news for used buyers.

However, the runnning costs don't match its low prices. The 1.4-litre engine will return an average of only 37.9mpg, for example, while many competitors of the same era are up in the 50s and even the 60s.

The only saving grace is that servicing costs will be helped by the fact that you'll have no choice but to take the car to an independent dealer for routine work.