Used Rover CityRover Hatchback 2003 - 2005 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

2003 - 2005 review
Rover CityRover Hatchback (03 - 05)
  • Rover CityRover Hatchback (03 - 05)
  • Rover CityRover Hatchback (03 - 05)
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Our recommendations

Which used Rover Cityrover hatchback should I buy?

There's just one engine available - a 1.4-litre petrol engine with 84bhp - and it gives better performance than you'll find in most city cars. It feels sprightly around city streets and, unlike most city cars, it feels like it has plenty more to give on the motorway.

There are four versions to choose from. The entry-level Solo comes with a height-adjustable steering wheel, an alarm and a split-folding rear seat. Second-rung Sprite models add alloy wheels, remote central locking and a CD player, while our favourite, the Select model, gets air-con and also provides a full set of electric windows.

The most expensive Style version receives the anti-lock brakes and a passenger airbag that the other models miss out on, but the extra amount you'll have to pay is ridiculous.

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