1995 Rover 400 – Rover car specifications review

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1995 Rover 400

Rover 400

4dr saloon and 5dr hatch, 1.4 8v and 16v, 2.0 turbo diesel and intercooled diesel [base, i, Si, SE, SLi, iE, iS, iL, XL, Executive, D, SD, SDi, SLDi,

The Rover 400 announced in 1995 was the of the company`s collaborations with It was based on the same design by the Japanese company`s Civic but was executed with a touch class. Chrome and wood couldn`t, however, hide the that, despite Rover`s this was not a Mondeo-sized car. Escort and you`ll be pleasantly to find the Rover a little than you expect.

It`s a family hatchback all-rounder.

As we`ve said, the 400 is a little than its family hatchback some six inches longer an Escort and a foot longer Peugeot`s 306. Five can be accommodated reasonably comfortably, but impressive is the capacious boot, makes the most of the Rover`s inches. Inside the cabin, isn`t quite as much as the exterior packaging suggests.

user-friendly features include of oddment space for maps, and coins and you`ll find the stereo display is separate the actual unit, making the of it effectively pointless. Every will have a driver`s while a passenger-side `bag was an below SLi level. On the security a dual perimetric and volumetric system with passive immobilisation was also standard the range.

Most versions have front windows and, June 1997, air conditioning.

The M-reg 1.4-litre five-door start from around with more typical starting at around ?800. Pay or ?300 more respectively for i and Si trim. Later 97P cars are ?1,200 and a 99T should cost under ?1,650.

At 1.6-litre you get the choice of saloon or hatch. The 1.6-litre five-door models at about ?700.

Pay ?100 or more respectively for plusher Si and SLi Saloon models are worth less. The 2.0-litre petrol and hatchbacks start at just ?900 in i form on an N-plate.

Pay a ?150-300 premium for Si trim, a premium for SLi or a ?600-?1000 premium for As far as saloon and hatchback 2.0-litre diesels are concerned, the base D starts at around ?1,000. Pay a premium for an SD, an ?200-500 premium for an a ?500-1,000 premium for an SLDi or a premium for a GSDi.

Very the car tends to prove predictably A full service history is

(based on a P-reg 416 approx A full exhaust system catalyst) is around ?360 and a clutch assembly around Front and rear brake are around ?60 per set respectively. A starter is around ?150, a radiator ?125, an alternator around and a front headlamp around

Most entry-level 414s the same twin cam, 1.4-litre K-series 103bhp that was used in the old 200/400 but youll also find SEi models from June with a less powerful unit. The better-equipped manual-transmission 416 got Rover`s newer 1.6-litre developing 111bhp. That rest to 60 in around 10 seconds on the way to a of 118mph.

The rare automatics a single cam, 16-valve engine and transmission.

The Rover are certainly user-friendly. Instead of to thrash it all the way to 5,000 revs you get maximum power, the Rover K unit develops all its output earlier, at 3,000rpm. In other you don`t have to work the car as hard to wring the performance out of it.

It`s the 2.0-litre engines, that do most to justify the ambitious claims to mix it amongst and Vectras. The 136bhp T-series version for example, combines with a useful turn of Rest to 60 takes nine on the way to 124mph. Plus there`s of choice, with four levels. On the diesel front, were two versions of Rover`s engine, developing 86bhp and respectively.

The lower-powered unit budget buyers, while the potent engine came in plusher SDi, SLDi and guises. On the road, Rover much of the 400`s long ride qualities due apparently to an suspension system and hydraulic mounts. You`ll have own opinions.

Certainly, the standards of NVH (noise, and harshness) suppression do put the car amongst the leaders.

In summary, then, the 400 a worthy used contender the reasons lie mainly with clever packaging. Still, it comes to that vital impression on the forecourt, it has a class from most of the volume-produced And that could make all the

End of Rover 400 review.

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