Our Cars : Project Rover 620Si – AROnline

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Our Cars. Project Rover

Keith Adams

I#8217;ve saying for a while that the 620 is the best used car (made by in the real world and that, in I need to get myself another However, saying I#8217;m to do something and actually doing it are two things and, as the weeks and passed, I continued to find with a Saab 9000 that needs a replacement and a Rover SD1 that wasn#8217;t anywhere. Something had to give.

another issue, though, with buying a cheap Rover 600 these and that#8217;s one of supply. For those of you who too conversant with the ways of the and the joys of sub-£500 motoring, a real shortage of cars out right now. Scrappage took a lot of cars out of the system now that the price of scrap is on the rise again, what are out there are obviously being to meet demand in China.

A quick trawl of the classifieds revealed that honest, 600s aren#8217;t exactly on the ground anymore. Those you can find are either suffering rusty wheelarches and bust window mechanisms or have miles on them #8211; or I wasn#8217;t rushing to buy any of the dross easily found on eBay or 500-miles to look at an unknown that might not be as described on Trader .

I therefore decided not to go looking for one, but just to wait and see turned up. A dangerous game, but one usually works for the best. that#8217;s what I keep myself. This time, I was #8211; Andy Jones an advert on the AROnline forum, his 620Si for a very reasonable

Given that, the day before, been kerbcrawling for £500 for a friend of mine and all I could up were banged-up story-cars, looked like the bargain of the Especially as I know Andy, had my Polski-Rover SD1 from him and sold a Vanden Plas back in his some say I came off that one

Anyway, without even for a trial or a look, I agreed to buy the car and myself planning a trip to Wales to go and collect it.

It always that you#8217;re buying a car someone you know and have, as in instance, seen the car before. I also assured by knowing just how Andy looks after his and so, when I arrived at his house to see the car for the time since 2005, it was no to clap eyes on a very 600-Series Rover, looking and bright and predictably well for.

OK, so what did I get for my £350?

Well, it#8217;s probably as as it gets. The car is taxed until and MoT#8217;d until April There#8217;s 91,000 miles on the and a reassuringly fat service history. The paint is unblemished and the interior feels and smells new.

All of the work, as does the remote six-disc auto changer and the air which continues to pump out an icy breeze.

Issues? Well, was a slight exhaust rattle, damage on the bootlid (which had taken time to try and repair to it getting rusty), and one of the alloy is in the boot as it#8217;s shod a bulging tyre. Shame, as a full set of Goodyears on it.

On the 180-mile drive home, were no issues to speak of. some judderiness on clutch and the idle#8217;s a bit lumpy but, as said, it probably needs a There#8217;s some tyre but, in daily use, never feel it as it happens at 70mph!

The rattling exhaust way to a fully-fledged blow, which indicate to me that the flexi-pipe has enough, but I am hoping that I be able to get one of these for reasonable

I#8217;d like to find a leather interior for it. My local yard has one in for about £70, but am that shopping around find me a better one. As for the I did think of fitting Rover 800 Sport 17in items or, 620ti wheels, but we#8217;ll see how goes, as I do like the understated of the car.

Further reports will follow if my hunch is correct, we#8217;ll not be any set-backs, given the ruggedness of cars and its former history. if you know of any wheels going or happen to have seen a 600 with leather inside, do get in touch, as this winter might benefit from more class#8230;

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