Rover 214 Si – review and opinion – Rover 214 SLi

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Rover 214


I’m a 19 year old lad and own a 214 SLi 1994 (old shape) and I it. It’s the second Rover owned (had a 414 SLi previously). All my laughed when they saw I had bought, after all they do like the kind of car a middle man would drive, but they’re

For Ј190 I got a 1.4 Litre, twincam, 16 V K-Series engined car with windows, electric sunroof, mirrors, power steering, locking and a lumbar support seat!

The insurance isn’t too either, due to the mid-range engine and the efficiency is good. The car interior is of quality, but admittedly in this day and age it look quite dated. The are very comfortable and the drive is – the higher range have lumbar support on the seat which is great if you back problems.

A few things to look out for on the old shape 214 SLi and the 414 SLi; Although many of come with electrics you check they are functioning. On Older Rovers I’ve the electric windows are sluggish and normally due to the seals around the becoming hard and stiff. The sunroof seals also with age creating a whilstling when travelling at speed.

issues can be dodgy central and gravelly sounding electric All these things can be easily so don’t let it put you off – the sunroofs and only need a bit of silicone and the locking needs a few squirts of oil, works a treat. As as the power steering is functioning, you go wrong. Ask whether or not the head has been replaced – if it that’s a plus.

Many Rovers suffer head gasket blowouts and very expensive to repair. of the 200 and 400 series have their factory fitted Rover which is rubbish. They have that rubbish radio code security which often seems to not be with car, so I’d you replace it with a cheap player which are inexpensive

The speakers are surprisingly good front and rear ones good output.

Rovers are cars – well the ones are. I can’t speak for the post-1996 models I know little about. If you do buy a 200 or 400 ensure it has the Honda engine. if you can, get the Twincam version, the best.

They give a brilliant, ride and don’t let the fake trim that Rover put so many of their cars put you I have grown very of mine!

The Rover 214 SLi is not a poser’s If you are thinking of buying your 17 old son one, make sure seen it and approves. It could, possibly be the least cool car This is mainly because a majority of my generation vaguely our fathers having them as cars in the mid-1990’s and the walnut hardly adds street

If however you want a reliable horse with a quality many features and a solid get a 214 SLi.

The other model is the 214 Si. The L missing the model name stands for This model has none of the refinements such as the electric and mirrors etc, but I believe comes with Power

Check this however buying. These cars are reliable – possibly so because they have far to go wrong! Personally I would hunt for the SLi version, because when the electrics are faultly, the wonderful Haynes manual, you can fix yourself!

Don’t let a high put you off – bear in mind are old cars and a majority of SLi’s used as plush company This means in many a large number of the miles on the are motorway miles anyway, damaging for the engine than of minor journeys. My 214 SLi has done 97 K. It is agreed the engine will as long as the actual car will.

This is because the Honda is so good, the body work, electrics, general inerior and will wear out before the will! If you’re the sort of who is capable of self-repair you’ll be to knowsecond-hand parts are easily and very cheap. On-line sites always have on the listings for breaking and scrap will usually have a

WORD OF WARNING; The models were built without features are VERY easy to into and steal. They are easy to hotwire as I discovered August when I found my Rover 414 SLi missing from parking bay at Tesco. I was in for five and joyriders had got into it very

Beware, use a crook lock Rovers. Even the models alarm/immobilisers have issues; in cases it appears, the features worn out or stopped working so out the twenty quid for a crook and use it – I now have one for my new Rover and I use it.

I’m a Rover enthusiast and them to all, if you want any on them, please feel to email me!

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