Rover 25 2.0 TDi SEi 101PS | CARkeys

17 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Rover 25 2.0 TDi SEi 101PS | CARkeys

Rover 25

2.0 TDi SEi 101PS review

I sorry for Rover – and I feel guilty about my . On the one hand, I want the last of the once great British car industry to do well, but then only seem to have to blame by turning out bland with technology largely by other manufacturers years

Add to that the underlying feeling those in power at the head of the are more interested in their than the cars their produce, and you’re left no surprise that Rover’s figures have fallen the floor.

First impressions of the 25 were favourable. It’s the same basic shape unfortunately always reminds me of the Austin Allegro, but at least it has tarted up a little for 2005. The end is pretty much unchanged from a few tweaks here and such as lens-covered reflector but the biggest difference is at the back new rear door and bumper

Inside, the car has a new dashboard layout suggests to me economies of scale, in itself is not a bad thing but can lead to across a range instead of personality for each model.

My test car was the two-litre SEi turbo in 101bhp form – is also a 112bhp version which had an on-the-road price of but came with an almost £2000 worth of extras. include £500 for 16 alloys and rear spoiler; £290 for rear windows (standard on every car nowadays); £325 for paintwork and £265 for totally – for a car this size rear parking sensors. equipment on the other hand front fog lamps, Trafficmaster, wheel remote audio and leather steering wheel.

From the driver’s seat the car pretty much like other small Rover ever sat in, even with the instrument panel.

On the road, even with worth of sports suspension on the car, it felt boring and – and slow off the mark too a disproportionate amount of diesel from under the bonnet.

car is dull and it beats me why anyone want to spend this of money when there are so better alternatives – bright ideas and newer – on the market. I’m all I can say in its favour is that the diesel is very economical, turning in up to 54 miles for every gallon. that’s not enough to counterbalance the

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