Rover 827 Coupé | From The Captain's Chair

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Rover 827


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Rover 827 Coupé: Genuine

A large part of the attraction any car is how it makes you feel. The way a car looks, the or supportiveness of the seats, the materials inside, they all serve to a powerful impression upon an mind. The Rover 827 Coupé is an example of this. A lot of people rate the driving experience more on that later but public opinion is almost in it#8217;s praise for the car upon an level.

Even now as a two decade old banger, the cars retain a kudos the majority of elderly luxobarges to lack, and their following is by the day.

The proportions of the car are just so the long nose and tail a genuine four seat The dash, seats, every of the craftsmen-finished interior screams in a way that the saloon model does not manage to match. Brad Bennett #8211; a chap with an 800 collection reduced to 20 cars #8211; let me one of his 827 Coupés for a quick spin, I at the chance to sample what is on one of my favourite 1990s cars.

Open the long door, yourself into the plush armchair and it feels pleasant businesslike yet warm and inviting; a that few cars seem to achieve. My experience was slightly by the seating position #8211; at Brad is some six inches than I am and is one of few people I know who whilst sitting further than I do.

Having set the car up to be ideal for he disconnected the electric seats in 206000 mile example to his perfect position. As such, I was cautious than usual in the car; due to distance my control of the was impaired.

The Honda V6 puts the driver in of an orchestra playing pianissimo, and the controls leave one in no doubt this is a luxury car. As it is #8211; when new the 827 Coupe far short of the price of a Jaguar Slip it into gear and set and the purr of the V6 underlines an experience is best described as sybaritic. the prow of the car towards the horizon and go, as a it#8217;s quite a car.

The ride is impressive too #8211; less than perfect it#8217;s fine, insulating occupants from the undulations of the

But I#8217;m not convinced by any athletic the name Coupé may lend it. Be no misapprehension, it#8217;s no sportscar. My Keith Adams of Octane once described the steering on an 827 as and seek#8217; #8211; especially on the MK2 to anoraks) model.

As my previous 800 was limited to a couple of MK1 (XX) I hadn#8217;t yet experienced this properly. The problem is that the steering is speed sensitive, not linear in it#8217;s approach. You can turn in, change speed the corner, and the system will the weight and steering effort your input is providing.

Add this to the softer suspension of the R17 and the effect is to produce a car that is far able as a sports machine the XX it replaced.

But I don#8217;t want like this to be a sportscar. The aim is for a and sensible luxobarge with a Bentley Continental R for those who own a second mansion in the Cotswolds. And this, we return to the point at the beginning of the review. This like the Bentley, makes you special, seperate, apart.

The effect of all that walnut, the chrome grille, and the fact driving a British gentleman#8217;s is to make you feel like life has been a success. Cue the and relax; it is, after all, a

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