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If good engine, good reliability

Lack of rear space, unreliable versions about

My wife has had a 220Di since April 1999 - so approaching two years old. It was a replacement for a P reg 220Sldi which appeared to have a better engine. The 220Di is supposed to have the same engine as the 220Sldi but it doesn't seem to perform anywhere near as good as the previosu car. This was...

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Not for me

“This dog's a bitch”

published 23/02/2001

Fuel economy when the car runs!

Everything, except economy (when the car works)

I purchased a Brand new Rover 220 SDI to replace my aging Astra Turbo Diesel in June 1997, this was after BMW had acquired the Group. I was first attracted to this car because of the shape and features offered and the press coverage of the car at the time. On Receiving the vehicle it was fitted...

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Excellent

“In short? Buy one!”

published 24/06/2000

Bullet proof engine, reliability, running costs

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I drove just over 26,000 miles in my 220. I had not problems whatsoever. At the end of that time I needed new brake pads and two new tires. The car had been in for service twice, and on both occasions no additional work was required and the bill came to less than I had been quoted. I did those...

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Excellent

“fantastic car”

published 23/07/2000

has everything you ever need

insurance is high

I have a n reg rover and it is the best thing i have ever bought.The speed that it reaches is a couple of seconds is unbelievable.I have electric windiows and sunroof with a control on the wheel to change the channels on the radio and adjust the volume.It is a high performance car and the only...

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Satisfactory

“Costing me too much!”

published 18/03/2005

Value for money

Unreliable

I bought a 1999 Rover 220D back in August.... thought I was getting a bargain for £1,500 and thought I would be able to run it for a few months then sell it without losing too much money. Well the car was in good condition, I like the look of them, they are not exactly sporty but I had a spoiler...

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Super

“a Wolf in sheeps clothing”

published 14/08/2000

Economical and fast

Expensive rover spare parts

I bought my Rover 220 SDi New Three years ago after trading in a I year old Rover214i because I though the 214 was gutless. Not so with The 220 SDi It accelerates quickly has plenty of torque goes up steep hills in fifth gear no problem. I have had 114 mph out of it and then I decided to slow...

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Good

“Not Sure about it”

published 13/01/2001

Fuel Economy

Rattles and niggling problems.

I purchased a 1999 Rover SDi in April 2000 with less than 1,000 on the clock. Presently, it has 16,000 on the clock due to a large amount of business miles. I have enjoyed happy motoring but I am now starting to notice a few annoying problems. The central locking and therefore alarm has decided...

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Super

“Great little Car”

published 24/07/2002

Good Small Car

Security not as good as it could be

I purchased mine second hand, 5 dr, hatchback, 2l diesel, turbo injection engine. This car is great round town, small turning cirle, easy to park and nippy of the lights. Down the motor way it handles nicly too. Ive taken mine across euope without any problems. It easily holds >100mph. The only...

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Super

“my bargain of the year”

published 25/11/2006

good on fuel

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i bought myself a p reg rover 220sdi earlier this year and as far as im concerned its the best thing since sliced bread,we paid just under £4oo for it and have never looked back.this is a nippy little car that i use every day it is ideal for me for the school run,i have 3 children and they all...

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Excellent

“Student's first car”

published 10/02/2008

Good fuel usage

Not very silent

This is my first car, I bought the 2.0L Sdi version, 1998 year, used with 112,000 miles on the clock. It is quite fast for a small car and it really flies up steep banks and has got canny good acceleration. It drinks diesel when I drive it in third gear all the time, but that's to be expected. It...

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Excellent

published 12/06/2007

I bought a 220D £200 last year and it has just passed it's MOT with flying colours for this year 2007/08. I have found it to be reliable, economical and fast enough. It has plenty of power to cope with the rigours of motorways and I recently drove it from Scotland to England in one go and found it to be as comfortable as most later dated models. With a true 62000 mile clocked, new belts fitted and new windscreen wipers, who knows I may still have it 10years from now.

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