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“18 months in a 216 Si”

published 23/04/2001

Good looks, fine engine, economical.

Suspension doesn't compliment good performance, su...

I bought my P reg 216 Si 3dr in August 1999. I had to trade in my old car for something more reliable as I do 15-20k miles per year. I had previously owned two older Rover 200s, an H reg and a B reg. My main reason for choosing the new 216 Si was its economy to performance ratio, it will do 42...

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“one of the best”

published 13/07/2000

ease of drive, responsive engine

brake pad wear

This car is one of the most easiest and comfortable cars i've ever driven and believe me i've driven a few since i passed my test. This is mainly due to the leather interior with easily adjustable seats - tilt and height. The drive is smooth and the engine responsive due to the honda designed...

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Super

Good seating position, great engine and extras

ABS noise, depreciation due to sell of by BMW

The Rover 216GSI, is a great budget car, it comes normally with ABS, PAS, central locking, alarm, nice RDS stereo, electric windows, mirrors and sunroof and some come with leather interior and rear headrests. Looking at the list of features, it sounds like we have a bit of a luxury car on our...

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Excellent

Honda reliability for Rover price

Only models previous to 1995 have the Honda engine

As an owner of one of these cars and a former owner of the Honda equalivant I can easily advise you that the two are basically the same model previous to 1995. As anyone who dabbles in secondhand cars will know, Honda prices secondhand are far higher then Rover's. The reason being reliability...

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“Roving around”

published 15/07/2000

Good Reasonably priced car

Worries about Rovers Future

The Rover 216 si is a very good car I have had mine for about eighteen months. In that time I have had no major problems with the car and the servicing cost have been reasonable. The performance of the car is excellent as it is as happy cruising along on the motorway as it is on city centre...

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“My Little Go-Cart.:)”

published 07/08/2003

nippy,smooth,nice looking,reasonably cheap insuran...

some parts can be expensive.(Honda Engine).

I've had my J Reg 5- door Black Rover 216GTI for just over a year now. When i first drove it i was surprised at how light it was,as it is not a small car,its also very comfortable to drive,with a steering wheel and seat adjuster to get that low down feel.Acceleration is ok,if you get it up past 5...

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“216 Si 3 door 1997”

published 12/03/2001

Reliable, economical, handles well, cheap to seric...

Depreciation, a bit rough, one or two things gone ...

I bought this car from new in August 1997, and have done 45,000 miles. Overall this has been quite a good car. It handles well, is cheap to run and service. It has never failed to start and has never broken down. It does 43mpg, mostly motorway driving. An oil seal went on the engine at 30,000...

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“220GTI”

published 08/06/2002

Fast, handles perfect

um...

I bought my 220GTI for £995 a few months ago, and its that fastest car i've ever had, it does 0-60 in about 5.5 seconds and its got a top speed of 140mph, it turns corners like a dream, it never slips. I've had many races in it and the only two cars its ever lost to is a Z3 Roadster 2.8, and a...

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