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“My car, my friend..!”

published 01/04/2006

ProSolid model, common easily replaced parts

ContraCan be prone to starting issues, needs maintaining

First things first, this is a car review by a girl who knows nothing beyond how to drive the thing! Regular watchings of Top Gear have never taught me much more than how many caravans one can crush in an hour, and the right way to pronounce Porche. There are other reviews of the Rover 414i on...

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Super

ProNippy, reliable, comfortable, cheap to buy

Contraexpensive servicing, dodgy high milers

Welcome to my first review since the beginning of March! I'm sure you're all glad to see me back (stop stifling the laughing at the back). As you've probably guessed through reading my other reviews, I manage to get through a lot of cars (on number 12 now, not bad for someone who has only been...

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ProPrice, dealer network is comprehensive, great engi...

ContraLoads on the roads.

I bought my 1997 Model Rover 414i 5 door hatchback in July 2001 as a used car from Les Rayner Foxhunters in Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear. It's a high mileage car, it currently reads just under 93,100 miles (correct as of 29 August 2001), but the 1396cc Rover K-Series engine seems to wear the miles...

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Super

ProNippy overtaking, Large amounts of space, good ste...

ContraCan drink fuel when you go over 70mph

At 20 i was looking for my first car. And quite luckily, My girlfriend bought me one for my 20th. First impressions of the car was that it was huge! Carting off to college and back with a boot full of sports equipment, and 4 lads was a doddle for the car. Plenty of space inside and in the boot...

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Good

“1997 Rover 414i 16v”

published 09/02/2001

ProEconomiacal, comfortable and good acceleration

ContraTo many component failures

I purchased this used car from a main dealer last August for just under £5000, it came serviced and with a 12 month Mot, it had a genuine 17000 miles on the clock Within a week it had refused to start a number of times with a starter fault. This was rectified by fitting a new starter free of...

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Satisfactory

ProGood acceleration. Plenty of space.

ContraExtremely unreliable, no power steering, no electr...

I finally traded in my G-registered Rover 216s for a second-hand K-reg Rover 414Si. The bodywork was in surprisingly good condition for a Rover, since older models were prone to rust, particularly around the windscreen. This was the second of only three cars I've ever owned, so I was hoping for...

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“The Long Haul Work Horse”

published 04/09/2000

ProExcellent acceleration and engine response

ContraPoor corner handling

In July 1998, I had reason to do a lot of travelling between Oxford and Edinburgh - a long journey. I had just lost my company car, and so wanted something big and comfortable enough to drive 7 hours non-stop, bt efficient enough to burn a hole in my pocket or send my insurance through the roof...

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“Smart Car”

published 29/07/2000

We decided that it was time to upgrade our Rover 200 for a slightly larger and roomier car the Rover 414Si appealed to us from the very beginning. It is a car that is an ideal "family car" with plenty of interior room and also boot room!! I particulary like the look of the car with the spoiler...

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Satisfactory

Proroomy, good road visability

Contraheavy steering - like driving a tank, fuel consump...

I bought this car as a cheap option to travel to work after my Fiat Bravo was stolen and was a little reluctent to fork out another £5,000 on finance. If your used to nippy cars with comforts then this one is not for you. When i got it, i have to admit, the body work was sound, the only thing...

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Excellent

“nice little runner”

published 27/02/2001

Proeconomical and reliable

Contranone that I can see

I bought my 'S' reg Rover 400, 2 years ago for just under £9000 with only 4000 miles on the clock. I bought it to replace my old Rover 800 which had come to the end of its useful life. I chose Rover again because I was very pleased with the performance and style of m old 800. I went for the 400...

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“A Good Run-Around”

published 25/10/2004

Procheap insurance, reliable, low cost parts

Contraabit uncomfortable

Here we go then! i bought my P reg rover 414Si from a local garage at the price of £2600. For this much money i didn't expect much, but this car has certainly proven me wrong! Although the seats are a little uncomfortable on long journeys (2hrs+) the general positioning of the driver in...

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“The worst car in my oppinion”

published 29/07/2003

ProLooks and Drives well

ContraPoorly constructed lack of power and expensive to ...

Where can I start....When I first bought the Rover I was impressed with the light steering, handling and sturdyness of the car. But now I have owned the car for almost 2 years (99 S reg Rover 400si 16v) I can comment on the car alot better. Firstly the price of spares are very high, seeming as...

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Satisfactory

“Senior Citizen's Car”

published 26/07/2000

ProPowerful for a small engine

ContraUtterly dull

My parents bought this car when it was a few months old. Rover couldn't sell them new, so pre-registered them and sold them second hand. They are both in their 60's. If they were younger, maybe they would have chosen a car with some character. For a family car the back seat space is very poor. If...

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Good

“second hand rover414”

published 02/05/2002

Profairly reliable

Contrahigh price on spares

Have had a used 414 si for about five, six years its a fairly decent car for a 91 h,got it for about £3000 at the time. Being a bit on the tall side, I dont find it too comfortable on long journeys, i think that it was maybe designed for the Japanese customer ,baring in mind that rover were in...

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Good

ProFine car for the undemanding driver

ContraWell off the pace of the current best

I drive a 414 Si 5dr and I was very impressed when I first drove it. It was bought second hand and at a good price back then before the price cuts. It is comfortable to drive and in the front there is good space, in the back there is not. The engine is very good for its size, though, as it can...

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