Rover 620 Di

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Rover 620 Di

Saloon - Diesel

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Review of "Rover 620 Di"

published 08/06/2000 | SteveP
Member since : 06/06/2000
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Pro Power, Subtlety, Power
Cons Bills, Bills, Bills, oh and Torque Steer
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"Oodles of Power , but Oodles of bills"

I recently sold my M reg 620ti to buy a safe, but slow, VW Passat.
The Rover was a barrel of laughs, developing nearly 200hp from its turbocharged 2.0 litre engine. It can be a struggle to get all that power down through the front wheels, and that leads to one source of hefty bills. Tyres. The tyres do not last long, maybe 8,000 miles (Could be my driving style ?) and as the factory fit is Pirelli PZeros at £140 each it can rapidly get expensive. Add to that regular new clutches which cant seem to cope with all that power, and sticky exhaust valves, and you've got an expensive toy. An extended warranty goes some way towards reducing the cost of ownership, but will not cover 'consumables' like tyres and clutch.

It's a shame the bills are high as otherwise this would be a fine car. It has subtle looks, smart half-leather interior, and all that power. Alas, I would be tempted to spend my money on something Japanese and perhaps a little more reliable next time.

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  • dugmanted published 29/05/2006
    Thanx,been considering a new car 4 work and play.have a 20v passat at the moment and fancy a change.may not be buying a rover afterall.
  • shonegar published 25/08/2004
    This review was far too thin on detail to be useful. Please revise in order to make useful. I am happy to rerate when this is done. Let me know.
  • magicloudz published 30/06/2003
    doesn't sound all that great
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Saloon - Diesel

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Body Type: Saloon

Fuel Type: Diesel

Range: Rover 620

Manufacturer: Rover

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