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Oodles of Power , but Oodles of bills

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08.06.2000

Advantages:
Power, Subtlety, Power

Disadvantages:
Bills, Bills, Bills, oh and Torque Steer

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Fuel consumptionSatisfactory

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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 29.05.2006 20:15

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 25.08.2004 13:27

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 30.06.2003 15:18

doesn't sound all that great

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Body Type Saloon
Fuel Type Diesel
Range Rover 620
Manufacturer Rover

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This review of Rover 620 Di has been rated:

"very helpful" by (26%):

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  2. christopher
  3. IshWilliams

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