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Comfortably faulty


Comfort, drive, looks, gadgets

faulty, poor dealer service, availability and cost of spares, alround visibility

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I've owned my Rover for about 2 years. It's a good looking, comfortable car, which I enjoy driving. It's a pleasure cruising along the motorway but not much fun when parking or manoeuvering in tight spaces. It has a high waist restricting visibilty especially to the rear.

It's packed with gadgets and accessories - in fact with its light leather upholstery it looks better inside than outside. The CD player is a joy to listen to and the climate control allows you to enjoy a one degree temperature difference from your passenger.

However, ever since I've owned the thing it has been dogged by, usually minor, electrical faults. The ABS has gone twice, cruise control twice, problems with the engine management system, brakes, lights - the list goes on and on. To make matters worse my local dealer in Poole is appalling. The first time I took it in they damaged both back tires, second time forgot to replace a plate covering the engine, the third time actually dented the bodywork on their hydraulic ramp. Furthermore it often takes ages to obtain spare parts and when they do arrive they are often outrageously overpriced.
I'm about to change my car - I don't think I'll buy another Rover - any suggestions?

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Gooseberry 07.08.2004 07:07

The only 'Rover' I've ever driven was a Montego as a courtesy car. It felt as though I'd travelled back in time 40 years. Buy Japanese. You won't regret it.

AnitaM 14.11.2003 15:43

I've got a Rover 400 which I've been very happy with, although I agree that when you need to get something fixed, it can be quite expensive.

mdstone 13.11.2003 13:49

What about a Peugeot 206?, thats my next car.

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Product details

Body Type Saloon
Available Trims Classic; Connoisseur, Classic; Connoisseur; Connoisseur SE; Contemporary; Contemporary SE
Fuel Type Diesel
Range Rover 75
Range + Engine Type 75 2.0 CDT, 75 2.0
Manufacturer Rover
Power 131
Height 1393, 1420
Width 1761, 2010
Length 4749, 4950

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