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Excellent garage, very professional prepared to answer any questions directly and with working knowledge of the car. The answers were 100% accurate.
Amazing car, checked it over before sale then drove it across the peak district home which would have shown any immediate problems, and there weren't any.
Really comfortable drive. Excellent condition and nice colour.
The garage replaced cam belt and water pump as there was no record of this having been carried out.
So nice to be back in a Rover after so many years.
This garage was not local to me. However, people who were local were coming back for second cars. There is no better recommendation I can give.
Don't care what anyone says about old Rovers - I've had two and will buy another, when this one packs up!For an old car it's quiet(people with newer cars have commented on this) comfortable, easy to drive, big boot and very good acceleration. As for parts - no problem if you go to the right garage.
The only downside is it's quite low, so I have to be careful in floodwater, which can annoy people driving behind me! Also, for the same reason, it wouldn't be good for people with mobility problems.
Of course, as with all second hand cars you have to have an expert with you to check it out. My garage man is great for this.
Bought this car for £750 71k miles, history the size of war and peace. Other than a faulty coil pack on cylinder 1 has been a fine car. All the kit ( leather, a.c., 6 disc player etc.) The boot is huge- got a new washing machine in all the packing in comfortably with rear seats dropped. Is a lazy car when plodding along round town, but put the pedal to the floor and the old girl will pick up her skirts with indecent speed. As long as you check levels every week or so (30 seconds of effort), it'll run on fine- all said a damn good car for peanuts.
Best car I have ever owned. As long as you keep an eye on coolant level you won't have problems with head gaskets. I know that these run with minimal coolant and once you lose some coolant, problems can occur, but most problems are due to neglect i.e. not bothering to check levels and poor maintenance.This car is eleven years old still on its original clutch and exhaust. 40mpg no corrosion and easily sits at 70mph on motorway. Easy to work on and parts easy to obtain. It's cheap motoring.Ride and road holding excellent.
I bought my 45 5 years ago on eBay for £500 and I must say it was a real bargain, reliable comfortable, cheap to run.
In the 5 years I have had it I have only needed to change the battery, brake pads and tyres!
Sailed through every mot and still runs beautifully, 195,000 miles on the clock and still feels like a new car!
Would buy one brand new tomorrow if they were still in production.
I've had my rover since new and it's 10 years old. It is a comfortable car to drive and reasonably cheap to maintain. The biggest downside is failure of the cylinder head gasket. This seems to happen every 60,000 miles or so. It has recently gone again and I don't think it is worth repairing.
I've enjoyed driving it, but I will never buy another rover again.
My Rover 45(2003) has been a very reliable car although one fairly expensive repair has been required. In general I have been very happy with the vehicle but feel that a slightly stronger body steel would have been helpful in fending off car park dents. I was very disappointed to see the demise of MG/Rover and miss the marque very much.
The car is of excellent pedigree, being initially based on a Honda Civic, all the "bugs" have been ironed out long ago, if you do not mind not having a current registration / model car its a good investment, would buy one new today if I could. Only bug bare is the air bag light which comes on intermittently due to a poor contact
its got 5 gears its got a leather interior , 6 track cd ,air conditioning , it gets me from a to b and i think its a belting car , still looks good and i think there are too many snobby people out there who look down their nose at rover drivers , but look how may rovers are on the road . bleeding loads . i rest my case
BOUGHT 3 YEARS AGO AS A STOP GAP. TOTALLY RELIABLE EVEN THOUGH 12 YEARS OLD. STARTS IN ALL TYPES OF WEATHER, HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN.PLENTY OF SPACE FOR 4 PASSENGERS. BODYWORK SHOWS NO SIGNS OF CORROSION.NO MAJOR EXPENSES UNTIL LAST MONTH. HOPE TO KEEP IT FOR A FURTHER 2 YEARS, GOD WILLING.
This car performs well but is a replacement for a 2002 model wuich suffered a conrod failure on no. 1 cylinder followed by a fire which made it a write off after 1800 miles. I used my professional knowledge to present the case and eventually received the 2003 model free of charge.
Best car I have had in thirty years. Reliable comfortable. If they were made in London they would still be making them today. 300 miles a week and eats motorways. Good in the ice and superb mpg. A credit to Longbridge.
Rover 45 converted to run on LPG, very cheap to run, very reliable, very cheap for parts.
Just gone through 117k miles and still doing 200 miles a day.
Shame they are not still building them!
Despite its numerous years of service and over 135,000 miles my car preforms well and I feel confident driving it. When it is time to let it go I will be sad.
Reliable to a fault. Good road holding. Plenty of space inside. Does not rust. Could do with a little more hp for a 1.8. Lovely car.
Has been a reliable vehicle and has needed very little cost in maintenance during the 13 years i have had this vehicle
The Rover 45 is a reliable, practical, good looking vehicle.
its a comfortable nice little cae to run and drive.
Reliable safe comfortable