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No one wanted to fix it. Everyone in the motor trade that I spoke to said that rovers have head gasket problems.
I used this car as a "Taxi", for some 4 years, it has now done 164K miles, and going strong..
Very comfortable with plush ride quality, poor drivetrain (rover) good chassis and suspension (honda like) good value for money except for reliability which is sometimes below average - especially head gaskets giving trouble..
I reckon its the luck of the draw they either go problem free or just go plain feckin shite!!! but over all gud for myself. Wouldn buy another had one for to long...
good body but still the rover!!!.
It served my needs..
Amazing car the K series engine I love it! power to weight ratio best in its class. Have an MG now! with alll the same lovely features! All you fools that give this car less than 90% are mad. youve just been corupted by that sadistic prick Jeremy Clarkson.
156K mls clocked up to date and still going strong-thanks to the great mechanics at Central Garage, Clonmel.Second Rover 1999 400 in family with 84k mls problem with valve@56k dealt with very satisfactorily under warranty..
my next car will be a rover best i have owned.
Nice car to drive, decent spec but too many problems. Also had problems with a 414 i bought new in |96. Dealer service was good & covered head gasket problem even though the car was out of warranty..
Good car if unexciting..
Should be recycled as an ash-tray. No wonder Rover went bust! CAN'T WAIT TO GET RID OF IT. PIECE OF CRAP!!!.
Worst car I have ever had the misfortune to own. Have had it for two years and had nothing but problems with it. Terrible car to drive, no power taking off,horrible handling, bunny hops in low gears, guzzles petrol. Never again....
stay away from them. crap crap crap.
Basically its crap..
If I could afford to crush it with a steam roller I would with pleasure and buy a bicycle with a side car instead. The car is a money pit..
I wouldnt touch a Rover again.
Dreadful Car - Eventually had to replace engine - Complete new exhaust system had to be fillted and the front brake kalipers were also replaced - No self respecting dealer would touch it as these cars have a history of engine faults which can never be repaired 100%. Eventually found a mechanic who looks after it..
Awful buy. Very unreliable. Dealer service was apalling in my experience. Was waiting 6 weeks for a part during the head gasket replacement saga..
You may think that the Rover 416 or 400 series is not the best car on the road to buy or look at especiallay after the problems I have had with the car. Luckily enough it was not expensive to fix any of the problems I had with the car as it was done by my brother and I. But for the ordinary motorist who needs reliability and wishes to use the car for short to medium journeys I would definetley not recommend this car. For the long journeys the car does definetley seem to perform best but with the 1.6 engine you would not want to be to worried about petrol costs as with most Rover engines they seem to have a low gear ratio which in turn makes the engine rev the bit higher than the average 1.6 engine. This in my opinion could well be the reason for poor engine reliability, It revs about 3000 RPM for only 60MPH making it a responsive but expensive car to run. But in defense to Rover I have to say that they really know how to make a comfortable car and ergonomically layed out for both driver and passengers with its big chucky steering wheel, comfortable seats and pleanty of head room for us slighty taller drivers. If only they could bring their engine up to scratch and perhaps they could pay mnore attention to the vunerability of the car to rust. Perhaps they have sorted out these things but for me I must say I don|t think I will be racing to my nearest Rover dealer to find out, think I will wait a while to see how the new 45 pans out..
Nice car to drive comfort being the main benefit air con very useful.
This car is a joke. Do not by a rover unless it is given to you for free..
This car has 90k on it after 6 years and I have to say that its performance would encourage me to buy another Rover. It has always been reliable. Only problems are image and depreciation. Dealer service has been excellent..
Excellent model but has a high petrol consumption.
Acceleration is not fantastic, but once up to speed, it easily cruises with the big boys. A good reliable car with not bad looks. (My 4 door saloon looks better than 5 door hatch (!)..