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I purchased this car from a garage whilst looking for a second hand car. It was pre registered so only had eight miles on the clock even though it was six months old. This to me was a bonus, a new car at a second hand price. It is a lovely metallic silver and extremely comfortable to sit in. It has electric front windows and air conditioning, which is useful in hot weather, even though living in the UK you probably think you will never need it. I have used it on several occasions and have sat in comfort with the windows up keeping out the bugs and pollution whilst other drivers are sweating in their vehicles. It has alloy wheels which shine nicely and match the car. The car has a 2 litre engine and a small body shape, not much bigger than my Peugot that I had exchanged it for. My Peugot had a 1.4 engine, with which I was very happy, so I was a bit dubious about moving to such a big engine. Also the Peugot was very nippy round about town but, as it had seen better days and was starting to cost me money it was time to exchange it.
I have owned the car now for seven years and am very happy with it. The mechanics of the car have been great, after initial teething problems with the clutch cable, which the garage soon rectified. I have purchased new tyres and breaks but the rest of the car is using the original parts. The car handles the road very well and takes the corners smoothly.
There are two points to note if considering purchasing this car Rover are no longer in business and it will be difficult to get parts shortly. The other point of which I have not been happy is the time it takes to heat up in winter. The engine needs to be running for at least five minutes before the interior of the car is warm. I am not ready to part with the car at the moment and hopefully I will get a few more years out of it.
Overall I would say I have a small car with a big engine and am very happy with it.