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Rover 620ti - A stylish top gun!
Member Name: marwax
Date: 13/06/02, updated on 13/06/02 (6038 review reads)
Advantages: Very fast, 0-100Km in 7,2sec, Elegant
I own a Rover 620ti for 5 years now. This car has a weird mixture of advantages and disadvanages.
When you buy this car your buy a stylish rover which looks a bit sporty but not too much. Lowering the car 2" looks excellent but will get you in trouble as the car is quite long and with more than 2 people you will be scraping the tarmac. The car comes with a very good set of 16" alloy wheels which look quite elegant. If you want to make it look sporty replace them with 17" and 215/40/17 or 215/45/17.
Although the car looks big the interior is very small in comparison, although you will not be having any problems with even 5 passengers.
The high point of this car is its power! 200HP and 23Kgr of torque. Actually the power is almost 205HP and the torque 25, but Rover for marketing reason decided to go for lower torque figures on lower revs, showing that the car has none of the typical turbo lag, whcih is true anyway. Adding an air filter will make the engine breath more easily and will add you approximately 4-5HP. Do not "upgrade" under any circumstances your exhaust system, if you go for a more "free" one you will loose a lot of power on the lower revs due to the lack of enough backpressure and will gradually ruin your turbo.
Also under no circustamnces increase the turbo pressure unless you re-chip the MEMS system in order to make the air/gas mixure better, as well as the advance in order to cope with the added power. The max you can get out of this car is 240HP with the turbo (Garett T25) working on 1bar (normal 0,45bar). Do not overdoit all the time though as the heat on the engine is extreme and will gradually ruin several components.
The weird thing with my car is that after 5 years with I must admit rough sporty driving the main engine (piston, rings etc) is still perfect. The problems this car has is all the rest!! I have so far replaced 3 pumps for the hydraulic wheel system, 2 clu
tch pumps, 3 generators (dynamo) and lots of other bits and pieces. Be sure to replace all the smaller collars with silicon ones.
I would reccomend this car to 2 shorts of drivers. Those who want a fast car but do not drive to the limits can buy it and will have many happy years with it. If you are a driver that will take the car to its limits then other buy it for a short period 6 months to 1 year and do so, don't forget this is a stylish but fast limo car, it's no Impreza or Evo...!