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Rover 800 (1986 - 1999)

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reviewed by DickTurbo on 1 April 2014
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2.7 coupe

reviewed by al1 on 14 April 2011
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Overall rating
5
How it drives
2
Fuel economy
4
Running costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

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currently on 180,000 miles and no sign of stopping, fantastically smooth honda engine and seats adjust every way you can think. running on old single point LPG gas and getting 50 mile to £10 although not being able to resist the kick down power serge doesn't help the economy.

Good points- mega comfy, smooth and fantastic power and sound. scary fast in sport mode. qualifies for classic insurance at approx £150 a year fully comp limited milage. nice sleek looks in coupe form. 2.7 is unstressed and goes on and on . rock bottom prices but it can't be long till people catch on to these cars

Bad points. handbrake mechanism seizes due to lack of use, easy cheap self fix but expensive if garage fix. often slight spongy brakes. 2.7 coupe has different steering / suspension which is designed for USA so can be a little soft although I prefer this style. scary fuel economy if on petrol but then again i can't help making mine fly when the roads open up. tappets can be a little noisy on start up for a short while. Thick luxury mats can creep under pedals stopping kick down from engaging

Summary. comfy, cheap, fast and hand finished in coupe form mine still has a lux car smell after 180,000 miles.

would I buy again - No need to really as I wouildn't be selling this one in a hurry. I'f i replaced it I would keep for the weekends

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Top speed137 mph
0-607.8 s
Power177 bhp

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