Rover - Austin 45 Review from Netherlands

2001 Rover - Austin 45 Club 2.0 IDT turbo diesel 100hp

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 IDT turbo diesel 100hp Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance96000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Scenic


Out performer and classy


Light bulbs in the front cluster had to be replaced several times.

I know that's normal. But 9 times in two years is not I guess.

General Comments:

The accelerates quite fast for just a 100HP diesel. If I would have to make a choice today I'd take another one if they only swapped the dash for onde designed after 1860 instead of before. ;)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd December, 2003

7th Apr 2004, 06:49

Well you will be glad to here that a revised Rover 45 will be coming out in may 2004. it will have a whole new interior, with soft touch dashboard, and will several tweaks to suspension, and it will have some revised bodywork.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review