2004 Rover - Austin CityRover
Just about average
Nothing so far.
This is a decent car for a big city with a lot of clogged traffic. It's rather useless on motorways.
While the designers have made good use of the space it offers, the interiors are tardy.
The engine is economical and that's a good thing, but one swallow doesn't make a summer. It seems the car is just overpriced and is just not fun to drive.I wasn't expecting a Mini Cooper but I wasn't expecting a Golf car with headlights either.
I've driven the Indian versions in Bombay, the Indica as well as the Indigo and the later, which is a sedan is actually a far better drive. If Rover has an iota of sense they'll import those - perhaps introducing the diesel variant might also make sense.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd February, 2005
7th Feb 2005, 11:02
The Cityrover is plainly overpriced. I got my estate version of the same car (which boasts of vastly better build quality, believe me, and infinitely better engine refinement) for about 5,500 pounds. Its the top end GLX version with aftermarket alloys and leather. Still it costs no more than 6000 pounds+ change. The top end diesel (most expensive car in the Indica lineup) retails for about the same price. Is Rover taking its customers for a ride :-)?.