2003 Rover - Austin 45 Review

2003 Rover - Austin 45 iL 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance24500 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 400


Good value small family motoring


Nothing so far ;)

General Comments:

I find the Rover 45 a huge improvement over the 400 where you cannot see it, which is a good thing, because the shape is very classy.

The steering is sharp and responsive compared to the R 400, and the suspension is very sporty. It gives you more confidence when cornering fast compared to the old soft but comfortable R 400.

Thanks to the new seats, there is more legroom in the back, but the headroom has not been improved. The driver seat adjusts for high and has a lumbar support - very useful for long journeys.

I like the white dials.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2008

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review