2004 Rover - Austin 45 Reviews

2004 Rover - Austin 45 SE 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 25

Summary:

Vastly underrated

Faults:

One rear brake light bulb, other than that no problems.

General Comments:

My car has the updated interior which is good quality and very functional. Comfortable seats and excellent suspension give a superb ride in nearly all circumstances. The 1.6 engine is refined at ALL speeds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2007

2004 Rover - Austin 45 connoisseur td 2.0 tdi from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 tdi Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance17599 miles
Previous carSkoda Fabia

Summary:

Brilliant all rounder

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

The car was a pleasant surprise. given the stick Rover seemed to be getting at the time. Its well designed. the quality is well up to the job - no cheap plastics here. I love its comfort and ride. and as it's a facelift model. it looks great too - this is no bland eurohatch!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2006

11th Apr 2007, 12:07

But how did it compare to your Fabia?

22nd Jul 2007, 11:35

Compared nicely, the Fabia is totally different to drive and whilst very refined, the 45 is much more surefooted and handles far better.

In fact, subjective styling aside, the 45 is a very competent handler and refined suspension and chassis add to the experience. Would surprise a few people. Shame Rover couldn't re-skin the exterior to suit modern tastes...

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews