1996 Rover - Austin 600 620Ti 2.0 from UK and Ireland
Poor, poor, poor... expensive, expensive, expensive, unreliable, unreliable, unreliable
Gearbox failed, and had to be replaced.
Head gasket blew, and was fixed.
4x new tyres.
Leather worn on driver seat.
Rover are known for their poor build quality and even poorer K series engines (Watchdog etc have commented on the head haskets failing). The 620TI is the only 600 series with a Rover engine, the others have Honda engines.
Surprise surprise, the car I owned cost me £1500 to buy, and the same to repair. Each time I drove it, something would fall off, or a new rattle would develop...
AVOID these cars, and ROVER in general... or expect to be paying out for a car that loses its residual value quickly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st November, 2004
2nd Dec 2004, 05:55
The 620 Ti engine is not a K series, and the other engines used in the 600`s are not Honda, the manual gearbox is made by honda, it can fail, like most honda`s, I`d rather have a bad rover than a good Honda, if there is such a thing as a good Honda.