1996 Rover - Austin 600 Ti turbo petrol from UK and Ireland
A very under rated machine!
Well I can see that people have mixed views about their Ti's. I have had mine 7 months and I bought it with 115,000 on the clock! Had no problems for a few months - this is a very fast and stable car, N-reg!
My window dropped on the driver's side and after driving a bit to hard I blew the diff seal and needed a gearBox! Recon 400.00 plus a clutch.
Still I like this car a lot - it doesn't attract idiots - and I can get out of the way of almost anything!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st March, 2001
I agree this car is very underrated.
My friend straight-line raced a stock 620ti against a Porsche 911 of the same age and the rover drew with it. (we didn't have any accurate timing, just a guy watching)
I have to give you guys a funny story...
The 620Ti is very common in Denmark and the people driving it are usually mature and sensible. Now, a couple of times I've stopped at a stop light and a 620Ti has roiled up beside me, wanting to race me. Oh by the way I own a "Acura Legend LS Coupe" with type2 engine and 6-speed manual transmission from 1994. Well, back to the story, I hate doing show offs in my car and I think it's stupid to be driving that fast in town, so the only times I've raced against 620Ti's is when stopped at a stoplight just before hitting the entrance to a highway.
OK, everytime I have completely wasted them in their attempt to surprise me and no Rover has ever won in these quick take offs. On the highway they try as well and I can easily take them out there.
My own father owns a rover 620Ti so I know how owner's of this car think they can surprise everybody, but ha ha ha...
It's so funny to waste them...
It's a quick car though and you're right, it can take most lower level BMW's and other cars like that.
I don't think it's a very reliable car and the rover parts in it, is poor. The only really good thing about this car is the speed... Indeed it is surprising to people who don't know this car.