1994 Rover - Austin 600 GSi from UK and Ireland - Comments

22nd Jan 2003, 16:45

Sorry to see the negative comments that you've had. I agree the BHP for the 620 GSi is 131 & 0-60 is around 9 seconds, but would add that this spec actually exceeds that of many new, so called sports cars such as the Alfa 1.6 T-Spark. As for handling, although the car is fwd the Honda engineered speed sensor controlled PAS is by far superior to that of the 3 series BMW's. Clearly not all those leaving comments have had pleasure. Having driven all of the above and plenty of others including the 5 series Bee-mas, Fords' Probe etc.. I'm in full agreement with the author that this car really is fine motor. Just for reference the Rover 620 ti is by far superior to just about everything else out there in this class with a road 0-60 of 7 seconds, >200 BHP and cruising comfortably at 143 mph. In other words the Rover (Honda) 620's aren't taxi's! But then people will cab Jags, Merc's or anything else you'd like to mention. Oh and unlike the BMW the original spec will remain pretty unchanged even after the GSi has strolled through 100,000.

10th Oct 2003, 01:39

I have a 2.3 GSI and believe me it's definitely NOT a sports car alas, especially at lower speeds.

13th Nov 2003, 03:49

I doubt that your 600 does 0-60 in 7,2 seconds. General times quoted for a normal 2 litre 600 are about 9.5 - 9.9 seconds. My 620 will get to 60 in 9.5 seconds, having timed it on a number of runs on a straight level stretch of road (actually an old airfield near my home).

Now, I'm 20 and know how much the insurance is on a normally aspirated 2 litre 600 is (and I've had mine since I passed my test when I was 17), so I doubt you'd be driving such a fast car if you're only 18.

The 620ti would get the figures you claim, but not a normal 620.

26th Jun 2004, 09:00

I see someone's mocking Volvo 740's. I have a 2.3 Turbo inter-cooler, which is said to reach 60 in 8-8.5 seconds, (although I don't feel the need to test it). So they're not that slow, thank you!!

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