What do you think of rover 220's?

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Im wanting the ocuk opinion on rover 220 diesel turbos?
Like this one

The insurance on that one is around 1.8k using a confused.com quote, so proberly closer to 1.4/1.5k third party fire theft for an 18yr old with no claims.

Whats do you think of these cars?
 
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im just looking for advice/info, i wont be getting a car for about 2 month so im looking around, and thats the cheapest insurance i have found, even cheaper than a corsa!

edit: i will look on that link now thank you
 
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And here was me, thinking you were talking about the proper 220s (my shape, with the petrol engine).

The L series in the SDi is a pretty decent engine. It's easy to up the boost and get more power out of them. Not sure what they do standard, but I know someone who had his doing the 0-60 sprint in just over 8 seconds.

Good to mod too, as uprated parts are easily available. Get the shocks and springs off an MG ZR and you'll have yourself a tidy handling car.

Pretty reliable, they don't suffer the head gasket issues as the K series and like I mentioned earlier, easy to get more power from.

For more info, get yourself over to www.rovertech.net.
 
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to get insured on this tpft it would cost £1,838.34 i used moneysupermarket

rover 220

agw_01 said:
And here was me, thinking you were talking about the proper 220s (my shape, with the petrol engine).

Could you find an example on autotrader/pistonheads of what you mean.
Your rover looks sweet :)
 
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Westyfield, yep, the Coupe is the most well known '220' although I originally meant the hatchback.

That eBay Coupe looks smart. I like those style wheels with lowered suspension.

Andr3w, thanks :)
 
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if your going to be living on base then iirc from when a few guys i know went into the army your insurance becomes a bit cheaper, i may be talking complete crap though :D
 
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Andr3w said:
to get insured on this tpft it would cost £1,838.34 i used moneysupermarket

Damn :eek:

Although that site is usually pretty good, search engines aren't great for young drivers.

Try the Admiral group (Elephant, Bell).
 
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At 18 with 0 NCB, expect to pay high insurance.

For my first car (a Rover 214) I paid £2200, and that was with Pass Plus.
 
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richolmes72 said:
£1.5k on insurance? your postcode could be bad - but that still seems very high.... Tried Endsleigh?
my postcode is the second highest (high been good) so its not that. The cheapest insurance was with quinn
 
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I've had both.

The derv motor is gutless, handles woefully and has no grip.
But it is what it is. A workhorse. If you're looking for any fun whatsoever (and don't expect torks) look elsewhere. I bought one as a mode of transport between petrol tubbys, and I enjoyed the cheapness of running, and I kind of enjoyed the relaxed nature of the car, but that wore off fairly quickly.

On the other hand, if you meant a 220 tubby petrol, coupe or hatch. Buy buy buy ;). Mucho fun, and quick as a whippet.
 
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benneh said:
On the other hand, if you meant a 220 tubby petrol, coupe or hatch. Buy buy buy ;). Mucho fun, and quick as a whippet.

Nah, they're crap. It's a Rover. It'll obviously have head gasket failure and blow up as soon as it comes on boost.

So glad I'm getting rid of my 220 tomorrow in place for a supercharged Corsa GSi.
 
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Well, I was thinking...

I'm a boy racer, not a grandad. I love racing through the local town centre on a busy Friday night with my sub blaring out mad-tyte hip-hop and garage music. What better way to do this, than to have a boyracer car with big wheels, lightweight plastic bodykit and a nice loud exhaust.

Of course, if you're gonna drive such a car, it needs to have matching performance otherwise you look like a bit of a tit... hence the 'charger.

Told you I wasn't getting a Rover :p ;)
 
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blitz2163 said:
if your going to be living on base then iirc from when a few guys i know went into the army your insurance becomes a bit cheaper, i may be talking complete crap though :D

Makes no odds mate..Spent 10 years in the RAF & if anything the insurance was higher.

Quite a high insurance category for a career I'm afraid!
 
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