Sign in | Register | My account |

1996 Rover 400 User Reviews

Rover Links

1996 Rover 400 Review Ratings

  • Review your car

Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Overall: 3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"speed" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying all 5 1996 Rover 400 reviews.

Mindaugas writes:
1996 Rover 400 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

Small engine, quite fast

Cons

parts are expensive

25

6/10 — Acceleration - well it's 1.4 litre engine ~100hp. Acceleration is quite good, but very very noisy. No ABS. Handling... I would give again 6/10. It's not THAT bad Build Quality- help... Appearance - I got used to it Cost of Ownership - average Fun Factor - 6/10

Primary Use: Family transportation

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Cenk writes:
1996 Rover 400 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
1

Pros

price  its cheap as penuts

Cons

quality nothing special really

25

Proud To Be British — well its british basicly its a cheap honda eruo civic same chasis same parts except the similar looking unfortly its to old now nothing its works doodgy fuel gauge head gasket failer its 1.6 but its slower then 1.4 its not economic eighter

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Gonzalo writes:
1996 Rover 400 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Cruise speed, low fuel consumption, very comfortable, responsive engine.

Cons

Original suspension rolls too much. Small air filter reduces engine power output.

25

Rover 416si: Great Car... Too Bad They Don't Make It Anymore. — Good acceleration, great top speed, nice braking but the original suspension rolled too much, so I changed springs and dumpers (made it harder). I changed the head gasket in my garage... that's the only major repair it needed after 110000km (68000 miles). Beautiful design, doesn't look old after 12 years. It has more than reasonable fuel consumption: 10l/100km in the city, 6.5l/100km on the road (that's 23.5 miles/gal and 36.2 miles/gal) Wonderful car for traveling.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Lisa writes:
1996 Rover 400 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

reliable, spacious

Cons

gas guzzler, especially in current climate

25

Rover 400 1.6i — I like my car. Over the past 11-12 years we've built up a strong mutual bond. I pile in the cash & she keeps me going from A to B. Its only been these past few years, understandably as she's getting older I've needed to keep her in the lifestyle she wants to be accustomed to. Always reliable, although she's started to play up with the central locking - only working when i'm not in a hurry and when its not raining... All in all i'm very pleased with her and i could take even more care of her but i'm too busy to wash and polish her as often as i should...

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Matthew writes:
1996 Rover 400 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Comfy, good for long journeys

Cons

turbo lag!

35

Its Ok! — Its OK, i do 100 miles a day to work and back so for that its brill! Performance wise not bad apart from you could make yourself a cup of tea in the turbo lag! Once gets going though not to shabby! comfy inside aswell! Proper old mans car!

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying all 5 1996 Rover 400 reviews.

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2000 Rover 400 Reviews

I Cried When I Left It For A New Car Lol By Caitlen

the car was wonderfully seriously still one of my favorate cars. sure, it runs like a trackter and breaks like a semi but I loved it. Road trips and random canyon drives made the feeling bliss. Read More

Read all 2000 Rover 400 reviews

1999 Rover 400 Reviews

1999 Rover 400 By David

Perfomance: Not Great, slipping clutch meant you couldn't put any power down. Brakes were running metal to metal so it didn't stop well, handled Ok. Build Quality: Not Great, its a Rover. Appearence... Read More

If You Need A Very Cheap Family Car That Looks Good And You Don't Drive Much... This Is Your Car!!! By Carlos

Well... It's a good car till 180.000 km... then you better check your engine's cooling system very ofter. If not, it will go off :( Beside this scary thing, it's a very good car in many aspects. Yet,... Read More

Read all 6 1999 Rover 400 reviews

1998 Rover 400 Reviews

Rover 414i By Iain

Third Company car Rover 414i. Build quality, performance and ecomony all pretty good... this has probably more to do with the Honda tie up and BMW ownership at the time! The styling inside tried to... Read More

Rover 414si By James

Performance- Quick for an old farts car. Build quality typical rover but i never had any probs with it.. Cheap to run and keep.. Really good to drive especially round country lanes... PPl took the p*s... Read More

Read all 6 1998 Rover 400 reviews

1997 Rover 400 Reviews

Good Car If Ur Old By Tim

this was a nice car while it lasted, handled well and was pretty quick. but was definatly not built to be driven fast. if u can drive to the speed limits this is a great car Read More

Read all 1997 Rover 400 reviews

1995 Rover 400 Reviews

Rover Estate = Yacht!!! By Lee

Most fun i've ever had in a car!!! I had this car whilst i was in uni for a year and a half, and it was the dogs bollox!!! I used it to tow a caravan, take 7 people back and fore the beach every oth... Read More

Bought As A Second Car For Charging Round Country Lanes During Rush Hour... By Simon

Base level car for commuting along some unforgiving roads. Cheap, cheerful and does the job... Read More

Read all 1995 Rover 400 reviews