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1996 Rover 800Review

1996 Rover 820 Vitesse Sport - 200bhp 2.0 16v Turbo — A very quick 4 door saloon, won't keep up with sports cars or the likes of a BMW M5 but more than fast enough to be getting on with. Recaro half leather interior, most comfortable seats I have ever sat in. All electric windows and sunroof, air con etc.

Pros: Turbocharged, fast.
Nice seats,
Handles well,
Good kit level

Cons: Gearboxes are very weak, requires a light right foot in first and second.
Usual 800 maladies of dodgy electrics.
Oh and it's off the road because the power steering pump packed up

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1996 Rover 800Review

Too Embarrassing To Mention — Looked and drove like a bag of spanners. You needed a roll cage just to do a sharp lefty. Anything not welded on would fly off when you hit 50 mph. Car had an attitude problem and was glad to send it to that scrap yard in the sky.

Pros: n/a ....(well you didnt need to lock it)

Cons: where do I start

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1998 Rover 800 Reviews

1998 Rover 820 Sterling By Chris

Known as the "luxo-barge", not the most exciting car in the world to drive. Not particularly quick but the torquey engine made for an easy if not very refined drive. Everything electric, leather inter... Read More

1998 Rover 800 Vitesse Coupe By Paul

One of the last true british Rovers to come out of Long Bridge. The 2 litre turbo engine kicks out around 200 bhp as standard. Lovely leather interior with wood effect trim. Down side is the poor buil... Read More

1997 Rover 800 Reviews

Rubbish! By Gareth410

It was 200bhp but the sive of a small country! Love driving it and it was quick but just fell apart...... Read More

1995 Rover 800 Reviews

It Was Good For Its Time By Alex

My mum used to drive this car.It was very comfortable and has good mpg.At first it had great acceleration and a good turbo,handling wasnt super but it was the first car I've been behind the wheel of a... Read More

1994 Rover 800 Reviews

Drives Like On Rails By Kevin

nice road holding,quite econonmical,sure footed and pulls away nicely..spent quite a few £100's since bought 3 yrs ago ..been worth it has been quite reliable and no major breakdowns apart from a ... Read More

1993 Rover 800 Reviews

Missing My Rover 820 By broadvalley

Best car I ever owned. Bought it as 10 year old model('93) and had nothing but solid drive pleasure. Everything tight and operable.Comfortable,pretty damn fast,handled beautifully.Excellent sound syst... Read More

Great Until It Blew Up By Keith

Not particularly reliable although nothing to major went wrong until the engine blew Read More

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