Rover 620Ti Review

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big trucker33's review of Rover 620Ti

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“I love my Rover 620ti, it only cost me £6,000 a whole...”

Written on: 18/10/2003 by big trucker33 (2 reviews written)

Good Points
For a large car it very quick, as it throws out 225bhp. Also it has the comfort of a Jaguar. Half Leather, half material. Full electrics including sunroof and air con. Holds the road very well due to the 16" alloys wheels.

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General Comments
I love my Rover 620ti, it only cost me £6,000 a whole lot of fun to drive. It shocks a lot of people how powerful it is, including me when i first bought 1 year ago

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Daibill's Response to big trucker33's Review

Written on: 09/01/2004

I'm sorry but the Rover 620ti puts out 197bhp std not 225 as above.
<br>The Gearboxes blow after around 80,000 miles and the heads gaskets are prone to blowing. If you can say they ride like a Jaguar then you've never been in one.
<br>I had a 620ti for 4 years and found its a good car but a sports car it ain't

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285883_Kdturbo's Response to big trucker33's Review

Written on: 17/04/2007

Same as mate, my car cuts out at 4500 rpm, would love to know the answer pretty annoying.

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237963_Johnny G's Response to big trucker33's Review

Written on: 09/04/2006

I've just bought a 620ti on a 1999 plate 100000 miles. Gearbox ok so far and the head gasket hasn't blown yet, and the thing goes like a rocket. But i was wondering, now Rover doesn't exist anymore, does anyone know about the availabillity of parts now that you can't go to a main dealer?

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Paul Boucher's Response to big trucker33's Review

Written on: 30/05/2005

Hi can anyone help ive got a rover 620ti drives great but if i put my foot down to overtake once the revs reach 4500 or more it's like the ingnition is being switched off it cuts out rev it when stationary no problem anyone had this problem Paul

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171191_620 Turbo's Response to big trucker33's Review

Written on: 20/09/2004

The late model ti has 'chocolate pistons' these pistons will require changing if running higher boost. I own an early ti on an M plate. These cars are great value for money and can be modified very cheaply if you know how. I run a reliable 15psi boost (adjustable) with piper cross filter platinum plugs, s/s exhaust and many other parts. The power output for the 620 ti is around 200bhp (197bhp was for the 200 coupe turbo)they will do a 0-60 in around 6.6 sec and if modified top speed is around 155mph - fast enough for a prison sentance!! front wheel drive hinders any extra power as wheel spin and torque steers are a problem. when modified these cars offer the best performance of any car under £3k. I have had a few problems with the engine but nothing that made me sell it, head gasket went within 2 months of ownership. A decent performance garage will replace it with a proper gasket (not cork or std rover stuff. I have been looking to change the car for something else but its so cheap to insure and run that I can't find anything else worth replacing it with.

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Will0479's Response to big trucker33's Review

Written on: 05/02/2004

Well lets just say that although the Ti is a half decent motor, its flawed by idiotic design faults on rover's behalf, I have to agree with the comments made by daibill (1st Reviewer) that gearboxes do indeed wear out very quickly, especially when driven hard,(mine went at 65000), and also the extremely tricky problem of blown head gaskets, I am now on my second gasket, the first one i had changed lasted three weeks, I now have a klinger gasket fitted which still leaks but has done alright so far..(klinger gaskets are fitted to all turbo 620's as of 96+), earlier ones hade a dodgy rover cork one,,so basically if you are considering a Ti don't bother with anything older than a late P reg unless your ready to faff on fitting a klinger gasket...
<br>Really all in all they aint to reliable unless you buy a late model (Vreg is last) before all these little gremlins pop up,, Performance is good but handling can be bad happy under real hammer,, and suffers from wheel spin and torque steer on uneven roads,,but once again if you buy a late model you'll get traction control,which is a help.. and as for ride quality, well a nice vectra would'nt be far behind a 620ti inside,(i think they spent all the budget on the seats),there's a great amount of plastic inside and i'm fairly sure most of the dash and dash surround are out of a discovery, pricewise really, you should be able to pick up a T-V for about £3000-£3500 on a private sale, Don't pay £6000 thats far to much, even if it was the very last one off the production line...

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