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Written on: 18/07/2010 by viscousgalaxy (1 review written)
Bought this Rover 216 SLi, 1.6 16v with CVT transmission. Goes like a dream, was a bt worried first when i couldn't feel the gear changes -then found out that CVT transmissions are seemless and the changes hardly noticeable (mind at reast). The kickdown works very well and very well and very fast if you let it go...The only draw back, and its a niggle more than anything..there is a rattle from a junction between the gearbox and the drive plate. Apparently it is a common niggle, which was… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/08/2009
ROVER 216 SLI -I brought this car off my local garage for the bargin price of £250! Now I know wh it was £250.... It has given me nothing but grief since the day that I brought it - it is in great condition i.e bodywork, no dents and hardly a scratch on it but on the inside it was falling to bits - the inside is falling to bits, the ariel doesn't work so the previous owner taped an internal antenna to the ceiling under the sun visor, the front speaker is faling off and makes a rattling sound… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/03/2009
The Rover 216 Si 1992 car very good for age a great drive , great to drive , good road handling… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/06/2008 by elek27 (1 review written)
Brilliant! My Rover 216 sli '92 is amazing, 155661 on the clock and still working like 15 years ago!… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/05/2006 by Saulo (1 review written)
Well chuffed at buying this Rover 216 Si. I had been months without one so when I saw it on a dealers website I knew it was the one car I was finally gonna get after looking for a replacement for so long. Really nice car to look at that's one of the reasons I bought it. Plus the value for money factor was very high. It's got a nice grunt about the engine which has the best acceleration of any car I have had yet. Awesome car overall, totally minted… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/01/2006 by hero569 (1 review written)
I was given my Rover 216SI by my uncle to practice my driving in. It has allready had the headgasket replaced and a few things altered under the bonnet and with 92k miles on the clock I thought it was going fine until four days before my driving test when the manifold broke along with the cam belt! I missed my test and the car is still in the garage.
I have however fallen in love with the car and don't want to change it but it looks like I might have to… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/07/2005 by john towns (1 review written)
All you have to do is with the Rover 216 Si is keep an eye on the water and oil, have it serviced every 6 months, and look after it inside and out… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/10/2004 by Ross Graham (4 reviews written)
I bought my 1998 Rover 216 Si as a 20,000 mile one owner car. The performance was excellent with a lively, smooth and willing engine, while average fuel consumption of 38mpg did not disappoint.
The steering was very light for parking but lacked feel at high speeds and the car was easily blown off course by sidewinds. The brakes (non ABS) were good but the front wheels tended to lock up far too easily on damp roads. To try to cure the problem I changed the 175/65 Dunlop tyres to 185/60 Goodyears… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/09/2004 by mcarse (1 review written)
I am writing to warn you all about the Rover 216 Si, if rover were a gun, these would be the bullets! I am haunted by flashbacks of past journeys! This car is quick for its age and weight and although the suspension is softer than your average mattress it is possible to carry this speed through the corners. The only fault on this most excellent piece of machinery is the durability of the brake discs and pads, usually between 3 and 6 weeks! I bought this wild animal with just 33k on the clock… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/09/2004 by kinkyjohn1000 (3 reviews written)
Im 21 and I've had my Rover 216 SLI 16v twin cam now for a year, I bought it from a dealer with 80k on the clock. I asked for the cams to be changed as it was at the milage for it, within 24 hours of owning it the power steering belt came off 12 miles from home(country roads) if you have never driven one of these without power steering its not fun, within 2-3 weeks the head gasket had ruptured as the clutch went and my throttle cable snapped. Now it is a lovely car I will admit it does have a… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/07/2004 by Desert Rat (3 reviews written)
This review is from the point of view of a 22 yr old who loves driving. Car = R reg (97) Rover 216 Si.
On the road:
Performance - I have timed the 0-60 factor at under 10 seconds, find another 1.6 16 Valve car that is 7 years old that can still manage that and you'll be lucky. The engine is very responsive and still pulls willingly even at higher speeds.
Road holding / handling - well suited to the engine. Suspension is reasonably firm giving you lots of confidence through corners, could be… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/06/2004 by secretceleb (3 reviews written)
I bought a rover 200. I have owned it for about a year.
They look alright, the engine is good, it always starts.
There is a disapear zone in the boot and there is not enough room to store stuff (maps, papers etc) in the door panels.
Generally its alright.
It's what they have not done to make life easier that puts you off this car… Read Full Review
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