Rover 200 Hatchback (95-00) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014
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This 200 is an all-Rover design that was signed-off before BMW took over the company. And it's still on sale (in the form of the 25) now that German firm are long gone.

3 out of 5

Performance

Rover-developed front-wheel-drive three and five-door hatchbacks launched in late 1995 with a good choice of economical engines, from the leisurely 1.1 to the sporty 200vi 1.8. The 220 Di, introduced in March 98, is both lively and remarkably economical - 50 mpg is a realistic all-round average. Even 214 feels quite sporty; 200vi is keen driver’s choice; 216i and 218i are brisk.

3 out of 5

Handling

A good ride over most surfaces, although it can get caught out when the road gets really bumpy. Roadholding is good, with adequate grip for cornering. The power steering is precise, though rather lifeless. Slick, easy gearchange and clutch.