Rover Streetwise (03-05) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2014
3
Why buy a 4x4 for the school run? Streetwise is an attempt to give the macho posture and look-at-me styling of an urban off-roader with none of the parking worries or extortionate running costs. Ironically, most of the people who laugh at it are the very ones paying through the nose to drive a farm vehicle to school every day.

Rover Streetwise (03-05)
Wallet-friendly and street-tough styling
1.4 petrol can be hard work out of town; base spec is very basic

New price range:

£9,340 - £14,500

Used price range:

£357 - £1,096

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

Why buy a 4x4 for the school run? Streetwise is an attempt to give the macho posture and look-at-me styling of an urban off-roader with none of the parking worries or extortionate running costs. Ironically, most of the people who laugh at it are the very ones paying through the nose to drive a farm vehicle to school every day. We like Streetwise - it makes sense and being based on the proven Rover 25, should provide cheap motoring with a bit of a giggle.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

1.5 out of 5

Practicality

2 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

2 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

2 out of 5

What owners say...

 There is plenty of space in the front and back with ample storage in the boot. We have been able to seat four 6''2ft+ lads with bags quite comfortably.  

5 out of 5

Steve Hannigan ,   30 Apr 2013    ... read more

 Boots when rear seats are folded down is quiet spacey, queit economical on a urban cycle....or if keept under 60 mph on motorways trips.  

4 out of 5

Lee Tinsley ,   03 Feb 2012    ... read more

 Seperate seats in back so kids have own seats and own space.  

3 out of 5

Brian Angus ,   22 Feb 2010    ... read more

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