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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Rover 45 Hatchback (04-05) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

Good performance and handling

CONS

Rivals are more compelling

At a glance

New price £10,000 - £16,365
Used price £395 - £1,335
Fuel economy 33 - 52 mpg
Road tax cost £160 - £325
Insurance group 15 - 23 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Good performance and handling

CONS

Rivals are more compelling

Rover 45 Hatchback rivals

The roots of this car date back to the mid-1990s, but Rover has eked out its meagre development budget and given the 45 a final facelift. The latest work concentrates on making it look fresher, with new headlmaps and an updated interior, but it's still no match for more modern rivals. It lacks sophistication compared to other cars, but it is pretty, well equipped, good to drive and can usually be bought at a temptingly low price.

Rover 45 Hatchback rivals

Other Rover 45 (2004 - 2005) models: