Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

2004 facelift sees a reworked interior with new switches, stalks and a new dash design that incorporates the inlays of wood we expect in Rover products. Steering is light which benefits parking but is short on feel on the move.

Soft seats and the relaxing ride quality contribute to a comfortable environment. Interior space is acceptable, although can't compare to newer rivals, particularly in the rear where leg-room becomes tight.