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Rover 45 Saloon review

2004 - 2005 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 52.5

At a glance

Price new £13,350 - £17,000
Used prices £552 - £2,782
Road tax cost £200 - £395
Insurance group 19 - 23
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 399 - 629 miles
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Pros & cons


Handling is good and it's cheap to run


An old image for an old car

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The 2004 facelift sees the 45 continuing to soldier on. It’s showing its age in the face of newer rivals like Focus and Golf as it dates back to the mid 1990s, but still offers a comfortable ride and decent equipment levels. If you enjoy the bowls club image then it fits the bill but you need to get a good discount for it to make real sense.