This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Rover 45 Saloon (04-05) review.

2 out of 5 2.0
Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0
Rover 45 Saloon (00-04) - rated 2 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £13,380 - £17,308
Used price £170 - £1,855
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £165 - £330
Insurance group 19 - 25 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Handling is good and it's cheap to run

CONS

An old image for an old car

Rover 45 Saloon rivals

Volkswagen
Bora
3 out of 5 3.0

Written by Parkers on

Rover would like to think 45 has more image than it has. It's essentially a warmed-over 400 - and that dates back to the early 1990s. It looks expensive against talented models such as Focus and Civic and lacks the prestige of Mondeo, Passat and 406. But it does have plus points: an excellent ride, lots of equipment and gives a good drive.

Rover 45 Saloon rivals

Volkswagen
Bora
3 out of 5 3.0

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