Wallet-friendly and street-tough styling
1.4 petrol can be hard work out of town; base spec is very basic
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.