Thursday 20th December 2012
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We would love to hear about your experience of the Rover 400 series. If you have ever owned one and had tom replace any parts then let us know how these parts performed and what you thought of this car. Write a review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Rover 400 series Overview

The Rover 400 series is classed as a small family car and was produced by the British automobile manufacturing company the Rover Group. The 400 series was in production from 1990 to 1999 and was replaced with the Rover 45. Although these cars are marketed as small family cars, they are closer in size to mid-sized family cars. The 400 series have a really stylish interior with a lot of wood used and also uses a lot of chrome on the exterior. They are smooth rides, are very comfortable and reliable. The performance isn’t too great and the safety features are poor. Does this sound anything like your experience of this car?

Rover 400 series History

The first generation (1990-95) was the 4-door saloon version of the 200 series hatchback car. These cars were built as a joint venture between Rover and Honda, with Honda marketing this car as the Honda Concerto. The 400 series version had some distinctive Rover features and was soon available as an estate version known as the 400 Tourer. In 1993 there was a slight makeover, which mainly affected the grille design, giving it the Rover grille. The second generation (1995-99) was available in hatchback and saloon variants. The estate version was no longer available. This version was no longer based on the 200 series and gave the car a new look. This version was rather popular in the UK. Production ceased in 1999 and the 400 series was replaced with the Rover 45.

Model Types

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Fuel Economy

The Rover 400 series has had a few different engines available over the two generations. There are the 1.4, 1.6 and 2.0L petrol engines and 1.8, 1.9 and 2.0L diesel engines. The 2.0L diesel is the most economical, offering up to 53mpg. Which engine did you have and how did it perform economically? Remember to consider the age, fuel type and engine size of the vehicle when determining fuel economy.


The Rover 400 series was available in 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. Which gearbox did you have and how do you rate its performance? You can find your 400 series gearbox parts at the Rover gearbox parts section of our website.


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