Friday 9th November 2012
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We would love to hear about your experience of the Rover 45. If you have ever owned a Rover 45 and had to replace any parts then let us know how these parts performed when fitted to the vehicle. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Rover 45 Overview

The Rover 45 is classed as a small family car and was produced by the British car manufacturers MG Rover. The 45 replaced the 400 series and was just an evolution of these cars. MG Rover took over from the Rover Group in 2000 and thus was the main reason for the name change. The 45 is well equipped and is a well designed car. They are bit dated in their design but are good performers with good handling. There is not that much room inside the car and the engines can be quite noisy. Overall they are cheap to buy, run and are generally value for money. Does this sound like your experience of the Rover 45?

Rover 45 History

The Rover 45 (1999-2005) was the next step in the 400 series and easily identifiable as that. This car had originally been marketed as a cheap alternative to some of the large family cars on the market but Rover changed their strategy to market this and price it as a small family car. To begin with this car sold well as the prices were better than the previous 400 series. It started to look a bit dated compared with rivals as it was still based on the Honda Domani. In 2004 the car received a facelift in an attempt to boost sales by giving it new front and rear ends as well as interior and mechanical changes. This car ceased production in 2005 as MG Rover went bust.


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Fuel Economy

The Rover 45 was available in the following engines: 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0L petrol and a 2.0L diesel engine. The 2.0L diesel engine is the most economical of the available engines, offering up to 52mpg which is pretty good. Which engine did you have and how did it perform economically? The age, fuel type and engine size will be determining factors when it comes to fuel economy.


The available gearboxes for the Rover 45 are: 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance? You can search for gearbox parts for your Rover 45 by looking at our Rover gearbox section.


If you need parts for your Rover 45 then you are in the right place. Here at Breakeryard you can find new and used parts at great prices. We have a comprehensive network of UK Breakers with parts for all makes and models. You can enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the 45 parts page to locate the parts for your vehicle.