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Have you ever owned a Rover 216? Did you have to purchase any replacement parts for the vehicle? If so, then we would like to hear about your experiences. Also let us know how these replacements parts performed. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Rover 216 Overview

The Rover 216 is classed as a small family car and was produced by the British automobile manufacturing company Austin Rover Group and later the Rover Group. The 216 is part of the Rover 200 series and the first generation was a 4-door saloon with the following versions being available as 3 or 5-door hatchbacks. These cars look really stylish and are very good economically. There is not much room in the rear and it’s surprising that this car was put into the small family car class when it’s more suited to the supermini class! Very strange. They are well built and very British, which is a bonus. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Rover 216?

Rover 216 History

The first generation (1984-89) was only available as a four door saloon and was a replacement for the Triumph Acclaim. It was the second vehicle to be produced by the merged company of British Leyland and Honda. This car was basically a British produced Honda Ballade.

The second generation (1989-95) was a hatchback car that was also available in coupe and convertible versions in small numbers. This was the first car to be produced by the newly privatised Rover Group. The Honda Concerto was built on the same production line, and is identical to this car.

This version of the 200 series (1995-99) was designed as a replacement for the aging Metro and had a completely new design compared to the previous versions. This version should really have been marketed as a supermini due to its size but Rover decided to stay with the small family car class. The Rover 25 replaced this car in 1999.



Fuel Economy

The Rover 216 had a 1.6L petrol engine which offered up to 39mpg. How did the engine on your 216 perform in terms of fuel economy? Remember to take into consideration the following factors when determining fuel economy for a motor vehicle: fuel type, engine size and age of the vehicle.


The Rover 216 was available as 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Rover gearbox parts where you can begin to search for your 216 gearbox parts.


If you are looking for parts for your Rover 216 then look no further. Breakeryard has a comprehensive network of UK Breakers with parts available for all makes and models. These parts can be found at some of the best prices around. Have a look at our 216 parts page or you can also enter your vehicle details in our part finder to search for the exact part you need for your Rover 216.