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#1 OFFLINE   Wilko220

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 06:14 PM

 
Who wants to drive around looking like Dollywobbler but while enjoying better fuel economy...?
 
Well I've got the very thing for you.
 
Rover 45 Club saloon
X-reg
1800cc with CVT
56,000ish miles
 
Good points:
- used to be owned by Autoshite legend Purplebargeken
- has been garaged most of its life, I believe.
- Bodywork and interior in good condition for age (mainly - see below)
- new(ish) radiator
- very reliable and a joy to drive. Accelerates fast and cruises comfortably and quietly on the motorway
- loads of service history, bills, etc.
- CVT
 
Bad points:
- MOT has expired. It passed with no advisories last time but the exhaust is now blowing so I expect that will need to be sorted
- Tyres are showing their age
- Some clumsy woman drove into the front corner while trying to park her ridiculous "utility vehicle". It's been repaired to make it all fine for an MOT, but it's a bit of a bodge
- Battery doesn't hold charge for more than about a day after being fully charged
- CVT
 
With not a great deal of work, this could be a really nice car. It's served me well. I bought it on AS so am offering it here first.
 
£200
 
Located in St Albans, Herts - close to M1, A1, and M25.
 
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#2 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 06:24 PM

What's the CVT like on these?  I've never driven a rubber-band-drive Rover before.



#3 OFFLINE   Wilko220

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 06:29 PM

I get the impression it's a bit of a Marmite thing, but I think it's great once you get used to it (although I guess, given that I'm trying to flog one, I would say that wouldn't I...)

 

Best I can describe it is a little bit like driving a go-kart - or (I imagine cos I've never driven one) an electric car.


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#4 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 07:41 PM

Hello mate! This is an ace car. I bought it from my old boss who had obtained it from a stereotypical giffer.

 

Very much worth it. 

 

I'd have it back if I could.


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Posted 27 October 2018 - 07:49 PM

I get the impression it's a bit of a Marmite thing, but I think it's great once you get used to it (although I guess, given that I'm trying to flog one, I would say that wouldn't I...)

 

Best I can describe it is a little bit like driving a go-kart - or (I imagine cos I've never driven one) an electric car.

 

Aren't these a bit stepped to give false ratios or is that only in manual mode? I don't know much about them either but equally curious. Driving one back to back with mine would be interesting!


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#6 OFFLINE   mrbenn

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:17 PM

Didn't realise they made these with a CVT 'box!


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#7 ONLINE   Fabergé Greggs

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 09:20 AM

I don’t know if it’s the same as the bubble 25 CVT box but my pal had one with either a 1.6 or 1.8 kettle, and it was really quick.

Thinking about it now it might have been a 216gsi or something

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 12:51 PM

Aren't these a bit stepped to give false ratios or is that only in manual mode? 

 

Yes, they are a bit - but still quite a different experience to driving a standard automatic.

Manual mode is fun!

 

 

 I don't know much about them either but equally curious. Driving one back to back with mine would be interesting!

 

You know you want to...  :-D


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#9 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 10:24 PM

same cvt as mgf innit?


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#10 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 08:48 AM

Keep looking at this but cannot have :(


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#11 OFFLINE   Wilko220

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 11:36 AM

I don’t know if it’s the same as the bubble 25 CVT box but my pal had one with either a 1.6 or 1.8 kettle, and it was really quick.
 

 

same cvt as mgf innit?

 

 

As I understand it, it's the same CVT set-up in the 25, 45, ZR, ZS and TF.

 

And yes, it does go some when you put your foot down.


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#12 OFFLINE   Wilko220

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 11:17 AM

Now sold


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