Rover 200 (1995–1999)
Compact. Good looking. Low wind noise at speed. Stainless steel kickplates. 'Rover' image. All good performers for their engine size apart from 1.1 and 1.4 8-valve. Vi mode, fitted with MGF VVC engine tremendously quick and also very economical. Perky 1.6 CVT automatic offers instant acceleration out of side roads. 1.1 replaced Rover 100 as a sub-£10,000 offering.
All have three three-point rear belts.
Timing belts of L Series diesels apparently do last the scheduled 5 years or 84,000 miles.