Rover 400 (1995–1999)
Honda 'Swindon Civic' in tweed suit, but mostly with Rover's own 'K' Series engines and (Rover claims) better ride and handling. Automatic retained Honda's 1.6 engine and autobox with engine in front of passenger rather than driver.
Available as 5-door hatch or good-looking 4-door saloon (not many good looking saloons in this class).
Falling sales led to cut prices in 1998 with a 1.4Si 16v with alloys selling for £12,000 OTR.