Originally Posted by Roberus
Thanks for replies.
The Rover is a 2.0CDT Turbo diesel (switchable) automatic. BMW engine but (in my opinion) retaining classic lines. Leather interior, rain sensitive wipers, cruise, cd changer, blah blah blah.....
We bought it to start a business venture but have now bought a house to do up instead so she has to go. Now time to get something a little smaller but still with character (don't do bland cars I'm afraid).
We'll have £5000 - £6000 to spend. Luckily not paying for all of the wedding anfd majority of funds will come from selling the Rover.
Is there much difference between the 1.6 and 2.0?
Rovers are nice cars, especially the 75 - I love'em although I would not want to own one as there are too 'old' for a young'ern like myself.
Well done for looking at the 147.
If I were you I would not be persuaded to getting a 156 as whilst the shell is almost the same as the 147, its got older electronics and interior. Just step into a 147 and it exedues quality, style and class.
You basically have two models - a Turismo and Lusso (Base and top of the ranges respectively).
The Turismo is still extremely well equiped but even when buying new, I think the Lusso is worth stretching for and when your talking second hand the gap between the two lessens. Do not confuse an entry level 147 Turismo with a Focus CL!!
Main standard spec on all models includes -
- Cruise control
- Traction conrol
- VDC (2.0 and JTD 16V only)
- MSR (2.0 and JTD 16V only)
- 8 speakers (bar Selespeed - 9)
The Lusso has over the Turismo:
- Rear electric windows (5dr only)
- Centre front arm rest
- CD player
- Velour upholstry available
- Dual zone climate control
- Premium BOSE sound sytem (standard on Selespeed and option on others)
- Alloys (16 inch minimum on 2.0 and JTD 16V)
- Supplementary heater on diesels