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Rover 45 TD Connoisseur 4dr (2004 Jul)
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THE long-running saga of when MG Rover's new medium-size car will hit the roads shows no sign of ending.Development of the 25/45 replacement - crucial to Rover's future - hasn't run smoothly, what with its China Brilliance partnership failing to get ... Rover 45 TD Connoisseur 4dr

Rover 45 1.8 Club SE (2004 Nov)
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ROVER'S long-time small family car underwent an extensive makeover this summer, with a fresh look and a host of new fixtures.Using the attractive 75 as a template, the British company has come up with a sharply-styled car that stands well alongside t... Rover 45 1.8 Club SE

Cheap and good to drive (2011 Mar)
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SPARES for Rovers are still plentiful and there are plenty of smaller garages which are happy to fix them reasonably if they go wrong.That means that with the drop in second-hand prices, a well-bought one can still be a great bargain.The mid-range 45... Cheap and good to drive

Family friendly five-door Evoque (2010 Nov)
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LAND Rover has realised for some time that the Range Rover was likely to have only limited appeal in the future because of the cost of fuel and its level of emissions.In introducing the Evoque it has recognised where the market is heading – to smalle... Family friendly five-door Evoque

First to see will by a... Rover (2008 May)
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Maybe I’m getting old, maybe I’m going mad, but whatever it is I’m currently looking at Rovers with a real longing. I can’t drive past one that’s for sale without taking a much closer look. The other day it was a 2001 R... First to see will by a... Rover

Range Rover Evoque Si4 Dynamic Coupé Automatic (2012 Apr)
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AS a brand Land Rover has two great strengths.First and foremost is its image as the original, all conquering off-roader. No matter who seems to challenge its pre-eminence it still somehow manages to sit on the top of the pile, which is no mean feat ... Range Rover Evoque Si4 Dynamic Coupé Automatic

Kings of the wild frontier (2011 Nov)
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IT’S the leap of faith most Land Rover owners will, perhaps mercifully, never get to experience.You’re driving down a country lane behind the wheel of a Range Rover Sport, when the route is barred by a mud-spattered off-road vehicle.Out pops speciali... Kings of the wild frontier

Range Rover Evoque's new image (2010 Sep)
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LAND ROVER has long realised that it had to downsize if it was to survive, with ever increasing powers-that-be emphasis on emissions and lower fuel consumption.So the smallest ever Range Rover – the Evoque – which launches next year, will be availabl... Range Rover Evoque's new image

Range Rover Evoque Coupe SD4 Dynamic auto (2012 Apr)
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LIVERPOOL-built, seriously cool and just named World Design Car of the Year, the honours keep rolling in for the Fab 4x4.This latest honour is actually the 101st global gong to be scooped by the Range Rover Evoque – and it has only been on sale since... Range Rover Evoque Coupe SD4 Dynamic auto

Range Rover Evoque Coupe SD4 Dynamic Automatic (2012 Mar)
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LAND Rover has turned a corner with the Range Rover Evoque.The company built its reputation on providing thoroughly practical, immensely strong 4x4 models which became the benchmark for off-roaders and with the arrival of the original Range Rover, fo... Range Rover Evoque Coupe SD4 Dynamic Automatic

Range Rover Evoque TD4 Pure 5dr (2011 Sep)
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WE’RE all familiar with gimmicks that front advertising campaigns for anything ranging from breakfast cereal to washing powder.Who can forget the ads from that High Street store who don’t stock ordinary food, but sell only M&S food that’s a littl... Range Rover Evoque TD4 Pure 5dr

Evoque arrives with a buzz (2011 Oct)
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WHETHER it will become the model that helps redefine an entire brand in the way that the Audi TT did remains to be seen but there’s certainly a buzz surrounding the new baby Range Rover.The Evoque is the car dubbed Land Rover’s most dynamic and green... Evoque arrives with a buzz

Used Approved Land Rover (2008 May)
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Used Car Expert ask, "What do I get if I buy a Used Approved Land Rover?" Are the cars inspected? “A rigorous inspection by specialist technicians and all rectification work completed.” Do they have a history check? &... Used Approved Land Rover

The 'must have' car of the year (2011 Aug)
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DRIVE the new Range Rover Evoque anywhere and heads will turn.It is a fantastic looking car and a staggering 18,000 orders have already been placed – many by people who have only seen photographs of the newcomer.Thousands of them will be new to the b... The 'must have' car of the year

Range Rover Evoque SD4 2.2 Coupe (2012 Apr)
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THERE'S never been a question over Land Rover’s ability to build rough, tough, ready-for action off-roaders but to enter into the highly competitive fashion stakes really raises the ante.Thankfully, the award-winning Evoque is easily up for the chall... Range Rover Evoque SD4 2.2 Coupe

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Rover 45 fan not working (2008 Apr)
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Hi I have a Rover 45 and the engine fan is not working, even when the car is running for a while. The water in plastic radiator top up tank also seems cool and the engine has a nasty smell after running a while. Can you help advise ... Rover 45 fan not working

Fresher face for Rover 45 (2004 Apr)
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IN the face of intense competition a fresher face is on the way for Rover's compact 45 hatchback and saloon models.Until a completely new replacement can be funded and produced, the Rover 45 is attempting to compete by offering as much as it possibly... Fresher face for Rover 45

Classic Land Rovers (2008 Jan)
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Hi Matthew, I have recently packed in my job at a well known law firm in the desire to experience the world. I am planning to follow in the footsteps of my father, who passed away two years ago, in a journey he made before heading to university in t... Classic Land Rovers

Range Rover goes front wheel drive (2010 Sep)
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IT’S the smallest Range Rover ever to hit the roads and it will be the first ever vehicle from the iconic British brand to come with only two driven wheels – but it will share all the up-market features of its grander siblings.And that will include p... Range Rover goes front wheel drive

Land Rover freezes VAT for winter (2010 Nov)
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LAND ROVER has launched a price initiative aimed at protecting customers from the VAT increase in January.The company made its announcement as prices were unveiled for the 2011 model range, including the Freelander2 with its new two-wheel drive versi... Land Rover freezes VAT for winter

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