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    The HG is prone to failure on the K series models, definately on the 1.8K but the 1.4K is a bit better, with the 1.6K in between. They can go on their own accord, however if the coolant is kept topped up and the fan is working, it should be fine.

    You can get the HG done after you buy it, especially if the cambelt is due, but it could run you about £300-450 depending on who you get to do it. Don't pay over £500 for it.

    As somebody else said, revvy little engines, which make a good sound, and the 1.4 is relatively powerful for its age (104bhp) and yes the street cred is none existant with the Rover brand but if you don't care about it then who cares it'll probably be a good car which you can run into the ground.

    When you buy, make sure there is no sludge (mayo) in the coolant tank, or under the oil cap. Any sign of it, walk!! Or get them to test the HG

    Hope this helps

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    Brilliant thanks guys. Looked for all the bits last night, checked it all over. And brought it Insured it last night. Drove to work this morning

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    Heyyy cushty!!

    Make sure you let it warm up before giving it a rag aswell (if you do), harsh revving when cold will help to blow the HG up!

    Hope the car is good for many years! My old 416 was a good car

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    Ive had 3 Rovers, 111i, 114GSi and an MG ZR120 - All not bad cars but not brilliant either, keep tracks on the coolant like others have said and you should be ok.
    Other bits to look out for is rusting of the wheel arches, bit of waxoil will help that and I found that at motorway speeds the back end can get a bit vague on anything but perfect tarmac.

    At the price your offered it will be a great car, just prepare for the head to go

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