Mike’s Rover 214SLi

Our Cars : Mike’s Rover 214SLi

Our Cars : Mike’s Rover 214SLi

Mike Humble enjoys another year’s trouble-free motoring with his early Rover 214. …with the added bonus of an MoT pass. Another year with my mate, R8 I may be many things – overweight, over opinionated, underpaid and overworked, but indecisiveness doesn’t really apply in my world. Rightly or wrongly I stick by my guns and […]

Our Cars : Mike’s Rover 214SLi

Our Cars : Mike’s Rover 214SLi

These boots are made for driving From the outside, the only visual aspect of my R8 214 that I have never got used to are the spindly 14-inch wheels, shod with laughably skinny 175/70×14 tyres. It makes tyre replacement cheap, even though as time passes, a decreasing number of vehicles have tyres this size fitted. […]

Our Cars : Mike’s Rover 214SLi – charging forward into 2014!

Our Cars : Mike’s Rover 214SLi – charging forward into 2014!

Mike Humble It’s been an interesting few weeks with the Rover, to be honest. Firstly, the damn thing nearly gets written off thanks to a Yummy Mummy driving in the middle of the road in her Ford Galaxy on a blind bend, causing me to run the car up a muddy bank into some hedgerows […]

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Our Cars : Mike’s Rover – don’t neglect your loved ones

Our Cars : Mike’s Rover – don’t neglect your loved ones

Mike Humble Since the R8 has come back into the fold not a great deal has been reported, quite simply because just like the time under my previous ownership, it’s simply just got on with the job. Over the past few weeks owing to running a couple of test cars, the 214 was seconded to […]

Our Cars : Mike’s Rover 214SLi – racking up the miles

Our Cars : Mike’s Rover 214SLi – racking up the miles

Mike Humble I simply adore a car that requires a squirt of juice and a dab of throttle to operate. It is, after all, what we all need in a car – sheer reliability allied with a hint of character. There hasn’t really¬† been anything to report on since the Rover’s return, with the exception […]

Our Cars : Mike’s Rover 214SLi

Our Cars : Mike’s Rover 214SLi

Mike Humble   Friends reunited Out of the huge number of cars I’ve owned during the past 24 years, only a handful have tugged at the heartstrings when it’s been time to move on and sell. A really nice Saab Turbo was sold to make way for a company Audi, and of course there was […]

Car of the Month : September 2010

Car of the Month : September 2010

The Rover 200/400 looks crisp and exciting over two decades on from its launch. Early ones are getting rare now, and Mike Humble’s example is one of the best… Words and pictures: Mike Humble The high watermark A lovely car in a lovely(ish) setting… I NEVER get emotionally tied to cars. Yes I enjoy them […]

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