This is my original blog for all our non-caravanning trips since 2009 and more recently posts about coming to terms with being single again having been widowed in 2018. And anything else too really!

My caravanning blog is (Get Your) Legs Down and all our trips in the caravan are there. My grog blog is The Ale Archive where I list every beer I’ve ever tried.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Richards Wrecks – Number Five

The ‘Rocket’ was traded in for this beast – a 1993 Rover 220 Coupe.

Fun to drive, powerful in it’s day and sounded good too. The Rover T series 2.0 twin over head cam engine produced 134 BHP. Bucket seats and a plush interior, it looked good – in my opinion, but the build quality was dreadful. Rattles, failing electrics, poor paintwork and ill fitting body panels. The aircon fans seized and the exhaust manifold was starting to leak. Only some very delicate throttle work kept it quiet when I went to trade it in. As soon as I left the dealers with my new car I turned the phone off!

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