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Old 16th March 2009, 14:03   #31
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i was very close to picking up one a few years ago. loved the car and every thing - that particular car was inn good shape, but sadly the agent was asking for too much, simply because he changed the tires. And did a bad job at that as well.
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These Rovers were great cars and I used to eye them a lot.Few months back someone offered me for 1.5 Lacs and i refused as it was not maintained properly.
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This Montego is in daily use for commuting. The diesel engine is quite crude by todays standards.The front bumper is not original.It has the distinction of being the only car from Sipani that still runs in 2009!
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The car is still a daily commute.Its robust solidly built and is still running sans any serious hassles to its owner. Some engine pictures-its a transversely fitted 2.0 L diesel with a turbocharger!
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This engine seems to pretty un-touched ,Original Diesel pump seems stil operational , seeing the clutch reminds me , each clutch cable costs 4K , turobo costs 38K , but a pleasure to drive , gives an average of 14 in city with AC , and around 20+ on high way , had the car for close to 7 years.
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Guys does Popular motors still have some left? And for how much?

Spotted 2 yesterday. a silver one in Koramangala, and this one in Jaynagar:
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thats really sad..hope someone buys them or something
Why would anyone want to buy this car today? IMO the Standard 2000 was a better looker.

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Recently i saw a Montego Saloon white color Goa registered standing outside a house in mohali,it had a broken windshield,other than that the car looked fine,much better than one shown in the pic,one fine day it just vanished from there
Did the number end with 28? Then it probably once belonged to Indra-Slk or his uncle.
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Guys does Popular motors still have some left? And for how much?
I really wonder if there is anything left for us to cover :Brand New Montegos for sale (10-12 Brand new Rover Montego 2.0 DLX for sale. Price 3.95 lakhs. Make : 1994)

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Why would anyone want to buy this car today? IMO the Standard 2000 was a better looker.
The S-2000 may have been a better looker, yet the Montego would leave it dead on the performance front. Where the Montego had a super quick turbo-diesel, the S-2000 suffered from an anemic petrol mated to a jugaad (Matador!!) gearbox. Give me the Montego any which day. It was the fastest diesel car of its time.
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Why would anyone want to buy this car today? IMO the Standard 2000 was a better looker.
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Come on!!! The Std. 2000 and the Rover were from 2 different ages! The 2000 was like a car of the 70s - 80s and the Rover was a 90s car.

@GTO: I wouldn't mind buying one for, say, 20k -30k Only problem is driving a flood hit car not run for 15+ years all the way from Bombay to Bangalore.
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Saw these two Montego's recently, the white one in Aliyar Dam/Monkey Falls near Pollachi in Tamil-Nadu and the green one in Bangalore.
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The car is still a daily commute.Its robust solidly built and is still running sans any serious hassles to its owner. Some engine pictures-its a transversely fitted 2.0 L diesel with a turbocharger!
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Here is an excerpt of the Road Test of the Rover Montego in the Auto India February 1994 issue. For full roadtest, refer to the magazine's hard copy

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This is amazing,thank you so much Anjan.
and look at those performance figures,it can still give the modern diesels a run for their money.
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Thanks man for uploading this,how i miss Auto India.I still believe it was one of the best auto magazines in india.

Their quality of writing,the information given is better than what is dished out in todays 500 page-150 bucks magazines of which half of the pages are ads.

We have come such a long way with regard to motoring in this country!

The other day i saw a well maintained white coloured Montego estate in bangalore.

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Thanks man for uploading this,how i miss Auto India.I still believe it was one of the best auto magazines in india.

Their quality of writing,the information given is better than what is dished out in todays 500 page-150 bucks magazines of which half of the pages are ads.

We have come such a long way with regard to motoring in this country!

The other day i saw a well maintained white coloured Montego estate in bangalore.
Auto India is still available.
There was this magazine,Indian Auto Journal,which is extinct now.
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A Rover Montego spotted in Mahabaleshwar, appears to be in a good running condition. The red band along the bumper is original I believe- it used to come with such an ornamentation:

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