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Hi , im considering replacing my 111 Gsi with either a Mk2 416 /420d Saloon or a Rover Mk2 214 SEi . Is there much difference in the ride qualities of these cars , handing and refinement?

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Well as under the skin they are nearly the same car. The 200 will be better on handerling due to the size of the car. But the 400 was the best car in it's class on ride when it was launced. The MK2 200 is still and very fine car by mordern standard today. Just remeber the 400 with the L series argour under the bonnet will not be pin sharp in the bends, due to the extra weight from the diesel engine.
 

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When was the l-series brought in then? I thought mk2 diesels used 1.8 pugeot lumps.

(question, not a confrontation!)
 

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the 400 hands down, the interior is much better especially if you get a leather interior with alloys.
 

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Well as under the skin they are nearly the same car. The 200 will be better on handerling due to the size of the car. But the 400 was the best car in it's class on ride when it was launced. The MK2 200 is still and very fine car by mordern standard today. Just remeber the 400 with the L series argour under the bonnet will not be pin sharp in the bends, due to the extra weight from the diesel engine.
Under the skin they are not!

MkII 200 and MkI 400 are R8s. The MkII 400 is an HHR.
You're thinking about the MkII 200 and MkI 400 being comparable.

From the size comment you're trying to compare the MkIII 200 (R3 - derived from the R8) and the MkII 400. They're completely unrelated.
 

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Under the skin they are not!

MkII 200 and MkI 400 are R8s. The MkII 400 is an HHR.
You're thinking about the MkII 200 and MkI 400 being comparable.

From the size comment you're trying to compare the MkIII 200 (R3 - derived from the R8) and the MkII 400. They're completely unrelated.
If you jack both the MK2 200 up on a ramp next to a MK2 400 you will be suprised at what you see. They share quite abit in common. The rear setup alone is the same. The front complete diffrent but thats Honda for you.

If you dont beleave me then jack one up and look yourself. The cars are diffrent in size the older MK2 200 is bigger in the back due to the bigger seats used in the MK2 400. Infact the boot on the Mk1 400 ia bigger then the MK2 400 in saloon or hatch form.

Rob if you read the orginal question he asks about the MK2 420D which is the L series as you know. The MK2 200/MK1 400 have the XUD 1.8 diesel.
 
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