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Community Level 1luke118arf

luke118arf

ROVER AND OUT

AdvantagesCOMFORT, STYLE, REFINEMENT, TRADITIONAL ROVER VALUES

DisadvantagesNOT MADE ANYMORE

"...well. This is the second Rover I have owned the first being a old shape 1995 214 which was my Dad's but drove after passing my driving test at 17. Two and a half years later at the age of 19 and being very impressed with the 214 I decided to buy a Rover 75. I had a budget of under four grand so I decided to bite the bullet and buy a 75 from the auction. I knew pretty much what to look out for and finally bought a X reg 2001 1.8 classic with NO ..." Read review
17.12.2006

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Community Level 5kfingleton

kfingleton

75 Reasons

AdvantagesGrown up and well engineered luxury car

DisadvantagesRover badge, insecurity of the firm

"...the trouble that has surrounded Rover over the years, it's a mazing the company exists at all. Thinking back at all those awful cars the company made (or in fact all their cars), they really should have died a quick death a long tinme ago. The rule here is that Rover make crap cars. And to prove a rule you need an exception and the 75 is just that. Rover cars have lived under the pretence of having some sort of prestige for years now, thinking ..." Read review
15.12.2000

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Community Level 4philmuss

philmuss

BEAUTIFUL AND GRACEFUL

AdvantagesBEautiful looking car,performance .fuel economy

Disadvantagesimage perhaps

"...800 mile round trip the rover returned a mpg figure of 38 which is pretty good considering its not a small car. Now all I have to do is save up £16,995 I wonder how many reviews I will have to write for that ..." Read review
04.03.2001

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Get one quick before the prices go up!

AdvantagesComfort, Value for money, looks

DisadvantagesNo CD player, can be awkward to clean all that chrome :-)

"You know what annoys me? Reviews written by people, who have never actually SAT in one of these, let alone driven one! And take "advice" from others. (You know who you are!) let me just start by saying don't believe the hype, parts for these cars are easily obtained and they are no worse than any other car out there for reliability or anything else, my mate has a 1 year old BMW 530 D and its been in for repairs 3 times in the past 2 months, and he ..." Read review
13.08.2006

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Community Level 2rushed

rushed

Overated cardboard box

Advantagesdriver fatigue is very well designed

Disadvantagessee above

"The Rover 1.8 club (automatic)has too many faults, i was going to buy one earlier this year but was advised not too by a good friend of mine, let me takes you through the faults that have been found on this overated vehicle. 1: Cam cover gaskets leaking due to torque relaxation in other words the bolts on the Cam Cover are always coming loose. 2: Head Gasket always blowing, causing oil and water to mix. this would be down to poor gasket design ..." Read review
28.01.2001

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Community Level 5cabletow

cabletow

underpowered sofa

Advantagescomfy

Disadvantagesslippers image is alive and well

"A few months ago rover dealerships were offering the crazy deal of a 24 hour road test with unlimited mileage. All I had to do was arrange temporary comprehensive insurance through my broker, which surprisingly didn't cost anything extra. So armed with my temporary cover note and my driving licence I marched into the showroom one Friday morning to claim my prize. Yep, they hadn't been joking, 'here's the car', they said, 'its brimming with petrol ..." Read review
20.09.2000

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Community Level 1zonco

zonco

Almost perfect only let down by harsh engine

AdvantagesSolid great handling great brakes

DisadvantagesPoor acceleration, dealer support ? rearward vision

"I have owned Rover group cars since the original early 1980s Rover 216. The 75 is more BMW 3 series than anything else nothing in common with the Honda-Rovers. The handling braking and traction are superb. Compared to my previous Rover a 623 it is wonderful to drive. The Rover 623 was powerful and very reliable but th most boring car I have ever owned, in contrast the 75 allways puts a smile on my face. Interior space and comfort is great only ..." Read review
05.08.2005

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Community Level 1Jon2003

Jon2003

Rover 75 more like Rover 0.75- Don't touch it..

AdvantagesLooks, Comfortable interior, Excellent Navigation

Disadvantages3 Engines , 2 Gearboxes later

"...my new company car, A rover 75 1.8 Conniseur SE with Highline Navigation in January 2000, approximately a year after the Rover 75 was launched. It was Wedgwood Blue and came with black leather seating, 6 CD Changer, electric seats with a memory that remembered just how you had positioned the seat. (A very useful thing as you will read later) The car oozed style and class and all the interior furnishings were well crafted and finished. the Navigational ..." Read review
20.04.2003

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Community Level 1Corporal

Corporal

2nd Hand Buyer Beware

AdvantagesGood image, very smooth ride & gears

DisadvantagesBit thirsty, running costs

"...used a company V reg Rover 75 for the last year. It's a fantastic car to drive - a dream on the motorways and, while a little bobbly on small twisty roads, a great experience. However, the head gasket went recently, with the first indication visible to me as the driver being rapid overheating. Subsequently over 2000 pounds of work had to be completed to restore it to it's former glory...one of those moments I'm glad I pay that company car tax! A ..." Read review
18.02.2003

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Community Level 1jubobmax

jubobmax

Wanted one sooner ,

Advantagessmooth ride , easy to drive , comfy , value for money , looks great .

Disadvantagesnot found any yet , honest .

"When the 75 first came out we could not afford one , that did not stop us wanting one .Well we now have one and it is everything we expected it would be . full leather all the toys , it is only an 1800 but the power output is quite impressive and we have to keep a check on the speed , the low noise in the cab is no indication of your speed , carpets are top quality and well fitted , sitting in any of the seats is like being at home in the armchair ..." Read review
15.05.2007

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Community Level 1jonel22

Quick review of Rover 75 1.8

"Fancied this for a long time. Bought a 1.8 T se connoisseur 2003 at auction last summer. Had it 7 months now. TOTALLY DELIGHTED WITH IT. Reasonable fuel consumption lots of toys, and doesn,t hang about. Leather, Aircon, heated seats etc. brilliant. Fitted a set of Goodyear Hydras, as recommended in AutoExpress tyre guide. Vast improvement to wet weather handling and braking . Don't be put off by negative reviews, I wasn,t and I,m not disappointed.
30.01.2008

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Community Level 1Jonesthest...

Jonesthesteam

The industry's best kept secret!

AdvantagesA British styled BMW at half the price.

DisadvantagesThe reputation of the 75 tends to be grouped with the other Rover cars.

"With Rover now gone (albeit being brought back with a Chinese flavour) prices for these cars have fallen through the roof as dealers follow each other like sheep and mark down the selling prices. I have just picked up a 1999 1.8i model with 74k miles for £2999. For this money I've got the following; A beautifully finished and screwed together salon with more extras than most far east manufacturers are currently offering. People forget that this ..." Read review
21.08.2005

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Community Level 1colinberner

Quick review of Rover 75 1.8

"hi i have just bought myself an 03 75 1.8T i pick it up saturday 14 of july 07 when i saw it i just melted and traded my hyundai coupe in my mum reckons its too old for a 22 year old but hey but just wondering if anyone knows if the have sorted the head gasket models out on the 03 regs and onwards if so please could some one e mail me at caryautos9@hotmail.co.uk thanks col
13.07.2007

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Community Level 1smittus

smittus

ROVER 75 1.8

AdvantagesQUALITY PRODUCT

DisadvantagesNONE

"Rover 75 is a quality car, paid £2300 for my Rover 75 Connoisseur SE. 1.8 X reg 69.000 miles. an absolute bargin. ( owner needed a quick sale) The car is in mint condition inside and out, leather seats,climate control,etc, The car drives very smooth,driving is pleasurable, its theraputic. The dash board looks classy,and when lit up,you get that wow factor. the 6 cd system sound great, as well as the performance and handling, for the size of the car ..." Read review
19.11.2007

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Community Level 0mervtheswerv

Quick review of Rover 75 1.8

"i bought mine just over a month ago, £4000 on an 52 plate immaculate , low mileage, and i love it ,smooth, lovely to drive , not as quick as my old 620i but much classier.
08.02.2008

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