Rover 75 1.8

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Rover 75 1.8

Rover present the 75 1.8 Classic 4dr Saloon with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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Review of "Rover 75 1.8"

published 28/01/2001 | rushed
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Pro driver fatigue is very well designed
Cons see above
Road Handling
Fuel consumption

"Overated cardboard box"

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 and cylinder heads warping.

3: Rear shock absorbers creaking.
this is due to a manufacturing problem as Rover are now fitting modified shocks on all new cars.

4: Rear doors stick and are difficult to open.
Door latch pivot point sticking.

5: Cam Seals leaking.
This causes cambelt oil contamination which can weaken and lessen life of belt unless changed.

6: Water ingress.
Drain channels in bulk head are getting blocked and water is filling scuttle panel, then via heater into passenger footwell.

Odd Cases:

1: Cental locking operates when the volume control is adjusted via the steering wheel controls.

2: MIL (maulfunction indicator lamp) coming on for no reason.

3: Coolent loss was a common problem on previous k series engines until modified inlet manifold gasket fitted.

Overall this car is very underpowered due to 1800cc engine and automatic cvt box in a very heavy car.

Although this is bad report the Rover 75 has good points due to BMW design.

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  • zonco published 05/08/2005
    The author clearly dosen't own a 75 1.8 or any other car with the K series engine so why has he written a review ? The remarks about oil leaks are totally spurrious and without any foundation
  • jonwhite published 28/01/2001
    Thanks for sharing the faults with us. It is important that consumers get to know about the bad as well as the good regarding products. A good useful opinion.
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Product Information : Rover 75 1.8

Manufacturer's product description

Rover present the 75 1.8 Classic 4dr Saloon with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

Product Details

Body Type: Saloon

Available Trims: Classic; Connoisseur; Connoisseur SE; Contemporary, Connoisseur; Connoisseur SE; Contemporary; Contemporary SE

Fuel Type: Petrol

Range: Rover 75

Range + Engine Type: 75 1.8, 75 1.8T

Manufacturer: Rover

Height: 1393

Width: 1761

Length: 4749

Weight: 1515, 1530

Power: 120, 150

Type: Car

Release Date: 01.01.2005

Insurance Group: 9, 8, 11

Engine Size (cc): 1796

Towing Limit (kg): 1200, 1450

Boot Capacity (litres): 432

Transmission type: 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, 5 Speed Manual; 5 Speed Automatic

Classification: Premium Car

Country of Origin: UK

CO2 Emissions: 184 g/km - (Man), 184 g/km - (Man) / 224 g/km - (Auto), 193 g/km - (Man) / 214 g/km - (Auto)

Emissions Class: EU3

Number of Doors: 4

NCAP Rating: NCAP 4 Star Rating

Maximum Speed (mph): 121, 130

Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles

Cylinders: 4

Fuel Capacity (litres): 65

Torque: 118@4000 lb/ft, 158@2100 lb/ft

Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 9.6 seconds - (Man)


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