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Overated cardboard box

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28.01.2001

Advantages:
driver fatigue is very well designed

Disadvantages:
see above

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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 05.08.2005 21:46

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 28.01.2001 23:24

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

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Body Type Saloon
Available Trims Classic; Connoisseur; Connoisseur SE; Contemporary, Connoisseur; Connoisseur SE; Contemporary; Contemporary SE
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