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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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41 reader reviews for Rover 75 Saloon.
  • 1.8 Connoisseur SE 4dr

    Paul Johnston , Merseyside . Date: 03/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      25

    My car

    Have had this car a year now. Bought it for £2k with 95,000 on the clock and the bodywork and interior is spotless. You really can't beat the value and you get a lot of car for the money. OK, there's not a lot of street cred, particularly if, like me, you've got the model with a fake wood steering wheel. But on the plus side, it drives really well, is quiet, comfortable and fast enough to keep up with traffic. It has always started first turn of the key. Things to look out for include making sure the electric seat motors and central locking still work, as they can be pricey to sort out and parts for the locks are becoming scarce. Don't keep the ignition key on a ring with your others, otherwise the other keys will penetrate the rubber buttons when they get warm and it's £200 to replace them unless you live near one of the MG/Rover enthusiasts (who can sort them out for less than half that price). Servicing isn't too bad - a silencer only cost me £50 at the last MOT. On the downside, I only get around 25mpg to the gallon out of it and road tax is pricey due to the emissions as it's an older engine. Oh, and my wife says I look like Alan Partridge in it - A-HA!

  • 2.0 CDTi Connoisseur SE 4dr

    Ken Wash , Essex . Date: 06/05/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    I have had this car for over a year now, and have found it to be the best car i've owned. Problems can usually be dealt with via the very good owners club, who tell you what can and does go wrong and how to prevent problems arising. The ride is a bit harder than I thought, but this could just be the state of our roads, but it is extremely quiet especially for a diesel ( one of BMW's best). The interior is great to look at and be in with lots of wood and leather and all the toys you could want, including a chinese aftermarket sat nav/freeview tv/dvd package. I have found it very cheap to run (42mpg) for a diesel auto. I have alson fitted a tuning box that gives the car alot more go but still gives good economy. A very well built and finished car. Shame they are no longer made as I couldn't think of what is going to eventually replace it.

  • 2.0 CDTi Connoisseur 4dr

    Alexander Clarke , South Yorkshire . Date: 13/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I have owned this car for 2 years, and I absolutely love it. However all cars do have faults and I have noticed a few. First of all the Clutch master cylinder is in a stupid location, not under the bonnet as you would expect, but above and behind the clutch pedal in the drivers footwell. I was driving home from work and suddenly the car refused to go in to any gear, I eventually managed to crash in to 2nd gear and find a lay by, I contacted the RAC and after about 20 minutes they arrived.The mechanic advised me to replace the master cylinder as it would only get worse. I contacted the garage where a new clutch and slave + master cylinder were fitted only 6 months before at a cost of £1100, fortunately this was done just before I bought the car. I was advised to check the level of fluid in the master cylinder reservoir, which I did and I topped it up, and ever since I have had no problems apart from routinely topping up once more. Apart from this I have replaced all of the brake pipes as the car failed the MOT (common fault as pipes are very exposed to the elements).Also the drivers side front coil spring broke at 30 mph and took out the front tyre. These are known faults, but I have to say that all in all the car is magnificent to drive, and with it's BMW diesel engine it is reliable and economical, not to mention better made than any BMW that I have been in. It has electric seats,heated seats, 6CD changer,full leather and the most beautifully designed interior of any car.

  • 2.5 V6 Connoisseur 4dr

    Michael Chambers , Wien . Date: 27/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I have owned this car from new, & bought it as the 1st privately owned 2.5 V6 in Austria. In the first 3 years, l had practically everything replaced FOC, with a good contact directly with Rover UK. As an original BMW purchase this car was made to last, unfortunately, the coolant tank, the door locks & the rear axle had to be replaced due to this car being a monday's car, (in the UK you call it a friday's car). Anyway, the first 3 years were not a happy time for me or the car, but the last 6 years have been most impressive, this is by far the best car l have ever driven, its comfortable, its NOW reliable, it still gives me excellent mileage, and still reguarly drives back & forth between Somerset(GB) and Vienna, Austria, with no problems whatsoever. Last week it went through its TUV (MOT in the UK) without the slightest problem. There is not one piece of rust on this car, and from underneath, the car is still in pristine condition as is the total bodywork.

    But now the painful part comes, as l need to sell this car, so who knows what l might have next, unfortunately, l won't be another Rover as l can't buy them new in Austria?

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