Where do i start,well i suppose the car is extremely comfortable to sit in, also very smooth when it actually works.Right thats the good points out of the way.Two and a bit years i have owned this god forsaken bit of dog phoo(I assume no one swears in here).First problem,the key fob went for absolutely no reason.Step in your friendly rover dealer,yes sir no problem that will be 300 smackeroonys and it will only take 2 weeks.Second problem petrol pump goes (at 25000 miles).I found out price for this,£350 go and take a hike you dirty robbing friendly rover dealer.This can be repaired very cheaply by repairing pump.The constant management light coming on,light bulbs constantly blowing,whine from the turbo,knocking noise from rear suspention.Now the good part, main hose from radiator disintegrates again for no reason,AA man says but they are nice to sit in.This car has less than 50,000 miles. Another hefty bill to fit and supply.Now what can i say as i watch the warning light come on as i realise the cylinder head gasket has blown.Rover 75 i wish they had closed down in that year.I have driven cars for over 25 years and can honestly say that i did not think it was possible to build a car so badly.Well you live and learn
I bought this car new in 2001 and have now owned it for 7 years and covered 130,000 miles.
It has everything I want in a car, reliability, plenty of gadgets and is confortable and quiet.
I usually change my cars every 3 or 4 years, but I honesty cannot justify spending a large amount of money on a new car when this car still does everything I want of it and still looks good.
Having read so many positive reviews of this car, I felt I had to post one which covers the 'flip side' of the Rover experience.
I bought mine, an 02-plate with 71,000 miles, second-hand from a car supermarket 12 months ago. In many ways I have found it a great car - nice-looking interior, comfortable & quiet ride, pleasurable driving experience, and great fuel economy.
However, it has also been one long string on major and minor electronic niggles. Firstly, the exterior temperature sensor started reading a steady minus 30 deg C, wreaking havoc with the climate control.
Then there are the wipers - they have a mind of their own, spending most of the time on intermittent, with occasional bouts of constant thrown in.
The washer fluid motor does not work at all. More recently, the ABS has packed in, and with it, for some reason, has gone the speedometer. Not good.
Finally, we move on to the questionable quality of the interior trim - the passenger airbag cover is loose and poorly fitting; in fact the entire (fake) wood dashboard fascia looks like it has been taken from a slightly smaller vehicle and forced into place.
Additionally, the plastic trim running along the bottom of the door opening has fallen off, on both the driver and the passenger side, leaving loose carpet and unsightly holes.
To summarize - I would love to love this car, but it won't let me.
I have now owned this car for 6 weeks, having driven a 1.8T Club SE for the previous 3 years.
Whilst the Diesel does not have power of the 1.8T, it is very refined and smooth on acceleration, and is no slouch at the top end.
As you would expect it is as comfortable as the last car, although the looks of the facelift model, (mine is now on a 55 plate, last one old model on 03,) is very 'boxy.' Still love the car, but prefer the old look.
Glad to see the 'charm' of changing a headlight bulb has been carried over. Got the scratches to prove it.
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