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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.
  • 2.0 CDTi Connoisseur SE 4dr

    BOB STARTUP , KENT . Date: 01/04/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 1.8 T Connoisseur SE 4dr

    Andrew Strachan Date: 27/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought my Rover on a 54 plate with just 21000 on the clock. the inside was like new, the last owner was in his 70s and only used it every so often. The 75 does make me feel that im in a car two classes above it. The ride is just excelent and the kids love it in the back. My daughter is 9 and my son is 3, so i had a roof mounted DVD fitted for them. We traveling down from Scotland to. the south of England for Hols so looking forward to that drive. Not often i say that lol.

  • 2.0 CDTi Connoisseur 4dr

    Jack Hayes , West Sussex . Date: 23/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned a Rover 75 CDTi for 4 years it had done 34500 miles,It is the most comfortable car I have driven in many years, & compares favourably with the most expensive saloons on the market at a quarter of the price.The Economy is exceptional at 46 m.p.g in town & urban driving,I arrive relaxed no matter how many miles driven,I have added a power boost which ups the 115 to 152 without losing economy but more grunt.I had to replace a fuel pump at a cost of £247 fitted,then had a problem with the clutch,expecting to have to fit a new one at around £600,but found that all that was needed was a top up of the Master Cylinder situated in the most awkward & inaccessible place possible above the clutch pedal{not shown in any manual}at a cost of £47,& has worked perfectly since.I have now covered 183000 miles & the car still drives perfectly

  • 2.5 V6 Connoisseur SE 4dr

    Haig Dalton , West Sussex . Date: 17/01/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The Rover 75 remains one of my all-time favourite cars along with that of its MGZT sibling.

    I remember seeing it at the Earl's Court motor show and being totally transfixed by its exquisite lines. The design is simply effortless and could be taken as that of a small Jaguar or mini Bentley Arnage. From every angle it is unique.

    The door handles are straight from the 1950s and the chrome line that flanks its way through them from headlight to tailgate butt to perfection. Even today, nine years on, it still looks as fresh as the day it was drawn.

    Yes, sometimes people say it's too retro. Well, retro, yes, but too retro - no. Just look at some of the details. Firstly there are no rubbing strips, think Jaguar XK or BMW 5-Series today and then there was the strangley shaped rear number plate.

    Rover was the first together with the similar Jaguar S-Type to insist on a purpose-shaped number-plate designed to be incorporated into the design of the car, rather than just the regular rectangular shaped plate bolted onto every other car as an afterthought.

    The inside is the height of luxury looking more Jaguar XJ than poor man's Rover. This model has everything from full leather and wood to sat-nav and TV. If I must be critical, though, the cabin isn't as wide as it should be and the entrance width to the boot is far too narrow.

    All in all, this is a definative classic to admire and cherish and a great example of British craftsmanship and design at its best.

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