I spent a long time looking for a low mileage Diesel Auto and eventually located one with 43,000 miles. It is pristine despite being 6 years old now. Initially I was disappointed with sluggish acceleration but this was rectified a week into ownership with a re map of the ECU, upping the power from a lowly 115BHP to a far more acceptable 152. More torque means that fuel economy is now enhanced and the auto box now works cleanly and crisply. Whilst getting some stick from friends about it being an ‘old mans car’ those that have had a drive have all been favourably impressed. Good roadholding, excellent comfort and economy with a reasonable amount of power make this by far the nicest car I have ever owned. A great shame Rover is no longer. However, reviews of the Chinese Roewe suggest that there is some life left in this great car yet.
The 75 is by far the best car Rover ever built. The diesel model is the only one to go for unless you are able to change a head gasket yourself - a common fault in all petrol Rovers.
Always check cooling fans and the gearbox (first gear syncromesh ring). Other than that, it's probably the best car you will ever buy.
I fitted sat-nav and coloured screen to mine - a simple-to-install, plug-and-play factory unit.
It looks and feels as good as a Jag.
I've had my 75 for a year now. It has been fantastic, and it's the most comfortable car I've ever owned.
The clutch went two days after buying it, though it was fixed under warranty (£600).
I would recomend it to anyone - they are great cars. I must say they take a long time to clean, though, with all the chrome, but it's worth the effort when it's nice and shiny.
I have owned my Rover 75 now for two years and it has driven like a dream car. It is effortless to drive on long journeys and you feel refreshed when you arrive. I could have bought a BMW or Merc but pound for pound the Rover was by far the more attrective option.
The 1.8T engine is smooth and responsive and delivers 150 bhp
In the two years the only problem I had was a failed petrol pump which cost a small fortune to repair. The parts alone cost £350.
Having said that I wouldn't change my mind if I were to make my choice again.
In Jan 2007 I have to change to a company car and have aopted for a hot hatch for a change (Seat Leon 2.0T FR) but I just hope I enjoy driving the Leon as much as this fantastic Rover.
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