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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 Club SE 4dr

    catherine mcgarrity Date: 24/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for a year. I loved it initially because it looks and feels so regal. I love the 6 cd changer and tape-player. The dashboard is lovely - wood effect with retro dials. It looks like a jag and its deceptively easy to drive and park. Its 6 years old and has now done nearly 99,000 miles.

    However I have just recently spent a fortune on it for brakes and it now seems to be eating up petrol like nobodys business. I'm thinking about it trading it in for something more economic but it certainly is a classic and I'll be sad to part with it.

  • 2.5 V6 Vanden Plas 4dr

    michael robertson , worcestershire . Date: 13/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    2 months before rover sank i brought my ROVER 75 V6 VANDEM PLAS FOR £36,000. the reason i brought the car 2 months before rover went down was because i know that the car will be a future classic in 30 years to come. i had a blue exterior with cream interior and i went for the very rare one off limo version which you can get but not in vandem plas spec. there for costing me £36,000. the car has done 50 miles and will stay like that because its now in my garage until i die. i have range rover's and bentley's and jaguar's in my garage and they share that with a rover. rovers are classic, elegant and stylish and there for are future classics.

  • 2.0 CDTi Club 4dr

    stan francis , west midlands . Date: 23/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this 1999 Rover V6 Club at 46,000 miles.

    The first problem was the crankshaft sensor, which let me down many times before it was analysed. Then came another sensor on the cam shaft - that was also intermittant. Then came the expensive part - the automatic gearbox.

    This was a common fault, I found out later, and I feel that it should have been recalled, because the fault was a piston in the gearbox that cracked due to the walls of the metal being too thin - this had since been rectified with later models.

    At 65,000 miles, the gearbox has started to play up again with third gear slamming into gear, so I am now about to sell the car. I am looking again for a Rover 75, a tourer this time, with a manual gearbox.

    It's a great car, but why don't manufacturers of parts own up to their faults? It would have helped others if a court test case could have gone through court on this well-known gearbox problem. This would have then made the car superb.

  • 1.8 Club 4dr

    Michael Ladipo , London . Date: 21/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    My car

    This is a very nice car to own. It does drives well and is very comfortable.

    One thing I don't like on the car is the automatic gearbox. It's stiff when changing, compared to other automatic vehicles I've driven. I have just bought the car, though.

    Apart from that, it's a car I'm proud of. The cabin is beautiful and it handles well.

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