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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.
  • 2.5 V6 Club 4dr

    Ian Walls Date: 18/01/2006
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We have now had this car for over five years from new. It has done 70,000 miles and we have never yet had any problems. It's a great car in terms of quality of ride and refinement - what a great shame for Rover.

    I was recently thinking of trading it in, but then came to my senses. It still drives as it did when new and with the trade-in value being low, it didn't make any sense to change it.

    So in another five years time I'll let you all know how well it is driving!

  • 2.0 CDT Connoisseur 4dr

    sean o'flynn Date: 15/09/2005
    • 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

    My car

    I have owned this car from new and it is still the same to drive today as it was when I bought it.

    I cannot fault it and would be delighted if I could buy a brand new one with a warranty and better residuals.

  • 2.0 CDT Connoisseur 4dr

    Julian Palmer , Kent . Date: 26/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    The 75 harks back to what Rover historically represented - understated class. The middle income majority could experience the quality of Bentley or Jaguar motoring wiithout the need for a private oil well. So Rover has collaped after years of abusing the brand with cheap out-dated cars.

    It's ironic that the 75, the best Rover for 30 years, designed by BMW the masters of bland teutonic machinery, is the last one!

    I've covered 91k trouble free miles in the past 3 years. The 75 Connoisseur SE diesel is exceptionally well insolated from the noise outside and it returns 50 mpg- you just glide along feeling regal. It's beautiful to drive as well as be in, Rover got it so right with this car that looks like a classic with modern engineering.

  • 2.5 V6 Connoisseur 4dr

    Mark Perkins , Dorset . Date: 14/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    So Rover is no more. Such a shame, but what a legacy.

    The Rover 75 is surely the high point in a troubled contemporary history. The car oozes charm which has been lost in the rush to produce Teutonic clones.

    Here is a car devoid of the blandness of the opposition. Just sitting inside is a refreshing break from the day-to-day hum drum.

    Here is a car worth viewing through the driver's window, a joy to behold: classy dashboard and controls, thick leather seats (for models with leather), fully trimmed. Really not so unlike offerings from Bentley and Jaguar; and there is the point. This car feels like a car costing half as much again as the reasonable asking price; so very English from every angle.

    The question just keeps returning: How, just how, can a company producing such a first class product go out of business?

    So sad, but I'm going to enjoy my new 2.5 V6 Connoiseur SE for as long as I am able because there will never be another like it.

Rover 75 Saloon

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