Many people say the Rover 75 is a bad car but I don't think they have given it a chance. To drive it is fabulous, quiet, comfortable and very fast.
It is a shame that Rover is coming to an end and it will be sad to see this car go.
I have had this car for almost a year now. From day one I did not like it. It looks like a very nice car. That's right - it looks like one, but it was the worst decision I had ever made on a vehicle.
Rover was very nice to me before I bought the car. But the week after I bought it, I realised the air-con did not work. I took the car back to them and they did not want to know. The whole summer I drove without air-conditioning. They said that "we are ordering the part for it".
It was a horible drive. I could never get in a good seating position and I had so many problems with that car - from the engine over-heating all the time to the lights not working, the seat was always creaking, I could go on and on.
If you are looking on this website for advice what to do, which you are (otherwise you would not be here!), do not buy this car.
If you look all over the news, it's all about how Rover seems to be going out of business. I wonder why.
I have had 2 75s from new. They are a very comfortable and easy to drive.
Has anyone else experienced the following problems: Rear doors tend to stick and can become inoperable Uneven wear on the rear tyres ie because the allignment needs to be reset?
What other problems has anyone encountered with the 75s?
Fabulous car to drive. Plenty of acceleration, but with high oil prices very expensive to fill up. Have done over 134k and have had to replace the starter motor, cat. converter and engine mountings (a bolt broke and I nearly had the engine on the ground!)
Main dealer service costs were outrageous especially when I replaced the cambelts.
My version was automatic and became very jerky when I decided to get rid of it as I feared there might otherwise have been more major expense just around the corner. My transmission specialists said that if the automatic gearbox did finally pack it in, the cost of the replacement would probably be more than the car was worth!
Inside the car had everything you could imagine including GPS &TV, so it was very luxurious, but gosh was it cramped in the back. When taking the whole family out no one wanted to sit in the back especially as some people found it rather sickmaking there.
When I came to sell the car, the dealer told me that Rover 75s were "the kiss of death" and offered me a derisory amount. Fortunatley I managed to sell it without any trouble for nearly double what he was offering. Nevertheless the depreciation was dreadful which all contributed to the prohibitive running costs that have prevented me from buying the same again. Shame because it was a lovely little motor.
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