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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19 reader reviews for Rover 75 Tourer.
  • 2.0 CDT Classic SE 5dr

    Matt Weeks , . Date: 15/07/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    For a 26 year old male to be driving a Rover 75 something, somewhere must have gone wrong. My previous car! I acquired the 75 when my parents were getting a new car, and immediately, the luxurious surroundings of where I was now sitting felt very high quality, well built and just generally very good.

    This car has now done 143,000 miles, all driven by my family. I think it's fair to say every single one of them has been comfortable, refined and relaxed. Its not the most economical or quick car in its class but it is like driving an armchair, so what lets it down?

    It's big, wallowy and slow. The suspension is soft which is nice when pootling around, but a nightmare when you give it what it has of the beans.

    At the pump she'll routinely cost you about £60 after having completed less than 400 miles so she can be a thirsty lump, tax is expensive too at currently £265 a year and a penchant for gobbling tyres lets her down. Interestingly, all the failures that I've had have been the BMW parts! The 75 was based loosely on the BMW 5 series with BMW running gear, engine and suspension set ups.

    The cabin is well equipped and made from quality plastics with plenty of walnut effect and leather trim. The only thing that lets the interior down is the tape player! If this trim had a CD player it would have got 5 stars, easily fixed with an aftermarket stereo but that'll make the buttons on the steering wheel useless.

    I've got a new car on order but I'll be sad to see my 75 go.

  • 2.0 CDTi Club 5dr

    Douglas Gillan , ABERDEENSHIRE . Date: 06/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I use my tourer as a taxi and have put on 30000 miles since buying it in March 2008. My customers like it and I find it an excellent car to drive.The only complaint i have is changing the headlamp bulbs an absolute P.I.T.A.

  • 1.8 Classic 5dr

    Stuart Stenhouse , Shetland . Date: 17/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      24

    My car

    Great cabin, well appointed and superb to drive. Boot space enough for most, but wheel arches rob you of those vital inches.

    Reliability? Two clutches, one gearbox, cyliner head gasket, four boot lock mechanisms, two engine management systems and one radiator - all replaced under extended warranty.

    The Shetland weather is the final 'death-nail' as the bodywork literally drops off.

    I have owned Rovers for years and this motor takes the biscuit. From here on now, I will buy Korean, Japanese, German, etc...

    Promised so much, paid £17,000.....now worthless.

  • 2.0 V6 Club SE 5dr

    Rowland Chambers , Staffordshire . Date: 14/11/2007
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car at 4 yrs old with 40K miles with an LPG conversion by previous owner, as I'm doing 24K annually. The car does 24 mpg, but as gas is 2.6 times cheaper than petrol that makes 24 mpg into 62! The car has ben unreliable, needing clutch, clutch hydraulics, water pump, cam gaskets etc by 50 K. miles I've now done 69Kmiles. Reliability apart, the 2 lt V6 is underpowered, ok at cruising speed, love the goodies

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