This is the nicest car I have had, but alas it is also spectacularly unreliable.
The hoses went in the engine causing a breakdown. The two fuel pumps failed causing breakdown a second and third breakdown. The air-conditioning broke down and the cheap radio died.
Would I have another? Yes, without a doubt - it has comfort, character, style, and superb build quality.
My fabulous gold Rover 75 has just come to the end of its three-year lease, but I can't have another because the leasing company won't deal with Rovers anymore due to the liquidation situation - a pity, because I would have another without hesitation.
I have enjoyed 120,000 trouble-free and comfortable miles in this high quality mile-muncher, and I consider that I was lucky to have the opportunity to use this car as much as I did.
I cover around 800 to 1000 miles per week, and the Rover never missed a beat. The build quality proved to be top class with not so much as a squeak or rattle, and it still feels taught and responsive. Fuel economy is great and so I am currently looking for a used one as I am going to miss it so much.
There are two tiny negatives, however, which are totally swamped by the car's attributes. These are the poor steering lock and it does eat tyres, but buy one today. Mine is a 135bhp diesel version, and I had the Rover aftermarket upgrade. It's the used bargain of the century and enjoy it.
I am extremely pleased with my Rover 75. Everyone has taken the mickey out of me, saying that I have an old man's car, but I am extremely happy with it.
It is refined and very well built. I looked at Mondeos, Vectras, Lagunas etc, but all were way off the mark where quality of build and refinement were concerned.
It is not the quickest of cars off the blocks, but once you get going, top end is great. I have the 2.0 diesel and it is a very quiet car with lots of pulling power once you get going.
The only problem I have had so far is the radiator. It sprang a leak, but was covered by the warranty, which I took out as an extra cost due to Rover going under. It was the best investment due to the circumstances.
We have just been on holiday to France, and the Tourer swallowed all our luggage plus many a bottle of wine on the return journey!
Overall, I am very happy with my purchase, even though it has an old man's image - I am having the last laugh though, as the equivalent BMW is twice the price!
I bought a 2002 2.6 Connissuer with full leather and all those lovely British touches.
Its an auto and a pleasure to drive. My only complaint is the fuel economy. I can't get more than 24mpg nomatter whether I'm on a straight run or around town.
This aside, this is a unique and beautiful car. I can actually see why MGR went under. It must have cost a fortune to make this car. It exzudes quality and is very comfortble.
I should have bought the 2ltr CDTi though!
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