Used Rover 75 Tourer 1999 - 2005 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

1999 - 2005 review
Rover 75 Tourer (99 - 05)
  • Rover 75 Tourer (99 - 05)
  • Rover 75 Tourer (99 - 05)
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What's the used Rover 75 estate like?

The Rover 75 Tourer is a cushy cruiser that looks as if it was designed in the 1960s. The cabin on all but the entry-level Classic drips with wood and leather, while the instruments resemble the dials from an old Bakelite radio. Meanwhile, the fat front chairs are comfy, but take up too much room.

The load area is roomier than it looks, although the intruding rear suspension narrows the available space. Lots have cabins trimmed in pale colours, which get shabby quickly and the fabrics look too delicate to stand a tough life.

The 1.8 petrol engines and 2.0 diesel are good, but the 2.5 V6 feels a bit weak and there are plenty of complaints about it developing faults.

All models have plenty of kit, and they're good to drive in a slushy, relaxed sort of way. But, probably the most attractive thing about a 75 is its low price, although you should remember that, following Rover's demise, there's no dealer back-up should problems occur.