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Rover 75 Tourer (99 - 05) review

(1999 - 2005)
Rover 75 Tourer (99 - 05)
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What used Rover 75 estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Rover 75 estate?

Tourers are cheap to buy, but you're getting an old design without dealers to support it. Reliability isn't a strong point, and although getting spare parts shouldn't cause problems yet, there are reports that some replacement body panels are in short supply.

Future depreciation should not be a worry, though, because most of the car's value has already vanished.

Day-to-day running costs are reasonable, too, helped by the fact that you'll be using independent garages for servicing, which are usually cheaper than main dealers.

The diesel is good for up to 48mpg across a mix of driving, while the 1.8 petrol should manage up to 36mpg and the 1.8 turbo 35mpg. The 2.5 V6 struggles to 30mpg.