Used Rover 75 Tourer 1999 - 2005 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Our recommendations

1999 - 2005 review
Rover 75 Tourer (99 - 05)
  • Rover 75 Tourer (99 - 05)
  • Rover 75 Tourer (99 - 05)
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Our recommendations

Which used Rover 75 estate should I buy?

Go for the diesel. This 2.0 CDTi engine comes courtesy of Rover's one-time owner, BMW. It is a hard worker, but smooth with it. It's also capable of reaching high mileages without causing grief.

Of the petrols, the 1.8 is fine if you take it easy, but the 1.8 turbo is much better. We'd avoid the 2.5, which feels limp for a V6, has an unhealthy thirst for fuel and may need expensive repairs.

The base Classic models make do with fabric seats and plastic wheel covers, but move up to the Connoisseur and you get leather trim and alloy wheels that suit the car perfectly. ÔContemporary' models attempt a more modern look for the cabin, which doesn't look right. A face-lift of the range for 2004 tidied the dash, beefed up the front grille and merged the twin headlamps into one.

Buy from car supermarkets or independent dealers specialising in estates.

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