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Rover 75 Saloon (99 - 05) review

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

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

Prices got a good kicking when Rover went down the pan and they've never recovered, so you'll be able to snap up a 75 for a keen price. But, because the 75 is already pretty cheap, any loss of value in the future is likely to be comparatively modest.

Bear in mind that no 75 will have a manufacturer's warranty - that died with Rover - so you may want to budget for mechanical breakdown insurance to help cover any remaining teething troubles on newer 75s.

Servicing costs are pretty reasonable - not far off the cost of maintaining a Ford Mondeo and less than more upmarket motors such as a BMW 3 Series or Mercedes C-Class.

The 2.0 CDT is also very frugal (49mpg on average) and even the 2.5 V6 should deliver close to 30mpg.