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Having owned Ford, Honda, Nissan, Rover, Toyota, Vauxhall and Volkswagen cars over the last 44 years, I am fortunate to still drive the best of all of them. If it was still available to purchase new I would have replaced it by now, but because it is not, I am very happy to continue to run it until I have a problem. I purchased it new, it has never let me down and the only items that have been replaced are those that wear, tyres, wiper blades and so on. The 2 litre V6 engine is powerful and flexible with the only downside being high emissions, resulting in a high road tax. As it has been totally reliable it only visits a garage annually for an MoT and service. It is extremely comfortable and so easy to drive that long distances are not a problem, which cannot be said of some of my previous cars. I chose a saloon as they are quieter than a hatchback but I must admit the has been the odd occasion that the large rear door of a hatchback would have been handy. I have replaced my cars regularly in the past and the fact that I am still happy with this one having had it for 11 years, must indicate what a pleasure it is to own.
I purchased the vehicle new, at an advantageous price.
In ten years of ownership, apart from a handful of occasions (a fuel tank issue, an instance of overheating which required the replacement of the radiator fan, and the failure of the heating/ air conditioning control unit)the car has performed very much to my expectations. It has shown good performance and has proved, for its age, economical (up to 38 mpg on a run, 25 mpg local) and well equipped.
Comfort is good (seating and suspension at least the equal of the Jaguar XF, for example); and somewhat restricted rear leg room not a problem for me, as I rarely have more than one passenger. Boot access and capacity fully satisfy my needs. Its comparatively compact size has also proved advantageous for parking and general manoeuvrability. And even after ten years, the vehicle's style has not dated.
The Rover 75 was the best car to bear the name in terms of its practicality and in terms of modern Rovers its quality and finish. The diesel is very economical, it is comfortable and has the advantage of not having a DPF. I keep my 75 as I cannot think of any new or recent car which would suit my needs as well, or which would offer the same level of refinement and style to my taste. The car has a good level of trim and of equipment and does not have the same degree of electronic complication to be found on modern car, no touch screen thank goodness!
Servicing costs are reasonable and the car makes a good all round choice, we took ours to Cornwall this year and make regular motorway trips in it from Sussex to Bucks. And, best of all it is British designed and made, even if the engine is Austrian.
Quite simply the best car I've ever owned. If Rover was still in business and producing them I'd buy another one. Long trips are really comfortable, and I speak as a sufferer from back problems. Fuel economy is mid 40s per gallon, which is very acceptable for such a large, and let's face it, old-fashioned (now) design. It may not be the sportiest model on the road, but it can still accelerate very well in 2nd and 3rd, and it cruises effortlessly with very little road noise. The only real downside is the £175 road tax. I have had the occasional large bill, but having clocked up 145,000+ miles it is only to be expected that some of the mechanical running gear needed replacing. The engine (BMW) still runs beautifully.
I bought my Rover 75 Diesel new and used it for voluntary car driving for the ambulance service. I stopped two years ago and the car has now done 231500 miles. Its reliability and performance has been superb and its running costs modest for its size. It is now getting a bit long in the tooth and suspension is not what it used to be but I feel I have had real value from the car and will be sad when I have to part with it. My patients used to love travelling in it and often used to say I thought a Jaguar had come to take them to hospital. The only problems I encountered related to diesel pumps which had to be replaced together with refurbished injectors. So sad that Rover went the way it did with such a good car.
Had car for 11 years, only had battery collapse once and also leaking thermostat housing, otherwise starts every time all weather, very comfortable for long journeys, very thirsty about town, performance excellent unless you expect super acceleration, tremendous low end torque, happy at 35 on flat in fifth gear, I have managed to get a full size single bed in rear with rear door closed ! Wish they still made them, would but again second hand when this one gives up. 120,000 miles and not a sound from the engine on start up. Just change oil and filter every year and cam belts changed at 90,000. Plus usual consumables and brake linings.
I have owned my Rover 75 for the last 7 years and it is the most comfortable car I have had and has been a pleasure to drive. It still has a look of class about it and bearing in mind I only paid £5000 for it I believe it has been excellent value for money. It has only let me down once when the battery failed without warning. Apart from that it has been almost problem free and has passed its MOT each time without problem. It has been a fantastic car for the money I paid and knowing that I will never be able to repeat the excellent value for money intend to keep it until it becomes unreliable.
Purchased from new because the cost was extremely low, the Rover has needed a couple of fairly expensive repairs, mostly to BMW components.
Otherwise, it has performed extremely well, always starting first time and providing decent performance and good levels of comfort. I purchased it after driving Jaguar XJ6s as Company Cars, and don't feel that I have lost too much in the way of comfort.
The biggest problem has always been one of image (and, perhaps, reliability). I will be replacing it very soon for something younger and more credible but will be a little sad to lose it.
The Rover 75 is one of the best kept secrets out there. As a secondhand car it is luxury at a give away price. There is no other car that can match it for luxury and armchair comfort. And all the best looking cars designed since are good looking only because they resemble the 75. My recommendation is that one search for a 2L Diesel conneisseur. Make sure you buy one that has had the clutch changed - both master and slave cyclinder and make sure it has service history. With a BMW engine it will last for 2-300 000 miles.
A low cost luxury car paid 1600 gbp taxed and tested and fully serviced .
Great allround car and fantasic on motoways ,plenty of refinments and can carry lots in the boot with no problems with performance .
I had no problems since i bought this car .
a lot of owners also agree when i talk to them and one regretted selling and going to Saab
Even James May agrees.
There are plenty of spares out there so no issues even new parts are available of the shelf
Classy looking in Royal blue and shiny chrome. Bought for £3k over 4 years ago and only one coil spring and a window switch repair necessary. Cream leather provides touch of luxury inside together with polished wood and climate control. Auto provides over 42 mpg average and turbo gives excellent overtaking. Only downer is £265 road tax but with depreciation at less than £250 p.a. the overall motoring cost is peanuts. Regular servicing is rewarded.
I have owned several Rovers over the years and I am struggling to think of what I can replace this one with. It is something of a mystery to me why Rovers are not still in production as I would find it difficult to find fault with this vehicle. It has done several trips to the alps for ski trips and, as the driving is shared, generally does it non-stop. Comfort, reliablity and excellent fuel consumption, what more can you want.
Had this car for over 10 years. Pulled caravan all over UK and parts of Europe. Never once broke down. every thing still works even after 13 years plus of daily motoring. Good economy and can shift when needed. Comfortable on long journeys. Little cramped in rear passenger seats. Difficulty for me now is when the time comes to replace the old dear, what do I go for ? I have been spoilt owning this car.
I have had this car for a few months now - comfort is superb - engine pulls like a train and apart from having to replace the ECU the car is great.
A warning to all - you must make sure your PLENUM drain area in which the ECU is sited is clear and free from blockage - it saves on a hefty garage bill.
Great car - and it still commands looks as it drives down the road
Has comfort and so far! reliability and all the features I need e.g towbar, Cruise-control, Radio / casette player AND 6 CD autochanger (I like my music!) Also comfortable, slightly "retro" dashboard.
Only thing missing on this car is a sunroof, but you dont get EVERYTHING for £1500 on a 102,000 mile undamaged vehicle from 2003! AND itsBritish Racing Green1
A very comfortable car to drive and to ride in. It is very reasonable to run , but I am a careful and gentle driver. There were some initial waterworks problems when I first had her, but I suspect that was a consequence of some ill-treatment before it came into my ownership. It was an expensive job to repair, but now she purrs along like a contented cat!!
A good car - comfortable and reasonably large, but as unfortunately the manufacturer does not exist any more some spare parts are difficult to obtain but thankfully I have not had too many problems to date as the car is still very low mileage The model has good rust prevention but will say not as well built as earlier models such as the 800/820 series
The rover75 diesel is a first class vehicle,the BMW Diesel engine will go on for many miles without problem,they are still fairly easy to obtain spares for and the cars themselves can be purchased at a very reasonable price,very comfortable but no good for the boy racer,mileage to gallon is fair all round,overall a very good,well priced motor
Having had a rover 105 which I took to Africa, it lasted for 5 years and then I sold it on, I had various other cars but went back to a rover 400 which went round the clock and replaced that with my current rover 75 Diesel. I does fantastic miles to the gallon, keeps going for ever and has quite a high degress of comfort.
She is 'getting on' a bit now but I will be loathe to part with her, when the time comes. Bought as a used car, with exceptionally low mileage, she is the most comfortable car I've had, and very reliable and the bodywork is still in prime condition after all these years. The road tax is expensive, but worth it.