Yes, fantastic cars. Nicely engineered overall, lovely to drive and the styling is great, not aged at all. Came out around the same time as the Jaguar S-Type and had some similar styling cues, but the 75 has aged far better for me.
Two experiences of the same car. Work mate had his for many years was fine for him pretty reliable etc just very tatty and dirty inside. Sold it to me for £150, i bought it for a laugh - it was not a laugh.
first day - flat tyre before id even driven it second day - snapped spring, went in to the side of the tyre - wrecked tyre - abandoned it late at night Third day - smashed window -went it collect and someone had broken into it.
Scrapped. Created a nice bit of banter at work so was worth it.
Ill never own another car with the spring perches designed that if a spring snaps it has nothing to even give it a chance of keeping in place.
The heated seats in them are complete crap when compared volvo seats of the same age.
i think the estate version would look good with some modifications.
My dad still says his 75 V6 was the best car he has owned At 83 he drives a Lexus is250 now but says the 75 was a better car allround I’d buy a mint one if one came up, much Like any car they have there faults, but are still a great looking refined car I just don’t get the Rover bashing thing all the range they did in that era are fine cars
Thought you meant the Alfa . . . I'd have another 75 T/S.
As for the Rover - sales manager at previous place had one - I used to be able to fall asleep in the passenger seat in minutes - so it must have been quiet and comfy.
Took my mum to the motor show where the Rover and the Jag were launched . . . she liked the Rover . . . at the Jag stand, in the big crowd around it, she said, too loudly "it looks like the Rover . . . but not as good . . ."
We’ve recently bought a CDTi auto and it’s great. Drives really well. Just always thought it was the wrong way for Rover to go. The future of the company was resting on a car that was never going to sell the high numbers needed and seemed to be aimed at the Oap market??
1998 Rover 400 Derv
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