Written on: 17/03/2013
Hit hard times recently , so i thought what would give me comfort and good reliability performance wise for a price around £1,200, researched the net, signs of BMW where there!! the rover 75, i started looking through the ad sales, and went hunting, i found a silver 2002 2.0 rover club diesel, two owners full service history even the original shop price when brought from rover £15.000 and all mots etc etc etc,first impressions retro car. Anyway condition A1 exterior, A1 interior,and what... (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2012 by roverman
Have done 50k miles in this car and now at 155k miles still drives superbly and copes with terrible island roads and a huge amount of abuse. Only problem water in the plenum, which the owners club forum resolved quickly- must make sure this is kept clear of water as will affect ecu. My only gripe- and I seem to be the only one with this problem- leather seats are too squashy and incredibly uncomfortable for long drives. trim over door threshold falls off too but its no big deal. Will buy... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2012 by howardsrest
I have had 4 Rover 75`s in the past 6 years, I first brought a British Racing Green W reg Club, got it off ebay, went to Shopshire to pick it up not knowing what I had brought, when I sore it I was gobbed smacked it was wonderful, I had it about 6 months, I loved it so much I sold it and brought a B R G 2.0 Diesel on a 51 plate, this was the best one, then surcomstances dictated that I get a Tour (Est), reluctantlt sold that and brought a Silve 2.5 Tour Conn SE this was on a 51 plate, it... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2012 by roverbarry
We bought our rover 75,7 years ago, the beautiful sleek silver dream machine. No problem driving for 5 or 6 months until fuel pump went which is located under the rear passenger seat which was hard to get at and expensive to replace. Followed by 2 years later head gasket problem and then again 2 years later by head gasket again. She still looks a beautiful car parked outside the front of our house but is not worth getting fixed again. Paul, Republic of Ireland (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2012 by dunweldin (1 review written)
What can i say, i have been looking for a 75 for ages.But i always liked the look of the ZT. Finally i found a connoisseur with a ZT bumper/grill/spoiler/wheels.ALL the luxury of a connoisseur,with the sporty look of the ZT.What a fantastic car.I bought it with full service history,all the old mot's and bills.Had the dreaded headgasket done last year at a cost of £600 plus pounds with all the odds and sods thrown in.I LOVE IT, i have had jags that did not drive as nicely.Only down side is... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2011
I like my Rover 75 diesel estate its big and very comfortable and you get great miles to gallon nice car. I am having a problem finding out why she dosent start sometimes. The garage said it need new glow-plugs maybe it dose but it still dose it when engine is hot. I think it might be electrical cause when I turn my ignition on if I dont here the pumps I no its not going to start, if I lift the bonnet and give the pumpa a we shake the pumps come on. I know the pumps are working good when I... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2011
I had and old model of Rover which came with a Honda civic engine back in 1996 and the performance was really good. I am planning to buy a used Rover 75, 2003 now because I love the car. But please can any information if I can get one now with also a Honda Civic engine, I will be very glad for the information. Please you can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will appreciate if I get a response urgently before I makeup my mind. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2011
I bought a Club 2.5 75 when they first came out. It was the best car I have ever had. It had a manual gear box and was as smooth as silk. It even had syncro so you could shift into reverse gear while moving forward at low speed! When I sold it (what was I thinking) and bought a new Jag S type the Rover was by far the better car. After searching for about 6 months, I have just bought a 2002 and can't wait to get behind the wheel. Heaps of extras for the money, style, class and will... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2011
I've had my Rover 75 since 2007 - a 2litre CDTi.
Its a 2003 model, bought it secondhand for a reasonable price with 55k on the clock.
I know nothing about car maintenance so i've had it regularly serviced at every 6000 miles by a competent garage. Servicing pricing has been nothing above normal and I've had to spend about £500 over the 4 years i've had it on parts (normal wear and tear)
It's now got 123K on the clock, is running absolutley perfectly, does about 50 miles to the gallon on a... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2011
I am surprised to hear about people having a problem with the 75, but it seems as though a lot of the problems are down to a lack of maintenance, yes there plenum drains get blocked, so check them and keep them clear! it's not rocket science, and not just a 75 problem (ask Audi owners)or just cut the pinch bottoms from the rubber pipes and then they don't block. Also the clutch slave cylinder being in the clutch housing is a feature of other cars (Freelander anybody?) and it doesn't have to... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2011
I have the 1.8t 150bhp,which is faster than the 2 litre v6,it has prooven reliable.
only thing i can say if you like these get one,keep an eye on the water and if you suspect a gasket leak put in k-weld,which can be purchased on ebay which should help guard against the dreaded head gasket failure,if you look after it the car it will reward you with many miles of trouble free motoring.
Ive owned many cars and can say these are no worse than others,be choosy when buying low miles,check for... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2011
Rover 75 02 reg v6 2.5 club
2 days after buying oil light came on, nothing at all on dipstick,
got some more oil and it took 4.5 litres, when started oil was pouring out from the side of the engine it got me the three miles home and had approx 1 litre of oil left it was pouring out like tapwater. Told it was possibly cam oil seal failure. No one wants to touch this car because of its reputation for engine failure and over complex design needing special tools, the only person willing to look... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2010 by usscyrene (1 review written)
I own a 2000 model of the Rover 75 Club SE, 2.0 V6 petrol with 5-speed manual box. I bought it cheap 3 years ago and, to be fair, its a good, functional car-certainly a lot of car for the money they sell for. Other the usual maintenance (clutch, brake pads, 2 tyres and, recently, brake pipes and rear exhaust section), it is reliable.
Driving the car, I put in on a par with my old Jaguar XJ6. The suspension is smooth, the engine purrs beautifully on the motorways and the cream coloured... (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2010
BOUGHT THE DIESEL VERSION FOR ECONOMY AND RELIABILITY,2 MONTHS INTO OWNERSHIP IT HAS BROKEN DOWN,APPEARS TO HAVE MAJOR ENGINE FAILURE,CAR HAS ONLY DONE 55,000 MILES(BELIVE TO BE GENUINE),HAS ANY ONE ELSE HAD A PROBLEM WITH THIS ENGINE,I HAVE NEVER READ A BAD REVIEW REGARDING THE DIESELS RELIABILITY,HELP! (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2010
The Rover 75 diesel cdti tourer is a great car and a joy to drive, before i bought this one second hand at 58,000mls it appeared to be a good choice, but in practice there can be big problems and diagnosos itself is a problem, if you read the forums this is apparent. the first problem on my car was the clutch slave cylinder failure; this is located for some daft reason inside the gearbox casing and so it is sensible to replace the clutch at the same time and it is a sealed system so that... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2010 by stonehill (1 review written)
Im about to buy the 75 2.0 cdt connoisseur se. " seems " a good runner - any major problems ? (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2010
PLEASE READ AS THIS CAN BE USEFUL TO YOU.I HAVE OWNED MY 75 CLUB TOURER FOR ONE YEAR AND COVERED 10,000 MILES. ITS A BRILLIANT CAR AND HANDLES BRILLIANTLY. MINE IS THE 2LTR V6. I WOULD NEVER HAVE CHOSEN THE 1.8 BECAUSE OF THE HEAD GASKET PROBLEMS. SO WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR IS THE TRUTH AND THINGS THAT ARE LIKELY TO GO WRONG AND HOW TO AVOID THEM.
FIRSTLY MAKE SURE THAT YOU CHANGE THE OIL EVERY 5000 MLS. THIS IS THE CARS BLOOD AND WILL ALWAYS GIVE YOU TOP PERFORMANCE (DO NOT USE CHEAP OIL AS... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2010
I fell in love with the car when I first drove it. It already had 115,000 on the clock, but was immaculate. The quality of fit and finish is superb. The engine, a 2.0 V6 is smooth as silk but is perhaps a bit underpowered if the driver wants a more spirited experience. Suspension is first rate for a rather large car. Braking is also excellent. Had a problem with the fuel pump/filter assembly separating--a common problem--but Rimmer Bros sells a set of clips for about a fiver that solves the... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2010
Have had the TDI Diesel Tourer top spec version from new and have now covered almost 130k miles.
Quiet, smooth, very comfortable/well-eqipped and economical. Passengers who own BMWs, Merecedes etc are amazed how good it is. Has delivered consistently good reliability given age and high mileage.
Brilliant value for money.
A pity that people got conned by its rivals and cliche-ridden motoring "journalists". (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2009
I have had my Rover 75 Conn.1.8 for three years,I love it,yes the performance is not to Mr Clarksons taste, but in this day and age of motoring traffic,is quite adequate.The fuel consumption around town is 26 MPG.also the comfort is very good.I have every confidence that it would take me anywhere,and get me back.A lot of motor for very little expense. (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2009
utter utter rubbish
you will be forever thinking it will break down and it will and leave you stranded
had mine for 3 days leaking oil and water all over the place also strong smell of petrol
bought it sold as seen so no warranty
but these cars are so rubbish that i got almost as much for it as scrap than when i bought it
SERIOUSLY DO NO BUY ONE YOU WILL ALWAYS REGRET IT (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2009
I bought my rover club 2.0 turbo diesel new in 2003, and have found it to be the best car I have ever had. Maybe it is because I am retired now, but its comfort and reliability with its bmw engine and its jaguar interior and 35-40 mpg influences my decision making. Seeing I have had it over six years now, it feels like wearing comfortable well broken in slippers. As regards bad points, they did not provide a chaeffeur with the car to open the cocktail cabinet. (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2009
I own a Rover 75 2.0 CDTi Connoisseur, which is on a 03 plate.
It had 79000 miles on the clock when I bought it earlier this year.
I have never driven a car as refined as this before, and I have driven Jaguars, and BMW's, and also Audi's and Mercedes. But none of these marques come anywhere near the Rover 75.
It truly is a fantastic car.
It is pleasing when you see people that own a BMW, looking at your car and openly saying that they wish that they had bought one, as their BMW is bland... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2009 by fudge1 (1 review written)
My Rover 2000 75 cdt diesel has been a very reliable cheap to run family car over the past two years, I have managed to do all the servicing at home without any problems. The interior and exterior is comfy and durable but not as robust as bmw s or audi but much better than lesser rover models. After 2 years of ownership and 20,000 miles i would recommend the 75 . Cheap running costs for a large car with the diesel models ,overall the build is very durable with a chassis which will take... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2009 by dominofan (1 review written)
On the whole I am very pleased with my Rover75 Club and agree it is a great pity that they are no longer in production . The fuel pump problem is a bit worrying due to the cost although is it a problem with the car or the fuel suppliers. I was forever singing my rover 75 tdi 2ltrs praises and was comparing with a BMW5 series which I owned until everything started to go wrong 3 cat converters electrical problems hopeless in winter weather on the slightest incline,Volvo480
le door hinges... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2008 by jahaangle (18 reviews written)
A great car, poised and great to drive. Not a car to speed in more one to cruise in. 1.8 struggles with the weight of the car, best go for a 2ltr or the 1.8T. Inside the vintage theme continues with the retro dials etc. Air con controls are one of the best I've seen and ensures all onboard are comfortable. (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2008 by l donnan (1 review written)
When buying a car you should be able to take it on a long drive without being scared of it breaking down. Utter junk. (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2008 by darrren
The Rover 75 is a poor mans Jaguar a lovely car reliable but the 1.8 engine is dodgey great handling nice to be seen in as well as good for all occasions and wouldn't look out of place on my drive ten years or more. I like it and would get another when my current one dies its sad a great company. (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2007 by GRAHAM1961 (1 review written)
I bought the rover 75 1.8 conn se in 2005 and I have been very pleased with it. touch wood it has proved reliable although I do not cover a big milage. the 75 is very very comfortable and you never tire of getting into an interior as nice as this. being honest these cars are fabulous value and make mondeos and bmw"s look over priced. if you want a beautiful comfortable car you can take a pride in buy one. you will not be dissapointed. (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2007 by flyerb51
Best car I have ever bought. Had BMW 520 before and this beats it easy. (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2007 by stevepink85 (1 review written)
I love these cars, their looks, their handling, their build quality and spec. The only criticism I have it the k-series engine; I admit it was a revolutionary engine being made out of aluminium etc but it is fragile.
Do not labour these engines, rev them higher instead. Check coolant weekly, keep some in the huge boot just in case. I have had my head gasket replaced (along with a cylinder head re-build) with a Land Rover Freelander type (the k-series has a layer of silicone making it even... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2007 by jackybono (1 review written)
Purchased 11 days ago with 44,000 on clock, and couldn't handle continuous use of air conditioner. Blew the top right off the reserve tank. Lucky I had my 93 Ford LTD to fall back on. It has 244,000 on clock and still going strong. Maybe the Rover just isn't meant for Australian weather conditions. Can't see it lasting as long as we had hoped.
Shame cause it's nice to drive and comfortable. We were looking forwarded to taking on a short trip to Melbourne and back (1400km). (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2007 by FRD (1 review written)
The excessive wear concerns me. Does anyone else have this problem and do you know why. (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2007 by Jsherwood2 (3 reviews written)
I love the Rover 75 Club, it was a 2005 1.8T Conn with 11,000 miles on the clock and I got it for £7000. Another dealer wanted to know where I got it so he could buy some of them and sell them for a profit! It has great refinements and love the comm centre which lets you know when the screen wash is almost out (very useful). It has a auto-dim rear-view mirror and parking sensors too. By far the best thing is that I have been able to convert it to LPG and would whole heartedly recommend it... (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2006 by Olliemops
It is the first car that my wife has stated, if we could afford to buy another and mothball it we would. What a shame Rover have gone to the wall, just as they got it right they go out of business. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2006 by fazer (1 review written)
I bought a Rover 75 Club with 13,000 miles on clock in 2001, now 100k. This has without doubt been the worst vehicle I have owned. It leaks water through the front foot well and also through the drivers rear seat belt anchor. The floor trim falls off regularly. Air conditioning does not work properly. The air circulation controls have broken. Had to have a new selector for the gear stick once and it is going again. Now a problem with the steering has developed. Overall very... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2006 by fraser656 (1 review written)
I would recommend a Rover 75 Club to anybody. The days of British Leyland making substandard rubbish went out the window with the manufacturing of this car. Very sad that it was far too late to save the company. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2006 by Alex30013k (1 review written)
I really don't understand why the Rover 75 Club sold in the numbers that it did, The car is very good car but I think that the buyers are still living in the British Leyland era, Rover had come along way since then as you will can tell when you drive the 75. (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2006 by davesaroverlover (1 review written)
What a motor. The Rover 75 Club diesel automatic has to be the finest car Englands ever produced.
The BMW 2.0l unit is silky smooth coupled to the refined auto box. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2006 by kenneth61 (2 reviews written)
I wrote here nearly three years ago. Now I have driven 80.000 km since then. It has been a problem less time, only service, tires and petrol. It's the same enjoyment every time to take a tour in it. Last 1,5 year I have changed profession to taxi driver and have tried some other models to compare with it. I am a comfort rider and I really hate sport chassis, sport wheels and sport seats.
My own taxi is a SAAB 95 Vector Diesel (who I take over from early owner) runs on 215/55 16 summer tires.... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2006 by roofman
Have covered 95K in my Rover 75 Club over 27 months from new. Broke down twice, once with diesel sensor problem, quickly fixed by dealer and once with defective replacement clutch, garage had fitted wrong one. Dunlop tyres 215/55 r16 wore out at 16k, replacement Continentals last 30k+ and still grip well.
The main problem is the flex pipe connection on the exhaust cat, the car is now on the 4th one (£550 if not covered by warranty) Other than the above problems the car has been excellent... (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2005 by mick1983
I have owned the Rover 75 Club (diesel) for 18 months and have had no problems whatsoever. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2005 by Palmer75 (1 review written)
If you want more than an A - B car journey then you'll understand why the Rover 75 makes sense. The wonderful experience is about how you feel as well as how it drives. I smile every time I get in my Connoisseur SE. Owned since new and covered 95k miles with no problems. Soothing to be in, with all the luxury extras including Sat Nav and TV system. My 75 is practical too as the rear seats fold and motorway driving delivers 50 mpg. The beautiful Wedgewood blue colour and chrome trim continue... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2005 by johorst (1 review written)
Bought the Rover 75 Club secondhand on the day Rover went bankrupt. It is not a fast car but wonderful to drive. You really feel safe in it. It feels solid. Very comfortable and nice interior, wonderful seats, even in the back, excellent climate control. Cooling fan broke down on a hot day after 65000km's and 4.5 years, very costly to repair. No further problems. Hope to keep it for many years! (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2005 by Bob E (1 review written)
I am considering buying a Rover 75 CD 2.0 and I test drove one. I have also done some net research on the model. Compared with the stuff I came across, the reviews here sound like a Rover brochure. The stories about electric and electronic, and fuel system failures are commonplace. The quoted statistics of Warranty Direct show 20% of the Longbridge made cars come in for warranty repairs.
What's the truth? It this site real? (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2005 by zonco (1 review written)
Marvelous car the Rover 75 Club only four wheeled drive car I have ever owned that handled properly but the 1.8k series isn't up to the job it lacks low speed torque and is harsh at high RPM. The old Rover T16 engine from the 820 or the Honda Twincan from the Rover 623 would be much more suited. If buying again would go for either 1.8 turbo or 131 ps diesel. Re build quality the later Longbridge built cars better are much better than the earlier BMW Oxford. The way to tell is Oxford cars... (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2005 by john griffin (1 review written)
Got my Rover 75 Club Family Car with 5,000 miles on the clock, formerly owned by Rover Management. Was absolutely delighted with comfort and performance until Oct 2004. Despite always checking, topping up water etc I realised despite no warnings the cooling system wasn't working due to loss of water. This caused excessive damage to engine and required recondition engine, cost £1,700. Was informed by roadside patrol and garage carrying out repair it is common for the cylinder head gasket... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2005 by Roverme (1 review written)
I have never driven a nicer car than the Rover 75 Club. It starts with a reasuring growl that speaks quality and solid power. The faster it goes the more silent it gets. (Amazing) At 120 km/h the only thing you hear is a pleasant reasuring sound of the air flowing by, while you hear NOTHING from the engine. An amazing car. I was really shopping for a Jaguar X300. Then I tried a Rover 75, which was more comfortable, felt better in all aspects, more comfortable! The Rover 75 feels like a Rolls... (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2004 by Tall Aussie (1 review written)
The Rover 75 Club is a very classy car, many mistake it for a Jag. I have found it a quite economical, reliable, very smooth "touring car", great sound system, love the satellite navigation and TV and the white dials. I will never buy an ordinary car again!
I find this family car to be very comfortable but the leg well area for a tall bloke like me is a little cramped. (read more)
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