2002 Rover - Austin 75 Connoisseur SE 2.0 CDT
Quiet, smooth, with a superb ride quality
I crashed it only few days after buying it, and the radiator fan was cracked. Because of the OEM fan costs, I had it fitted with an aftermarket. It was OK for the engine, but killed 2 air conditioning compressors, which were changed with no success.
The ABS light was on due to a chaffed ABS sensor wire, and I had the sensor replaced. I had minor electrical problems with doors, windows and locks which were fixed easily.
The car was crashed a few times before I bought it, neglected for a year or two at dealers, and that's the mother of all the problems.
The seat adjust switches never worked at all and the airbag light was always on...
Quiet, smooth, with a superb ride quality, Rover 75 diesel is the best buy at a budget price.
Interior and equipment are so much better than competitors that any comparison is impossible!
If you want a transport from A to B, then 75 is NOT the choice. But if you want to drive the car, you will see the difference in a second. 5,5l/100km highway, 8,5l/100km in the city is VERY nice for a 1600kg bear.
The cabin could have a bit more room for legs, but that's it. Driving 1100 km in one day, piece of cake!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th January, 2011