2000 Rover - Austin 75 Connoisseur SE 2.5 V6
A really pleasant place to be
This is my second Rover 75.
The last one was a Connoisseur without SE pack, and hadn't been particularly well cared for by its previous owners.
I ran it for over 3 years and 30000 miles with little incident.
If it had been tidier, I wouldn't have bought this one.
I saw this low mileage car with full service history and all the extras I'd ever want, so I bought it.
With the automatic transmission, they're a nice big powerful car, which are very pleasant to drive around the city and on the open road.
The handling is good, but not sporting.
Exceptionally comfortable and refined.
The V6 pulls willingly all the way to the red line, and is never harsh.
They look of the car is understated, but very classy in comparison to other cars in the same class, which are trying to be too Germanic.
The cream interior is very tasteful. The wood is real. I spend a lot of time stationary in traffic or on motorways, and I like the cabin. The uprated audio is also excellent.
I get 25 mpg out of the car. My two 75s have proven to be reliable and hard wearing. It isn't a flashy car, and I can go about my business quietly.
I find the car suits my needs very well.
The very low purchase price is a consideration. These cars are absurdly cheap when you consider what you get; often not found in other cars for similar money.
Electric heated seats with memory
Dual zone climate control
Electric rear blind
Harmon Kardon 6 disc CD
Steering wheel controls
Silky smooth V6 engine
Quality 5 speed auto box
Self dimming mirror
Real wood and high quality leather
As with any secondhand car, take your time, look around, get a well specified one which has been well cared for, and you've got a great car for small money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th December, 2009