Old-fashioned good engineering
Valve seat came loose, cost a bomb to repair head and set seat back in place. Fantastic head/cam design is a real pig to work on.
Rear carburettor was so far out of tune that gas was draining into sump. Clue... steadily-falling oil pressure and steadily-rising oil-level. Note to self, don't use that tuning company again.
Exhaust header broke near bottom.
Rear end tie-bar bracket snapped, temporarily had rear-wheel steering.
Really bad brake squeal, fixed by aftermarket shims on front.
Gear lever broke off while reversing into parking spot; a little stub remained, changed gear with a mole-wrench to get to a scrapyard for a replacement.
Smooth, fast luxury car, the last of the true Rovers. (Apres moi, le deluge de Austin/Morris)
I really loved the full-size canvas sunroof, when open it transformed the whole car.
This car would cruise at 100mph+ all day.
I weekend-commuted 200+ miles for 6 months when it was 13 years old with only one breakdown.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2003