2002 Rover - Austin 75 CDTi 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Abysmal reliabilty, and cost of repairs
Clutch failure at 38k.
MAF failure at 36k and 62k.
ECU failure 45k.
Cooling fan replaced twice now in 18 months.
Air-con failure 53k.
Air bag light 5 times.
Electric seats 50k.
Front springs corroded in 2006.
Temperature gauge replaced twice, still inaccurate.
Glow plugs seized in head, massive expensive job.
Bonnet release snapped.
Multichanger gave up.
Boot lock failed.
Battery last about 18 months.
Internal heating fan failed.
I bought two of these vehicles for my business and reviewed the 2000 model on this site.
I won't go back through all the faults, as you see they read like a shopping list for both cars, and many of the faults are the same.
I can't saying strongly enough that I don't recommend these cars. They are completely useless as a form of transport.
Silly little faults quickly build up to costing hundreds, and sometimes over a thousand pounds in repairs. The other problem is garages are reluctant to work on these vehicles because of fears over lack or delays in parts. Parts prices are probably on par with BMW and Mercedes.
Forget about a trade in, garages are not stupid and will would rather lose a sale than take one in.
Best avoided all together.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th August, 2008