Product Type: Rover cars
Newest Review: ... better car, only that it looks better). The interior was very comfortable, very large cushioned seats that could move back, forwards, up, d... more
ghastly car, 'a real tarts machine'
Member Name: blackhawk
Date: 21/02/01, updated on 01/03/01 (1148 review reads)
Advantages: looks good from outside
Disadvantages: ghastly design inside
I had always admired this car when driving my carina, nice looking on the outside - sort of Jaguar s-type without the badge - and with the price hanging around 16000 seemed sort of sensible to take a look. sat in this car 6 weeks back when i was mini-cabbed into work, driver had got it as a courtesy car, but seriously hated it when I brought up my desire to try one. looking at it from where he was sitting i culd see his point. He was only just 6foot and his head was touching the ceiling, there were more blind spots then i've had hot dinners, clock was invisible from the drivers side, whilst passenger space in the back was designed for dwarfs. Going with a retro style is a gamble for any modern manufacturer and Rover are to be congratulated for the attempt, however although the designers of the Rover 75 have produced a car that is distinctive, - it looks big, far bigger than in fact it turns out to be from the inside -, and definitely looks class, - you can feel the amount of chrome embellishing the lines - it simply isn't a car capable of being driven. If all that touches you is the outsides view of your inside world then by all means try it out, but if you are driven by driving it is not a car that I would be tempted to recommend
For this titanic of cars, I apologise to all who own her.