A Rover 75 CDT with less than 100k on the clock for £295…?
If I needed a cheap winter car right now, I wouldn’t be putting this up here as it’d already be sitting outside the house…
Sure, the interior looks a bit grubby, it’s not the best spec and the brake pad wear light is illuminated (an easy fix if you’ve got a couple of hours spare), the service history’s conspicuous by its absence and it’s a manual, which means the potential for dual mass flywheel trouble. But, you know what? If it went pop you could just throw it away.
Of course, with surviving numbers of Rover 75s in rapid decline (just look how few 800s are left to give you an indication of where 75s may be five years from now) it’d be a shame to chuck it on the scrapheap. That said, it’s probably not the best example, and it’d break for more than £295, so it seems a sound investment.
It’s showing 93k on the clock, which isn’t silly for a diesel, and it’s MoT’d until February, which I suspect is when it’ll meet it’s judgement day…
Unless one of us steps in, I suspect this one’s already on Death Row, awaiting a new owner who’ll run it, quite literally, into the ground – especially now you can tax it by direct debit for twenty quid a month. On that premise, I’ve almost talked myself into it.
What’s the verdict? An AROnline project car? I’m sure it’s not brilliant, but boy is it cheap… Any takers, before I feel a sense of duty and compound my already overstretched storage situation?
The seller obviously wants rid, as it’s a part-exer taking up space on a forecourt that has more of a focus on selling finance than it does cars, so it’s properly unloved at the minute…
View it here.