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Rover Used Cars
The Rover badge is no longer screwed, bolted or blu-tacked to new cars - but it remains of interest. Why? Because some of the company's vehicles still have merit. The 1999 to 2004 Rover 75, for starters, is a compact executive saloon that should have been more popular back in the day. One of its strengths is the sumptuous cabin that feels like a gentleman's club thanks to the leather seats and refined dashboard. It is a much nicer place to relax than in period rivals such as the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz Class and Lexus IS. The exterior is elegant too. The Rover 75 is also nice to drive thanks to its smooth ride and respectable handling. Power comes from various engines that range from the 1.8-litre to the 4.6-litre V8. Furthermore, the range was enhanced in 2004 shortly before its manufacturer stopped screwing, bolting and blu-tacking badges to new cars. The Rover 75 now costs very little money on the second-hand market considering its credentials. Okay, it might be a little tricky to find parts - but those that pay a small sum and get a few years motoring should be happy enough with this once prestigious car. There is also a practical estate version for buyers that need a load-lugger.
Naturally, there are other cars to choose from but most are completely outclassed by the newer models. In some cases, period rivals eclipse them too. As such, buyers fall into two camps. The first is motorists that simply see one for sale, like the price, like the car and purchase. And there is nothing wrong with that. The second is those that recognise that these cars have - or perhaps will have - historical value and plan to preserve them through the old banger stage until they become classics. Without such individuals thousands of now prized vehicles would have been lost. Cars of potential future value include the 1990 to 1995 Metro which was one of the best selling superminis on the road. It felt like there was a dozen of them screwed, bolted or blue-tacked to every street corner. The Metro was succeeded by the 100 (1994 to 1999) and the CityRover (2003 to 2005). These complement mid-size cars such as the 400 (1995 to 2000). There are also executive cars - that pre-date the 75 - such as the 1991 to 2000 Rover 800 and the Rover SD1 (1982 to 1987). The latter would look fantastic blu-tacked to my driveway.