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    Hi,as yet I do not own one of these fine vehicles..

    I have wanted the Rover version(as I prefer autos) off and on for a few years now but havent got around to buying one..

    Does anyone know the past history for the one on e-bay at the moment http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-4...UAAOSwYDVZ4I4Y

    Also does anyone have any experience of the dealer that is selling it..

    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by insheepsclothing View Post
    ... Also does anyone have any experience of the dealer that is selling it...
    They do have a very good name as far as I have heard; very knowledgeable about 'our cars' too.
    No personal experience of them or the car currently advertised though.

    This thread may help you too: Forum / Public Section / Cars for sale / Complete List of 260s FOR SALE (click on "Last", upper right, to get most recent post.)

    From that list, https://www.two-sixties.co.uk/mgoc26...FOR-SALE/page3 , post #36 may be of interest? Again no personal knowledge of the car or the owner/history at all, simply a possible pointer !

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    2003 Rover 75 Tourer 2.5 V6
    2 x 2000 Rover 75 Connoisseur 2.5 V6
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    Bought mine through Elite many years ago, no issues at all. Obviously the more history the better
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    Sorry to be negative about Elite but they had a car for sale I was interested in, he failed to rig me back about it twice and when I got hold of him he just said it had sold a few days ago. No offer of a call back if anything else came up.

    Personally I found him very rude and not a dealer I would choose to deal with.

    Steve

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    I can only speak very highly of James, when I bought my car off him in 2012 he couldn’t do enough for me. I paid a deposit without seeing the car and I wasn’t disappointed either. There were others after the car but James very kindly kept it for me until work commitments allowed me to travel down the 500 miles to pay for the car. He picked Carole and I up at the station and drove us to his garage. He’s very knowledgeable about our cars and I’d not hesitate to deal with him again

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    Many thanks for all the info..I will do some more research..

    Sam

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    Rover 75-260/MG ZT-260 Same car (more or less) but the rover is much cheaper to insure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Betty View Post
    Rover 75-260/MG ZT-260 Same car (more or less) but the rover is much cheaper to insure!
    And they feel (and sound!) very different too. Depends what you want of the car; neither is intrinsically better than the other, just quite 'different', at least as I perceive it. Partly enforced by the auto-box and how you drive it as a result, maybe. Even Nick said that you could tell the engine was clearly more attuned to an auto-box.
    Maybe you'd rather push red-hot needles into your eyeballs than drive an auto, but I like the overall R75V8 package better!

    Insurance on an agreed valuation basis is cheaper for the Rover here in Holland too. 1.75% instead of 2.00% of value for a ZT, but the same basic 3rd party legal requirement part of the premium, for some reason (100 quid). Illogical. No regional Post-Code weightings. Don't know how that compares with the UK ?

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    2003 Rover 75 Tourer 2.5 V6
    2 x 2000 Rover 75 Connoisseur 2.5 V6
    .. all LHD

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    I've had both. As a daily driver the Rover is much nicer. Interior is nicer too. So is the bumper. And the Vortex alloys.....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveTD View Post
    I've had both. As a daily driver the Rover is much nicer. Interior is nicer too. So is the bumper. And the Vortex alloys.....!
    You forgot the nice plastic 'oak', Steve .
    In an ideal world, one of each would be the answer
    ... by which I mean R75V8, ZT 260, ZT 385/400 plus Tourer variants of 'em all of course, and on the seventh day the Lord said "useth My SV-RS".

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    2005 Rover 75 V8 Connoisseur SE #829 called 'Olive'
    2003 Rover 75 Tourer 2.5 V6
    2 x 2000 Rover 75 Connoisseur 2.5 V6
    .. all LHD

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