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Message posted by allan-d19/7/2013 at 8:11pm
Outfit:  crown regent     Location:  elland west yorks
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hi does anyone out there tow with a rover 75 1.8 petrol automatic if there is i would like  to know how they perform thanks for any help

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Message posted by old chap20/7/2013 at 8:52am
Outfit:  baily champaign     Location:  Sitingbourne
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If the Rover 75 1800 petrol has the same engine as the Freelander 1.8 then avoid like the plague as they have a common problem of blowing head gaskets.

I love the 75 but no way an 1.8 petrol engine. my sister had the head go 4 times on her freelander & recently had to scrap the car as repair was no longer economic


Message posted by phathamster20/7/2013 at 9:00am
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not all 1.8 are the same you know!?

also i suspect there was a reason the head gasket was blowing that was not fixed for it to go 4 times

Message posted by leon copa20/7/2013 at 9:20am
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keep well away if your want a 75 get a diesel one with bmw engine but petrol one no way

Message posted by lunarvenus20/7/2013 at 10:35am
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Automatic have a lower towing weight too, I have a 1.8 petrol Laguna (not for towing) its towing weight is a max of 700kgs.

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Message posted by johnks20/7/2013 at 12:28pm
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Had a Rover 75 diesel. Brilliant car for towing but definitely not the petrol version. Do not buy it.

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Message posted by Alistair20/7/2013 at 1:26pm
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I had a 2.5 Petrol. A very fast, powerful and responsive vehicle but I would never have towed with it. There are a lot of successful 75 diesel towcars out there, but certainly avoid the petrol. In the case of the 2.5 petrol it was not about reliability as it was a wonderfully reliable lump but more about pure economics. Towing MPG would have been prohibitive. It wasn't very good mpg when solo. The 1.8 was grossly underpowered and unreliable and as stated above, definitely best avoided.

Message posted by allan-d20/7/2013 at 5:24pm
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thanks to everyone who answerd my post will stear clear of the 75 and stick with my 2.00 dti vectra for the time being and hope you all have a good season

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Message posted by Trunnion22/7/2013 at 9:03pm
Outfit:  ELLDIS INFINITY554 .SKODA KODIAQ     Location:  Lancashire.
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I have a MG Zt + 2 litr diesel [rover75 type] I find it brilliant for towing our Elddis 462.It returns 30+ mpg towing 50+ without the van the problem I have is that I hope it runs for ever because I dont know what to replace it with, it ticks all the boxes.

Message posted by Anna+Colin22/7/2013 at 9:30pm
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unless it has the modified gead gaskei do not touch it i had a diesal for years great car

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