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#1 ONLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:14 PM

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It's almost 12 months since I first won a Roffle on this forum.  The prize in that instance was an MG ZT, a car I've long fancied.  Well we all know what happened: I failed to bond with the car and moved it on.  Since then I've been thinking that a Rover 75, while basically the same car, would be much more my style, and I've kept an eye on all that have been offered on here.

 

TaxiPaul sadly found himself having to let a 75 go, and Omegod generously took on the running of a Roffle, which I won.  I'd seen the pictures and declared the car lush, but it couldn't really be that nice, could it?  Anyway, arrangements were made, and after work this morning I had a nice little doze in the Blob while MrsR drove me to Liverpool to collect my prize.  There's roadworks on the A590 so I thought we'd skip round them by taking the coast road...

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...er, yeah.  That was clever!

Doesn't matter, we got there in pretty good time.  My beloved has a heavy foot.  So we met up with Omegod and I took posession...

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The carrier bag on the roof is actually two, containing a selection of pies and cakes for both supplying parties.  Jon had even given the car a wash for me!

So, round the corner and stop for petrol...

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...behind what would have been a logical rival when new.  The Jag is on LPG, it took ages to fill.

There followed a smooth drive up the motorway at 70* mph, which the Rover just ate up.  There's a bit of road/wind noise, but that seems to be normal in modern cars, so nothing untoward then.  I did pick up a stonechip in the windscreen just after joining the M6, but it's outside the sweep of the wipers so that's ok.  I'll keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't expand.

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And here we are in Barrow, specifically, at the same garage where I bought my Road Wars Vectra last year.  They do MoTs, and I'd pre-booked the car in.  Just in case, you understand.

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Well I didn't seriously expect that!  It only passed!  So I nipped round the corner to our local Post Office and taxed it.  WBoD duty commences.

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And finally parked it up at home.  Spaces are at a premium in my street these days, partly because some silly sod has a bloody big Cadillac... oh... er... yeah.

To say I'm delighted with my prize would be an understatement.  This feels like a quality car, put together carefully for the discerning buyer.  The MG version didn't.  This one is only 2.0 litres, but being a V6 is still silky-smooth.  It could only be improved by being an automatic.  Oh and by fixing the electric seat, which I think has to be quite high priority as the backrest is a little too upright for me.

 

I'm going to work in the Rover tomorrow, I'll let you know how it copes.

 


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:18 PM

Result!
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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:21 PM

Tardy mot advisories by the tester

002 which one of the 4?

004 which side? Inner or outer?

#4 ONLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:25 PM

It's a rear disc, NS I think.  He wasn't worried about it, we both put it down to having gone nowhere since the last test.  Same with the CV gaiter (nearside); it was an advisory last time too and he didn't see it being a problem.

 

As Mr Faker said above: Result!


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:28 PM

pervert

 

take the switch off the seat and clean it



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:33 PM

The MG and Rover versions feel very different, almost like two different cars.  Like you, I don't particularly rate the MG over the 75, it's just too rough and ready where the 75 feels quite plush, like being wrapped up in a duvet.


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#7 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:34 PM

Looks very lovely and a wicked result.

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:34 PM

Haha, that's fantastic news, nice one Ed.


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:35 PM

Top bombings there chief! Thats a result and a half.

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:43 PM

Something I do particularly want to say here where everyone can see it, is a big THANK YOU to both TaxiPaul and Omegod.


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:49 PM

Well in eddy :)

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:49 PM

The more Rover 75s I see on here, the more they're creeping onto my radar...

I think I want to try one at some point.

That one looks absolutely lush in that shade of blue, eddy!
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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:58 PM

Glad you like it. It's not a bad old bus. I couldn't partake in pies and cakes because my missus ended up at hospital last night and had to wait till this afternoon for surgery. I didn't get back till around 8. So no sleep since Tuesday for me. I am just glad I have space. Omegod raised a few quid and you have a proper car. Karma will one day pay us all back.
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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:00 PM

Best of luck to MrsTP


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:03 PM

Lovely car get some pictures of the interior up.
The 75 range is a lovely quality range of cars and truth be told I would be without mine.
I've had mine nearly 3 years and it's the longest I have had a car.

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:19 PM

Nice one Eddy! That does look a great car.

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:20 PM

Glad you like it. It's not a bad old bus. I couldn't partake in pies and cakes because my missus ended up at hospital last night and had to wait till this afternoon for surgery. I didn't get back till around 8. So no sleep since Tuesday for me. I am just glad I have space. Omegod raised a few quid and you have a proper car. Karma will one day pay us all back.

 

Donations were made tonight from the funds raised by the raffle for the 75,as generously directed by Paul I used my knowledge of local causes gained through my work so £155 went to The Willowbrook Hospice and £150 to The Whitechapel Center who support homeless people,both gift aided so will be bumped up a bit and will be put to very good use and hopefully both causes approved of. Thanks to all concerned, especially Paul, take care bud !      


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:26 PM

Hey, this is a heart-warming thread.

 

And Eddie has far too many nice cars now.   Not jealous, mind. 


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:31 PM

congrats on the new ride, and on it passing the MOT Eddy!


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:55 PM

Hey,  Eddie has far too many nice cars now.  jealous,

 

EFA  8)


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 05:14 PM

It now has an Autoshite dealer sticker in the back window...


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 05:38 PM

Very nice car that, great colour. What a result on the MOT pass too!

Sounds like it was all for a good cause too so top job all involved.
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Posted 21 October 2016 - 05:45 PM

KV6....................one of the best ways of turning money into noise ever invented.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 06:48 PM

That's a result eddy, good luck with it.

14, 18 and 38 please ;)
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Posted 21 October 2016 - 06:58 PM

Glad you are pleased with the car.

The next time people whinge about the contents of this forum being shit and wanting to leave etc.remember this thread - because I absolutely fucking guarantee you wont find a group of people anywhere else like this on tinterweb.
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#26 ONLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 07:03 PM

I'll tell you what, this isn't the first time this forum has been good for my opinion of the human race.  Most of the time it's low enough anyway, based on experience, but then you spend time on here and get to know people... and the world looks a better place.

Thanks everyone.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:14 AM

Result on the 75. Black sills to and should have rover badge embossed on the headrests for added win.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:25 PM

Real wood too ;)
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Posted 23 October 2016 - 06:20 PM

BOOM!  Nice car, a Cowley 75 so cherish it. these are fast becoming thin on the ground.

 

My leccy seats dont work either, but fortunately they are set just right for me so I have never had them looked it.  Its usually a blown fuse issue but you could wire it directly to the battery and just move that backrest back slightly.

 

As I always say -

 

  • Check the plenums for debris and shit, I hear you get rain up there  :mrgreen:
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These are far more hardy than people give them credit for, especially the KV6.  Unfortunately the clutch master cylinders fail and that is a big job.

 

Enjoy  8)


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 07:08 PM

Autoshite comes good again. Best wishes to Mrs TP, and 2 deserved causes got a few bob in the process, a nice bit of feel good news, a bit like Car Sosige on the tellybox


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