<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by jomor:
<strong>Sorry guys, I cant get it.. Is Rover more reliable than an Alfa ???
Correct me if i am wrong, but i have the feeling that they re not better.. at least with the Alfa you get looks and joy..
@Lee, i know how it feels, i ve been wrestling with my dealer the last two years myself. But I would find more reasonable a Mondeo, wich is one of the few cars that can compete the Alfa at handlind and driving feeling.
Anyway you can stay on this forum, unless you find a better Rover forum than this one, which is impossible
</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Jomor,
I'll agree with Alfa you get the looks but I haven't had that much Joy.
The Rover 25 and especially the 45 are old designs that are built on old production lines and are not perfectly reliable and usually come in around the same as Vauxhall's etc, bottom half of the table stuff but still above Alfa.
The 75 was designed mainly by BMW and is built on a modern BMW designed and funded assembley line. The 75 and ZT usually come out very well in both reliability and customer satisfaction surveys, infact the 75 is still the only car to come top in more than two catagories in a JD Power survey. A UK motoring magazine has just named the 75 "Best Used Car" for 2004.
Rover dealers are about average but Alfa UK dealers manage to come last in nearly every survey or magazine review I've seen.
As always time will tell and I'll find out myself.
The Mondeo does drive well, although the sports models on 18" rims are a touch hard for UK roads IMO, but I was after luxury and comfort as I'm buying a deticated weekend/track car as well.
The Ford V6 didn't seem to have as much grunt as the Rover either although the figures are almost identicle.