Clarkson on: the Rover 75 – BBC Top Gear

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Jeremy Clarkson

Clarkson on: the 75

Last month, the road team on Top Gear magazine an advert-free supplement which the best and worst cars you can

Now the guys that wrote the may spend all day talking about but they do drive every new car that comes on to the market. take them home at They take them for cosy weekends. They them to test tracks.

In words, these guys what they’re talking

Strange then that I the supplement with a purple and little bits of spittle at the of my mouth – a mouth was gaping in disbelief.

It wasn’t so bad to with. They said 206 is the best small car, is fair enough. Second was given to the Clio which that even motorcyclists some common sense.

The Clio may not be as much fun to drive as a but it is cheap.

I had no real argument the family car section either they gave awards to the and the Passat. And sure, I can see why the Jaguar XJ8 had to second fiddle to the BMW 5-Series in the car round-up.

But then we came to the section of the supplement and everything completely banana-shaped. The Mercedes is built, badly, in America by It is too cramped, far too expensive, a bit ugly and not even much cop off-road even so, the Top Gear magazine testers put it on the top step of their

This does appear because the Toyota Landcruiser is the off-roader in the world unless you in Britain, in which case makes the Range Rover a bet. And not the 4.6 HSE recommended by our team but the and more economical four-litre

Fuming, I turned the page to see in the people carrier section, the Voyager was praised for the power of its engine. Hello. Hello. you actually driven one?

It is diabolical.

And – oh my God – more. According to our boys, the Coupe is better than the GTV, which is just wrong, and the Mercedes- Benz CLK is than the Nissan 200SX. in the same way that treading on a nail is better than … with the entire form of a girls’ school.

Following our less-than-enthusiastic road report last month, the in the Longbridge division of Munich are apoplectic with rage

But saved their most piece of wrongness for the supercar What on earth is the Aston Vantage doing in eleventh when the Lamborghini Diablo in third? Given a choice, guys would rather a drug dealer’s car than the Blenheim Palace.


Now sure you read the supplement too and sure you had a hernia from the it caused. Plus, I’m sure, you’ve read my in this column and now you have post-traumatic shock.

This is what makes the world go around. One man’s really is another man’s of the forest. We may tell you that the is by far the best family car that can buy but you may think it looks like the of a dog. So you’ll buy a Bravo

Or an Almera. And that’s fine. sort of.

So now we arrive at the new Rover 75. I that following our less-than-enthusiastic test report last the suits in the Longbridge division of Central are apoplectic with

Because we didn’t like it the will have to be closed Three hundred million will be thrown out of work and as the runs out, local will close too.

Children will be forced to their formative years up chimneys and their parents wander aimlessly over tips searching for bread and But look. If I don’t agree our road testers on their of cars of the year, and you don’t with either them or me, why anyone agree with of us on the 75.

I might tell you that Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is the best ever made and you may say Betty is better. And no matter how much we about it, we’ll never, agree.

And so it goes with the 75. We at the overall package and decided while it offered submarine and ocean-going luxury on the motorway, it less well as a driver’s And while we said it was good we didn’t like the noisy or the dash.

But what if you spend all day on the motorway, and on a shoestring? You’re going to at our findings and buy one.

There are three objective reasons for not a particular car: it is unsafe; it is expensive; it is a Vauxhall Vectra.

this in mind, there’s no at all why you shouldn’t rush out to buy the Rover 75.

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