Interesting article but a little simplistic for me.
Most cars have issues whatever the badge on them.
The 75 is a great car, however keep away from the 1.8 petrol 4 cylinder models due to head gasket failure.
Best buys are the V6 and the diesel.
Make sure with the V6 the cam belts have been changed. They're a pig of a job.
If you have to have them changed get some quotes first as you may be looking upwards of a grand.
I had mine done including a water pump and labour for £450.00 with genuine parts from ebay.
Check the thermostat housing which is in the 'V' of the engine for leaks.
The VIS motors on the inlet manifold can cause problems...I've not had this one as yet.
Look out for leaking steering rack.
Early models were prone to the front coil springs breaking.
Rover recalled the cars for this fault. However I don't think all cars were returned to Rover for the upgrade.
The vertical link bars on the front suspension are prone to wear. You will hear them knocking.
Inexpensive to replace.
Also camshaft sensor failure is a popular fault but an easy fix.
The fuel pump is another weak point as it has a tendency to unscrew itself.
It's easy to get to as it's under the rear seat.
Automatic gearboxes are not too good, I would stick to the manual which has the Getrag gear box.
I have the 2 litre which driven sensibly will achieve high 20's and almost 40 on a run.
Not the fastest car and weighing in at almost 2 tons..but makes up for in comfort.
Just one other point...check the water level in the header tank weekly.
Overall it's a great car for very little money.
When I started my latest job everyone thought I was the new boss when I arrived in my 75.