Thats brilliant mate!e668ecp said:Im in shock the BBC printed mine - see ZT 2004 driver
There's my contribution - doubt it will get printed - far too big. The low-budget journalist stuck behind a desk will probably get bored.I think this 'old' model range comment is completely silly and an un-educated view to take. Many other manufacturers have pushed on with car models for the same amount of time if not longer. Two examples instantly spring to mind, that of the Peugeot 206 which is still selling and has seen little modification since it was launched nearly a good year before the Rover 75, and Vauxhall/Opel/GM who pushed the Omega on for 10 years before finally retiring that model and although it did receive a facelift a couple of years before they stopped production, underneath little had changed.
In the sports car world, sometimes models have lasted even longer than this, keeping in mind that's where the most money and development goes into and where cars can get left behind technologically very quickly. The Porsche 928 brand went on for a staggering 18 years, although as Rover have done with their models, it did see many revisions. And Mazda pushed the RX7 for an equally impressive 13 years - not bad for a car with an engine guaranteed to die with age.
In that respect, not one of the Rover's currently on sale has passed it's sell by date. Yes, new metal is needed, but isn't it rather convenient that for one company 'it's living in the past' but for another its not even an issue.
If the news persist in persecuting one for some reason at least the playing field should be even.
And another point to add, it may be doom and gloom at Rover, but not many other car manufacturers have a lot to smile about. GM aren't doing too well at all, and if the news is true Saab's future looks a very un-interesting one.