Bearing in mind the reception my post received about the Audi A6 and some of the comments made especially about it's age. It being a 95 vintage car well I have now got the chance to compare it with a another old banger that is only a few years younger but once again of the "executive" class of motor. This time there is still Germanic influence but from BMW this time as the car was designed an developed under their auspices and ownership.
The car in question is a Rover 75 2.5L Connoisseur:-
of 2000 vintage so yep it's 12 years old. This one only has 80k on the clock though. Powered by the same KV6 engine as used in the Freelander:-
Well it's a very different beast to drive from the Audi that's for sure. It feels more solid and the ride reminds me of the XJ6 Jaguar 4.2L Series 2. A friend bought a 74 LWB one in 1978/9 so it was hardly an old nail before someone says so . Sitting in the drivers seat the shape of the windscreen from inside and the shape of the front side windows and pillars brought back memories of even earlier and an older friend at work picked up a really nice condition Mk11 2.4 Jaguar. I had not thought of Eddie in years yet sitting in the drivers seat brought it all back. He got that dark blue Jaguar in 1977 as I recall.
The Audi is certainly "sportier" than the Rover 75 and has a firmer ride but on the whole I prefer the Rover to drive it's more relaxing and certainly comfortable. Oh yes the Rover 75's are also cheap to buy . Now I have to find a copy of Autocar and read their review of the 75 ands ee what they have to say and see I agree with it.