Sunday, May 28, 2006

What about Rover?

As a sufferer of attention deficit disorder, I routinely change my mind when confronted with new stimulus. Today that stimulus came in the form of an advertisement in Dubai's Gulf News classifieds, with a notice for a 2004 Rover 75 for sale at a little less than 50 thousand dirhams (13,615 dollars). It has a low mileage as well.

The Rover 75 is a beautiful car, filled with German engineering (from BMW's brief ownership of the Rover brand), and a stunning example of the last gasp of middle class British styling.

Those are the pros to my purchasing it. The cons are that the company that manufactured it is long gone so forget a warranty, parts might be hard to find, and most of the people who drive it are weirdos.

Very tempted.

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