[ROVERNET - UK] People who buy Rovers
phing at videotron.ca
Sun Apr 6 15:24:29 BST 2008
It's a pity Rover didn't invest in competent dealers who were equally , "interesting , stylish and better appointed" . The Toronto
Rover shop in the 60s was manned by a bunch of effettee pseudo " English gents ' who looked down on the punters who fought their way
through the pottted palms to see the ' motors ' .Their general attitude was " One invests in a Wover , one doesn't need to test
drive a superior motor. A gentleman does not discuss price ; one's man looks after such sordid details "
Their incompetence, Rover's evil reputation for variable quality control and the ridiculous size of the P6 trunk were the reasons I
bought two brick out house Volvos in the 60s
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glen Wilson" <rovercar at comcast.net>
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Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] People who buy Rovers
> Steven Dibdin wrote:
>> Hi Geoff,
>> Interesting that you mention that it was scientists and engineers who bought P6s in Cali. My car and one other I know of were
>> bought by law enforcement types. Mine by a homacide detective in Protland OR and one other by a DEA type agent in the New York
>> area. I found it that quite interesting considering that the P6 was the car of choice for the Met police in London when I was a
> Also, a lot of college professors who were also into Volvos and medical doctors. I have a brochure specifically targeting doctors
> that was published by Rover and distributed as an insert in some sort of medical journal. I think that Rover's efforts to market
> the P6 as a car with advanced safety features explains why a lot of people who were likely to buy Volvos also bought Rovers.
> Between the two brands, the Rover was certainly more interesting, more stylish, and generally better appointed. That's not taking
> anything away from Volvo sedans of the 60's and 70's as they were specifically intended to be supremely practical and absolutely
> reliable. And they were.
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