jjeff wrote:AFAIK we never had Rovers in the states
Actually, small numbers were officially imported into the US:
Late 1960's-early 1970's -- Rover 2000:
When I was a kid, my neighbor had one of these.
Early 1980s -- Rover 3500:
The headlights as seen in the above pic were not legal in the US, so it got four round headlights instead which made the car look hideous. It did have the Range Rover's (ex-Buick) V-8 engine though.
Late 1980's to maybe early 90's -- Sterling 825:
It's basically a Honda/Acura Legend that has been restyled (Honda and Rover had a joint agreement at that time), but with far-less-than Honda-level of build quality. The two cars occupied opposite ends of the JD Power survey when they were new.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.