Incidentally the last MG Rover car "The Prat On Top Gear" tested was the MG ZT V8.Yes, but not the last ones.
You are just spouting the stereotypical crap doused out by the London Press and the pratt on Top Gear.
Rover quality surpassed BMW's own under their ownership. Problem for Rover is that BMW didn't put the PR money into Rover that they do into their own unreliable crap.
I know several unfortunate BMW drivers who have endless reliabilty problems. Funnily enough, those with Rover 75's seem to always have them...
Conclusion: Check your facts before spouting shite.
Clarkson did his usual thing of taking the piss out of the car, and its prehistoric engine which MG-R had bought from Ford. Also pointing out that all of the development budget had been spent on making it rear wheel drive, and only had "A sprocket set from Halford's and the money from the back of the sofa to spend on restyling."
Then, he drove it. And absolutely loved the way it handled, and praised its looks. Signing of the report, he mentioned that the budget development for the Spitfire was something like £12,000, and compared the MG to that!
Further, the 75 was originally build at Cowley in Oxford, which was kept by BMW and now builds the MINI - A good car. When BMW & Rover split, R75 production was switched to Longbridge. If you consult any used car guide, it will tell you that when buying a 75, to try and get a Longbridge built one, as they are better built than the Cowley built examples.
Rover did not make bad cars. It made old and outdated cars. But, they consistently beat some very big manufacturers in customer satisfaction surveys - even beating Fiat, Renault, Citroen, and Peugeot the year after they went bust in the JDPower customer satisfaction surveys!
The biggest tragedy about the whol thing, is that the replacement for the Rover 45/MG ZS was almost ready for production when they went under. If they'd been able to hold on for a few more weeks, they could have released it, along with the very pretty 75 coupe (like a modern SD-1 crossed with a Bentley) which they were also developing.
75 Coupe prototype, 2004
Rover 45/MG ZS replacement - now badged as Roewe 450. Was almost ready for production when Rover went under. Pictures from Auto Express