Head gasket has failed twice on my Rover 75 - is it worth fixing again?

I'm the owner of a 2004 Rover 75 which I am reluctant to part with it. It's a great car and very comfortable. However, twice in the last four years the head gasket has failed, and I was recently presented with a bill of over 700 Euros to have a new one fitted. The garage owner told me to expect another 16,000 miles before it blows again. Is there any long-term remedy to prevent a recurrence? It has only 70,000 miles on the clock.

Asked on 9 August 2012 by JO, Monaleen, Limerick

Answered by Honest John
Presumably this is a 1.8? If the head gasket has failed twice then I don't think it can be fixed. More about the problem here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/rover/75-1999/?secti...d

This isn't a criticism of the Rover 75 generally. The 2.0-litre diesel has proved to be a very good car as well as a particularly well-proportioned one.
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