RE: Shed of the Week: MG ZT

RE: Shed of the Week: MG ZT

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s m

17,238 posts

142 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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JaguarsportXJR

231 posts

82 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-75-MG-ZT-Ash-Grey-...

I speak from experience when I say that this will be forty-odd quid well spent. Corking quality.

sgtBerbatov

1,014 posts

20 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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JoBlack said:
Mercedes seem to have lifted almost the entire styling for the new C/E class from this.
It's been said that during the period Rover was owned by BMW they were working on really good interesting stuff, like a replacement for the 200/400. But that never happened, although it's also been said that the BMW 1 series was the actual replacement Rover had been working on. Make of that what you will.

But there's been previous with Mercedes stealing design cues from Rover back in the 1980's.

Evilex

461 posts

43 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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Now you mention it, the CLS does look vaguely like an SD1...

900T-R

20,199 posts

196 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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alorotom said:
didnt we have one of these not THAT long ago ... I vaguely remember it ... these are so dull, bland and lackluster - shed can do so much better than this, least its better than a ("hallowed") E39 though
Says the man with an estimated £100K worth of Audis and a Renault Megane listed in his current garage... tongue out


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alorotom

5,910 posts

126 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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sjc said:
alorotom said:
didnt we have one of these not THAT long ago ... I vaguely remember it ... these are so dull, bland and lackluster -
Funnily enough,from a driving persepective, that's the complete opposite of what they are.
I dont agree, I had a red ZTT as a courtesy car for 3weeks when these were new and hated it and thought it was the worst ever till i bought an E39 and realised there is a further step into the depths of hell

Captaincheese

88 posts

93 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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That design seems to have aged pretty well.
Even the seats don't look too offensive - I could definitely live with that as a daily run around.
Good shedding.

grosserbaby

140 posts

107 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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I had one ages ago, but it was a diesel from just before the phoenix fire went out, it was nearly new but very cheap and at the price a great car. If I needed a smoker I would buy this car. NB sensitive to tyre choice and also you need to have the proper sports suspension set up or they are a bit floaty.


I can't find the German motoring show video of the ZT 190+ on their test track being second only to the E39 M5 only by 2 seconds or something like that.

sdiggle

71 posts

29 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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I bought it as an interim car and it served me well for 3 months. I put two new front tyres on it in June so they're like new.

nickydee

55 posts

87 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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Two p/xs from the same dealer have been featured within the month. Shed is either getting lazy or has resumed relations with Mrs Shed so is somewhat preoccupied.

This dealer is five minutes from my house and the temptation to make rash purchase is almost overwhelming.

J4CKO

26,623 posts

139 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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My dad has a 2002 one, he got it when it was still pretty new and it still look the same, probably one of the best ones left.

The tide seems to have turned, even just looking at this thread, only one vaguely negative comment from an Audi owner, not saying they are gong to be worth a lot any time soon but I think they deserve some recognition as a good looking hand pretty decent car, however the MG/Rover badge does tend to colour the judgement of those who default to whatever they believe is fashionable.

Considering so many comments in the past of how crap MGR stuff was, weirdly still seem to see quite a few considering they havent made a car since 2005.

I am no fanboy but credit where its due, I think people love to slag stuff like this and get a bit over complimentary about certain German stuff, a bit like politics the truth is probably somewhere nearer the middle than the extremes and a lot seem to like to inform you that a given brand does meet with their lofty requirements, even when they dont know much.

court

1,447 posts

155 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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Lovely MOT history there.

I'm seriously tempted for a bag of sand.

gazza5

483 posts

44 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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My dad had the 75 version of this - still remember the numberplate AY52PZD - and cars still alive somewhere up to 130k miles.

Remember wafting along the m25 in it, and the missus accusing me of being slow even though doing 80 / 90 - the days before speed camara's everywhere!

Underated cars in my opinion. This looks like a good example as well.

dannyDC2

7,003 posts

107 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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XPower Grey Facelift here for the same money..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-ZT-190-2-5-V6-2004-FA...

I've always liked them smile

sef535

60 posts

126 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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Great car bad reputation undeserved yes there faster and more powerful cars with its size engine but it handles superbly ando has presence a lot of it ... outside lane of motor way people move aside .... had mine 5 years totally trouble free. .

Wait Here Until Green Light Shows

11,683 posts

139 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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A bit too council nowadays.

Cheeky Jim

1,238 posts

219 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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I made the mistake of buying a 1.8T.... when it ran well, it was surprisingly quick, handled ok for an estate and was reasonably comfortable.

But, of course the head gasket went and then the turbo failed... and then the replacement turbo also failed.

The quality of the car was pretty poor, cheaply made, cheaply bolted together... I'd been running about prior to this in an old A6 estate and the Audi was just a world of difference in quality, fit, finish... even little things like a 12v slot between the passenger seats, one in the boot etc. The ZTT had one... that was it...cost cutting made real.

I kept it for 9 months and then got rid.... no surprise they went bust... i suffered the same Head Gasket problem I had 15 years earlier when my Metro GTi's engine went the same way. It was frankly a bit shameful that in all the years that the K Series was in product, they simply didn't come up with some sort of fix for this...


AmosMoses

3,147 posts

104 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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Guilty pleasure but i love these laugh

ruprechtmonkeyboy

365 posts

26 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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Watch the head gasket like all Rovers I guess!

Oilchange

5,342 posts

199 months

Friday 22nd September 2017
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Wife drove a diesel 75 for 6 years and 70,000 miles, very comfy safe good mpg etc. Would still be onthe drive if it was automatic but bought a manual and clutch hyd problems made me get rid. Regret it but was pulling my hair out...