RE: Shed of the Week | MG ZT-T 160

RE: Shed of the Week | MG ZT-T 160

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Firebobby

187 posts

23 months

Friday 18th November
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Great shedding. Smoke it for a year and you'd still get your money back. The V8's were 260bhp IIRC?
Not over powered for a 1.8t when Audi was giving 225 for the same CC's but nonetheless an easy driving load lugger. Well done you. And condolences to Mrs shed re the heater, awful really awful...biglaugh

J4CKO

37,992 posts

184 months

Friday 18th November
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aestivator said:
I had it in my head that these were offered with an incredibly gutless V8, and sure enough:

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/14193637

Gentlemen drive V8 estates.
They werent exactly "gutless", just not massively fast then, and especially now. My uncle had one from new and it went well enough, my dad and uncle bought a ropey one to trade on and that one wasnt very fast. Sometimes its not all just about numbers and beating a Golf R from the lights. The reviews were very positive as a car, it wasnt a real M5 competitor by any means.

The 260 was meant to be the entry model to the V8 ZT, with varying power outputs up to 500 or so bhp, but as we know that never happened, though there were a couple of pre production 385 ones I think and various supercharged conversions which go well.

wpa1975

4,734 posts

98 months

Friday 18th November
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Great shed, as others have posted the 1.8t replaced the 2.0 V6, it was done for emissions and tax reasons, the 2.5 V6 carried on.




coded2112

128 posts

205 months

Friday 18th November
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Shedtastic!!

Draxindustries1

1,320 posts

7 months

Friday 18th November
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Looks a good car for the money. These old Rovers get unfairly slated but are a far better car than the equivalent old Ford or Vauxhall.
The K series engine once the head gasket has been replaced with a MLS gasket and the plastic head dowels replaced with steel ones don't give any more trouble.

richinlondon

447 posts

106 months

Friday 18th November
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boring colour when they did such nice ones but otherwise great shed!

giveitfish

3,861 posts

198 months

Friday 18th November
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"Tree meat" hehe

Dombilano

671 posts

39 months

Friday 18th November
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Good shed, but surely the v6 sound would be better for sheddery

squirrelz

1,186 posts

255 months

Friday 18th November
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My ex had one for a few years (ZT-T 190). Quite enjoyed driving it, but the performance was disappointing given the noise and fuel consumption.

yme402

192 posts

86 months

Friday 18th November
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squirrelz said:
My ex had one for a few years (ZT-T 190). Quite enjoyed driving it, but the performance was disappointing given the noise and fuel consumption.
Enough about your conjugal activities….what was the car like?

JosephC

4 posts

106 months

Friday 18th November
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Good sheds. Might be ever so slight biased.


Johnspex

3,988 posts

168 months

Friday 18th November
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giveitfish said:
"Tree meat" hehe
I didn't understand that.

Demonix

360 posts

196 months

Friday 18th November
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These definitely look better as a wagon, cheap, practical, good shedding!

EyeHeartSpellin

639 posts

67 months

Friday 18th November
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Johnspex said:
giveitfish said:
"Tree meat" hehe
I didn't understand that.
Wood

My Dad had the diesel one of these in a lovely metallic grey and it was absolutely brilliant, I would borrow it all the time.

Lecket

280 posts

60 months

Friday 18th November
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giveitfish said:
"Tree meat" hehe
Yeah that did make me laugh!

rallycross

11,894 posts

221 months

Friday 18th November
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aestivator said:
I had it in my head that these were offered with an incredibly gutless V8, and sure enough:

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/14193637

Gentlemen drive V8 estates.
That’s an interesting car bit more fun with it being rear wheel drive V8 manual, just needs a supercharger to give it a bit more go!

Arsecati

1,785 posts

101 months

Friday 18th November
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Nowt wrong with that at all, quality shedding. Now let no man talk again of raising Shed budget, while we have the likes of this to nod the head to!

pSyCoSiS

3,324 posts

189 months

Friday 18th November
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Great Shed. These are definitely getting better with age and I think the pre-facelift front end looks beefier.

RazerSauber

1,781 posts

44 months

Friday 18th November
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Shed says everyone would spew bile over this shed and I don't think I've seen anyone call it a crap shed yet.

Until now. I kid. I'm not into Rover or MG's but I'd run this no problem. Looks solid, looks like someone cared for it pretty well. Could get a good few years out of that.

satfinal

2,507 posts

146 months

Friday 18th November
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This era of big car was not kind to the v6. Anemic, thirsty, and tax heavy, I don't know why so many manufacturers bothered when turbo was already commonplace. (I know this car isn't a v6, but just my musing as it was mentioned in the article)

Edited by satfinal on Friday 18th November 11:00