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MG ZT Saloon 2001‑2005

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MG ZT Saloon 2001‑2005

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jimsjag

MG ZT 190 PLUS VERY UNDERATED CAR MISS JUDGED AMAZING CAR

MG ZT 2.5 190 + 4dr (Review date: 19th June '14)

5

BOUGHT THIS CAR 2002 12000 MILES ON HER TODAY 2014 CHROMATIC BLUE AWSOME CAR, COMPLETELY OVER LOOKED AND UNDERATTED, DRIVE LIKE A DREAM, SMOOTH V6 2.5 GREAT SOUND TRACK, RELIABLE IF SERVICED PROPPERLY. HAD JAGS, PORSCHE,FORD FOCUS RS,VOLVOS,DAIMLERS,BMW, MERCS, THIS CAR IS BRITISH AND FUN DONT JUDGE UNTILL YOU HAVE OWNED ONE, DRIVEN IT AND LOVED IT

. GOD BLESS MG-ZT ALWAYS GETS LOOKS ONLY PROBLEM THEY STOPPED MAKING IT...SILLY BMW

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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ryan2014

MGZT CDTI Auto

MG ZT 2.0 CDTi + 4dr Auto (Review date: 9th June '14)

4.3

I bought this after my rover 623GSI auto died after 16 years

drove my sister 206 for 16 months hated it and moved to this,

its a very nice car the ride and handling are very good space in the car is good front and rear had 4 adults comfortably.

The equipment is good and all works bought this with just over 90000 miles on it and runs like new the auto box is smooth and works well

the boot is huge there a luggage hatch to and the seats fold down giving more space,

really there good cars id tell anyone to get one with 18" rims and sports suspension they look good and though the ride harder than the 75 its not uncomfortable.

the only thing i would say I have the 114 go for a 135 as the 114 is a little underpowered but there are options to remap and boost it to a 135 up to 160 something im considering if i do ill update

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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pedromg

Great car - possibly the best I have ever owned

MG ZT 2.5 160 4dr (Review date: 29th May '14)

4.8

I bought my car when it was four years old. I was looking to upgrade my BMW 3 series and a friend recommended I looked at the ZT.

Not only did I save a few thousand pounds but I got a car that equals, if not betters, the 3 series. It's slightly larger - perhaps a 4 series (do they make one?) - and it has all the whistles and bells I need, plus outstanding performance from a Honda 2.5 engine.

I've now had it eight years and keep thinking I should upgrade to something else, but what's the point? The car still gets admiring glances in the car park and looks as modern as anything BMW or Audi are currently chucking out..

It's worth diddly squat in the secondhand market but still gives me a reassuring cuddle and a warm glow every time I drive it (her - for she is a thing of beauty)

If the cam belt has been done, buy one. You won't be disappointed

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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allansyme247

underated car

MG ZT 2.5 190 SE 4dr (Review date: 20th September '13)

4.8

i have owned this car for 3.5 years and have only have a few small issues (wheel bearing and a front shock) it drives fantastic , its quick and handles great not to mention the silky smooth v6. if driven sensible it returns 34 mpg , on a long run 40mpg. the se model is the one to go for as it comes fully loaded with all the toys, i would say pound for pound this must be one of the best buys on the market , i often wonder why mg went under as this was such a good car maybe because it was influenced by BMW,anyway if you get a chance to drive one try it you might be surprized, especially at the price.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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muttley

Just Brilliant!

MG ZT 2.5 190+ 4dr (Review date: 8th August '13)

4.8

I had a 52 plate ZT190 for 3 years and loved it, but it had the stiffer early suspension and she who likes to be obeyed didn't like the ride. The later ZT's (post 2004?) had a slightly softer set up. Didn't quite match the earlier car but was still excellent as a drivers car. Goes like stink, sticks to the road like poo to a blanket (even in the wet ,with decent tyres on it) very well equipped and totally reliable. Use the cruise control on the motorway, stick to about 65mph (below 3200rpm) and 44 to the gallon is achieveable, not bad for a sporting 2.5 litre car. Hugely comfortable seats, very responsive steering, you always feel securely connected to the road. Stunning brakes! stand on the pedal and its like hitting a tank! except with abs to complement it as well. Unfortunately now have a company car (Audi A5, very disappointing) so the ZT has had to go, but have promised myself to get another one sometime, they are just that good!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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dazeoff

Almost a BMW, not a Rover, an MG with an MPG

MG ZT 2.0 CDTI 135+ 4dr (Review date: 8th May '13)

4.8

Brilliant 4 door saloon car, one wonders why the MG folded..... Fabulous diesel (BMW) engine and SO super fast - but very economical, a heavy clutch (to be expected), British Car - weird and wonderful. A pleasure

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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george8783

best car owned

MG ZT 2.0 CDTi 135 + 4dr (Review date: 22nd April '13)

4.8

i have been driving 43 years and have had bmw mercs saabs etc and this is the best

comfortable, roadhandling superb, good economy, great equipment ie radio and cd changer.

spares available and very quite engine made by bmw and goes as quick as you want

all in all what a shame mg went to the wall

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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theblackconvoy

Great sleeper car!

MG ZT 4.6 V8 260 SE 4dr (Review date: 4th September '12)

4

Nobody expects the engine! Had the car a year now and still get stopped in the street and in car parks to get asked about it.

My daily driver. I find it ample for my needs, fast, comfy, plenty of boot space, very pleasing to drive.

Good

Ride and handling are excellent, the car doesn't feel heavy on the move, and only belies the weight under tight cornering. Suspension is firm, but not overly so. Being RWD the car certainly has character, and can be frisky if you need it to be. The car has an LSD, it isn't super-tight as the engine is so torquey, but it is reassuring to have.

The seats are comfortable and supportive, drove non stop from Scotland to Walesand got out without a single ache or pain. Interior feels pretty solid after 8 years and the miles I've done. Road and wind noise not overly obtrusive, mostly muffled by the engine!

The car easily takes 4 adults and luggage in comfort.

That engine! It has plenty of grunt and a dirty, delicious note that always brings a grin from inside and outside the car, even on standard exhausts. The engine makes for effortless progress through the gears, plenty of torque.

The BMW stereo and sat nav are good, up-to-date map DVDs are easily obtainable. Parking sensors also work very well.

Most of the bodywork is identical to a regular ZT, same with the interior, so replacement parts aren't hard to find.

On the whole, the cars are proving to be quite reliable if serviced regularly, oil every 5000 miles, service every 10,000.

You are unlikely to see another, only around 800 V8 chassis were made.

Bad

Known niggles of airbag light, rubbish handbrake, and cruise control sensors. Some rattles in the interior noticeable, but car is 8 years old, so I would expect this.

Heater divert valve will fail, standard replacement will also fail, get an MG club replacement and your climate control will work perfectly.

It is thirsty! My average commute gives 20mpg, long runs around 25mpg if you're steady. My usual tank is 260 ish, long runs around 330 miles.

These are rare, so finding a garage that will take on some of the servicing work may be difficult.

Overall

Great driving, looking and sounding car that delivers the unexpected. Truly a Wolf in sheep's clothing.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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leplanol

V8 ZT - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing!

MG ZT 4.6 V8 260 SE 4dr (Review date: 2nd September '12)

4.5

Wow.......what a great car. I needed a daily driver to commute to the shops & leave at the Airport for regular holiday home trips abroad & didn't want to use the Porsche (I'm not really a dill but just love cars). Looked for something a bit different that'll become a future classic & came across the ZT260. Initially, it ooks like a boring Rover 75 but MG has put the Bentley touch inside - everything's electric and leather with every conceivable luxury extra you could ever ask for. It rides quietly, never a squeak, nor a roll with it's stiffened suspension but it's not hard even with 18" wheels......and that Mustang V8 is so torquey, I can amble along at 50 or 60mph and it's only ticking over at 1000-1500 rpms, so I don't find it so terribly bad fuel wise, maybe 25-30mpg until you put your foot down! All in all, I'd recommend this car to anyone who wants an occasional runner, maybe a weekender which I guarantee will create smiles amongst the rev heads who notice it and will become a future classic - these will be sought after but in the meantime, just enjoy the luxury & the power with heaps of parts available new or second hand at dozens of specialist MG centres.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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brek01

MG ZT V6

MG ZT 2.5 160 + 4dr (Review date: 26th June '12)

4.5

Bought it on an impulse buy remembering all the positive motor press reviews when launched. No services docs were available but seeing as it worked it wasn't an issue. Issues? couple of niggly things that probably prompted the previous owner to get rid, needed a replacement clutch master cylinder which I did myself with a second hand unit for £20 and needed a new power vis motor again fitted myself for £45 and a new lower engine mount bush new for £25, now a garage would have quoted more than the car was worth to do those jobs. Since the replacement parts fitted car has run perfect with no reliability worries at all. I remember at the time they were current really wanting one but had doubts due to the negative press image they had. Really wish I bought one now as could have had and extra years of fun instead on the drab dubs and beemers I drove instead.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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