MG ZT-T Review from Australia and New Zealand

2003 MG ZT-T + pack 2.5 V6

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired248000 kilometres
Most recent distance252000 kilometres
Previous carToyota MR2


Bliss on a stick



General Comments:

I have wanted one of these since they first came out, & was gutted when MGR went bust. So I waited & waited for the price to drop to a reasonable level. I was going to wait another 18 months until the house was paid off, then buy one of these or a Rover P6B. But then this came up... high km's, but completely straight with a full service history.

My previous Rover experience was with a 1982 SD1 3500SE, which was always broken, & as I was young, so were my finances. The ZT-T has been a revelation. Everything works like a new car, with no hint of anything going to break. Nor a single squeak or rattle. So I can concentrate on updating any small bits like HT leads, radiator cap & other age related things, just to be safe.

The car is so very smooth & has huge road presence. You feel like a king in this wonderful, cosseting car. Acceleration isn't amazing, but it boogies in the mid range & the handling is superb. This is about intelligent driving rather than the 'more powerrrr' thing that is sadly so common, & point to point, the ZT-T is a very good thing!

Build quality is also great & the ambiance is just stunning. I don't care if in a few years The Guv'nor needs a new engine or transmission. This has been a dream car, & a Bentley couldn't prise me away.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2012

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review