2003 MG ZT-T + pack 2.5 V6


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

22nd Jan 2017, 07:43

I totally agree. After owning a ZT-T, I went on to buy a ZT 180 Sports Auto, which is even more fun. I'm sold on the model, and like you I will be repairing/upgrading/maintaining rather than selling.