2002 MG ZT 190+ 2.6 petrol


A love hate relationship with this car


Engine over heating at 18000 kilometers. Engine required complete rebuild, water leaking between cylinder sleeve and block.

Front wheel bearing failure 20000 kilometers.

Engine mount failure 21000 kilometers.

Exhaust bracket failure 33000 kilometers.

Clutch failure and gearstick linkage broken at 44000 kilometers.

Fuel pump failed at 75000 kilometers.

Fuel filter blocked, repairer unable to find fault due to filter being inside tank.

General Comments:

Lovely car to drive, however it has spent more time in the repair shop than on the road. Very sad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th April, 2008

2002 MG ZT 180 2.5 V6


A fantastic looking car that has put fun back into my life

General Comments:

I just love this car.

I have always bought large rear wheel drive cars that had a focus on comfort, (older) Rover, Volvo, Mercedes and Jaguar's, so the front wheel drive MG with tight sports suspension was quite a change.

But the looks caught my eye and I had to have a test drive... it made me smile from ear to ear.

The MG has a heritage that you can still feel in the build quality and ride. It's British and I love that!

Enough power to give a thrill and a beautiful growl from the finely tuned exhaust, and the cornering, not one of my other cars could get around like this machine.

The MG ZT is quite rare in New Zealand, and people have stopped in their track to look at it.

Definitely turns heads.

I look forward to waking up in the morning... so I can get in and drive the MG for another day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2006

22nd Jan 2018, 22:39

Reviewers comments are absolutely-spot-on! The ZT Sports Auto is superb. Once behind the wheel, I never want to get out of it! Last of the true "drivers-cars" (Increasing in value too).