24th Nov 2001, 11:02
The Citroen ZX has a better reputation than the Rover in the UK for handling and ride just not build quality.
27th Nov 2001, 06:15
My reasons for writing this review are to show how short sighted people are. The British automotive product is constantly slated, abused, ridiculed but for no good reason, yes a few dodgy cars in the 70's and they have never really recovered, what makes me sick is the fact that people criticise what they do not know.
I feel I am in a good position to criticise as I have had to experience the many servicing joys on the Citroen ZX, which I have maintained since purchase, and his previous vehicle, a Renault 11. Both these flimsy vehicles are constantly having issues, whereas the supposedly crap Rover 800 series and Jaguar XJ40 that I also own, have had no problems. I also own an 820 Turbo with the Rover engine, and guess what, no problems. So I rest my case... one or two problems on a Rover make big headline news, people think they're crap, but, Citroen, BMW, Mercedes can have a whole host of recalls and it'll never make the news.
During its life the Rover 800 series had 5, yes 5 recalls, the 1991 - 1999 BMW 3 series had 20, and the Citroen ZX had a fair few as well, but those 5 the Rover had, all minor trim issues, made motoring headlines... oohh no the electric windows don't work, Rover build quality is still shoddy, I say NO IT'S NOT! what makes me sick to the stomach is people criticising the British car product with no knowledge, or ownership experience of the vehicles they are criticising.
I have posted this experience on here because, yes, I may have got a particularly bad ZX, but suffice to say, I would never ever buy another, for cost of ownership, the XJ40 and 827 are working out cheaper added together!
My Mansions worth.
17th Jan 2002, 05:01
I have a ZX and think it is the best car ever made. Ignore all the comments above, they were unlucky.
I am just about to buy another one.
26th Jan 2002, 18:21
Good luck with your new ZX purchase, I wrote the main review, and it seems from other ZX owners I have spoken with, my step fathers experiences are not un-common, avoid like the Plague IMHO. Still, each to their own and all that.
10th Oct 2004, 13:50
Sorry, I have to agree with the writer of this report. Until a few years ago the only car I would buy was a Honda, however I made the big mistake I changed my amazingly reliable Honda for a amazingly unreliable Z X. Even though it was service every 6000 miles it just kept breaking down. 1 gear box, 4 brake calipers, 1 head gasket, 1 heater matrix and 3 clutches later I've finaly cut my losses a brought... yeah you guessed it a Rover!! And so far it absolutely fantastic! You just can't compare the 2!