2002 MG ZR Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2002 MG ZR Plus 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired600 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles
Previous carVolvo S40

Summary:

A good fun car to drive, and I mean drive

Faults:

So far no real issues to report, the boot light did not work, but fixed in 2 minutes when it was realised the light had not been connected!

General Comments:

Coming from a serious "business type" car, this one is fun to drive.. a little dated on the styling, but FUN!!

The seats "hug" you, but seriously, you do not move in them... not for the "thinly" challenged I would suggest, nevertheless... comfortable.

The radio, from a reputable manufacturer, is poor, hard to see at night, difficult to navigate, and whilst the quality is good the "usability is poor".

The dealer really could not care less.. very disappointing!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th January, 2003

2002 MG ZR Plus 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 400

Summary:

Get out your baseball cap and start cruising

Faults:

Nothing yet.

Not a huge car, don't buy one if you have more than one kid!!

General Comments:

Certainly more fun than you can shake a stick at. The engine loves to rev high and this is where the 105BHP is hiding.

At 60 MPH the rpm sits just above 2600 giving a good fuel economy (if that's what you want). The bucket type seats are really comfortable, but you need a rocket science degree to operate the radio which is the cars biggest let down. Throw the car into a corner or a roundabout and you find out what those big wheels really mean, it won't budge.

Interior trimming is a little disappointing where the dash is concerned, but if you buy the ZR Plus you get a superb leather steering wheel and gear knob. The control stalks are the same as the 1985 Rover 213 that I once owned, granted they work OK, but it is the 21st century isn't it??

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th February, 2002

24th May 2002, 06:45

I also own a MG ZR +105 and think it is a great car.

26th Jun 2002, 09:11

My ZR Sun Roof is noisy when it is closed. Has anybody got any ideas please.

5th Dec 2002, 08:34

I have just recently purchased a new ZR 105 in red. I love this car, despite all its wee design faults you only have to drive it and all is forgiven. It turns heads and even the 105 passes a good turn of speed on the motorways. If I had one main complaint it would be those tacky column stalks which are lifted out of a 1985 Honda! but apart from that - lets get driving.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 15 reviews