2003 MG ZR 160 1.8 VVC from UK and Ireland
We hate this car, glad Rover have gone under. They deserve it. Hope the dealer goes too
Heater Matrix leak.
Power steering hose split.
Loose starter motor connection.
Door wiring corrosion.
Front seat leather comes unclipped regularly.
Air in brakes from new, rectified ourselves.
Poor quality brake pads, replaced with alternative.
Front seat tilt forward cable broke.
Poor quality brake pads.
Currently two engine management faults.
Air conditioning has just failed.
This car is appalling. Never buy one. They are made of poor quality components with poor build quality.
Dealer service and quality of workmanship has been appalling. Whilst fixing some faults more were often created by damage caused during repair by dealer.
Technical support form MG-Rover has been useless.
The engine was a good point, noisy when cold though, until faults developed 6-8 months ago and are still not rectified.
Brakes always had air in, dealer denied. Blatantly obvious when driven. Bled them myself. Brakes much better, but still poor so have changed to EBC pads. Superb now. Original pads very poor quality.
Dealer had several go's at alarm/door locks and engine management faults and failed miserably. Engine now being done by local dyno/diagnostic company at my cost. Damage caused to door trim and lock housing is a joke, ordering new parts myself to fit myself.
Seat catch cable broke. When replaced, dealer ripped both, yes both, seat covers and failed to correctly fit the new cable.
We have wanted to sell this car since December, but couldnt due to faults. Now Rover have gone under and we have lost balance of warranty for what it was worth. Will sort this rubbish motor ourselves now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th April, 2005
Couldn't agree more. Appalling car.
- seat tilt cables (both) snapped within weeks
- offside electric window motor broken - have to drag window up by hand
- nearside door latch broken
- electrics inside car not functioning
- trim/build quality worst I have ever come across.
I too am relieved that rover have gone under - at least no one else will have these problems.. in future I will buy Japanese!