2004 MG ZS 180 2.5 V6 from UK and Ireland
Dated Average Performance Lemon
Engine coolant leak within the first month of ownership, followed by warping brake discs, cuts out in traffic and then fails to START!!!
Purchased this car after falling for the overrated HYPE!
Previously owned a Xsara VTS, which I owned for a good few years (quite quick & no problems with it), but traded it in for the MG ZS 180 thinking I was buying a REAL hot hatch.
I was Very Dissapointed to find that performance wise there was nothing between the two cars! Don't get me wrong, the car isn't slow, its just that it isn't that quick either.
Fuel consumption was a nightmare, especially when giving plenty of throttle, I wouldn't have minded this as long as the performance outweighed the high fuel bills! (BUT IT Didn't)
Eventually replaced the car with a SEAT LEON CUPRA, its better built faster and Has better fuel consumption.
The ZS180 is more of a warm hatch being similar in performance to the xsara vts.
0-60 mph took about 8sec on average, which didn't impress me much!
Average car/Average pace = No Hot Hatch!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th November, 2005
Sorry guys, but if you can only managed 0-60 in 8s then there was either something wrong with the car or your driving ability.
You just had a bad car with the reliability issue. Nothing major has gone wrong so far with mine. The ZS180 is faster than the current Ford Mondeo ST220 and Leon Cupra, but not the CupraR.