2001 MG ZT-T 160+ 2.5 V6 from UK and Ireland
The best car I have ever owned
The drain from the chamber where the ECU is housed got blocked (a common fault, I believe), but luckily I heard the water swooshing around when I went round a corner at low speed, and was able to take action.
Absolutely stunning car! It's an estate, yet it handles like a sports car. In fact the only criticism I have of it is the sometimes stiff ride, but again that's down to the sports suspension.
If only more people had actually given these cars a go, instead of letting Top Gear decide their opinions for them, then perhaps we wouldn't be looking at a Chinese owned car industry in this country.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th March, 2010
Just to update this, I eventually got rid of the car in February 2011, having done 96,000 miles, as the cost of fuel commuting to work and back was just getting mad. But I still stand by my opinion that this was the best car that I've ever owned.
I replaced it with a Rover 75 diesel tourer, and whilst it's basically the same car, I still miss my old one. It felt like a beast when you were driving it, I could easily outpace boy racers if they fancied their chances, and I just miss the throaty roar of the engine, and well as the squat, muscular looks.
An absolutely stunning car, and, yes, I'm still seething at the way the last British owned volume car maker was bludgeoned to death.