2005 MG ZT Reviews

2005 MG ZT CDTI + 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carFord Cougar

Summary:

Diesel motoring's best kept secret for a sporting saloon - a smart, stylish choice for individuals

Faults:

Two headlight and one rear brake bulb have needed replacing. Nothing else of note.

General Comments:

Being a petrol, or rather a diesel head, I had thoroughly researched the market for an affordable, high quality sports saloon with decent economy. The ZT fitted the bill, and the fact it is such a good looking car as well as the BMW engine and suspension was the clincher - along with the price.

It has not disappointed one jot in the two years I have owned it. I have had all sorts of makes and types of car, Audi Coupe, Ford Scorpio, Honda Prelude, Toyota MR2, VW Passat TDI, VW Golf Mk2 16v, Mazda MPV Diesel Turbo - the list goes on. But the diesel ZT has been the best and my favourite car by a country mile. Very economical, pin sharp handling, good mid range and overtaking speed, brilliant at both motorway cruising and also for slinging round the back roads of Yorkshire, top build quality (proper thuds and clunks with the door, boot etc); and it looks fantastic every time I go out to drive it.

It's only now I am forced to sell it due to a company car that I really realise how truly attached I have got to this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2009

2005 MG ZT 260 4.6 litre V8 from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.6 litre V8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous carMG ZT

Summary:

So much fun to drive, and always brings a smile to your face

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Excellent handling, superb grip and easy to drive near the limit.

Seats as good as a SAAB, and that is a compliment.

Fast without being startling, but has loads of grunt.

Brakes are top notch, positive and fade free even after heavy use.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2009

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews