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MG ZT (2001 - 2005)

Last updated 27 November 2018

Decent ride and rewarding handling. ZT190 is quick while the V8-engined rear-drive 260 hugely entertaining. Proving reliable and now quite cheap. Excellent club back-up.
Odball spares can sometimes be tricky to source. V8 undeveloped.
Updated 1 May 2004

V8 introduced in saloon and estate forms with 256bhp 4.6-litre engine. 17-inch alloys, climate control, leather trim and heated seats are standard.

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While the Rover range has had a hard time over recent years, the one model that has stood out is the 75. It may look retro inside and out, but it’s good to drive and well put together. Despite Rover’s recent problems, the 75 makes an excellent used buy – not least of all because you can now get so much more for your money. Buy a Tourer and you get a stylish load carrier – find a ZT260 V8 and you’ll get a bargain Q-car that’s guaranteed to become a classic.

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