MG ZT 135+ CDTI
Added: 9th of February 2017
Currently they are one of the most underrated car in the UK (09/02/2017), this is actually of great benefit because like me you can pick one up for around £700 that has been cherished by its previous owner despite being the sportier model derived from the Rover 75. So in all seriousness for that money how can you rate a car as good as this for such little buying cost as anything but as good as it gets, so don't compare this against a similar BMW's from around 2004 which at there price you can afford a ZT and insurance and road tax with some money left over for a second rate holiday in Spain. In serious terms the ZT is a stiffer car then the Rover 75 as its the sports version, however even with wide tires there ride quality and comfort is of exceptional quality so long as your not use to the Bentley and Rolls Royce market. The performance from the Diesel ZT can only be rated as exceptional considering its cost, and for those looking for a bit more power there is a MAP upgrade taking the power output up to 160 BHP with no noticeable change to the vehicles economy which is impressive given its originally rated at 130 BHP. In terms of aesthetics the car looks very good for what it is, and to be honest I would not complain if I paid its new price, so at £700 currently its a steal. And you can have the pick of the market between the MK1 and MK2 front bumper, the MK1 in some ways does not look as good but there is less cost cutting in there manufacture where as the MK2 looks better but has some cut backs such as reduced quality of material used in the front grill. In terms of space and practicality the saloon boot is huge despite what the expert car reviewers say, but there are many estates available too which have there own charm against a saloon. In terms of practicality its as good as any "Premier German Car Brand" door bins, floor mats, wipe clean leather, believe it or not power steering just like a "Premier German Car Brand" and electric wing mirrors which are great. So basically my point is that if you get in an estate car and think its rubbish because you cant maneuver then your stupid, funnily enough the ZT gets branded as this sometimes. Its reliability is very good if its looked after, people think cars are rubbish if they don't do 150,000 miles without fault. Well in simple terms components wear out or fail, but if people treated machinery with respect they last longer. However in all seriousness this car reliability is very good and for those who are only loyal to "Premier German Car Brands" the engine is actually a BMW M47 engine so even better for you!