Drive – Rover 75 and MG ZT Used Car Review

13 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Drive – Rover 75 and MG ZT Used Car Review

Rover 75/MG ZT

Make Rover 75 Series MY05 Year Badge Description Classic 4 Seats 5 Transmission Automatic Configuration Description V90 Gear Num 4 6 Build Country Origin UNITED KINGDOM ANCAPRating 4 Car Medium;Large Fuel Type Petrol – Unleaded ULP Description Front Wheel Warranty KM 100000

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Sometimes, as was the case with a brand continues a strong in the used-car market even the marque has dropped off new-car lists.

But much more is for the existing cars bearing the brand to slip quietly the waterline and out of the minds of buyers.

for instance, was the last time you about a Rover or MG?

Although they’re brands a rich tradition, their crash-and-burn antics of a few years ago they changed hands for and then disappeared has left the cars with identity

Yet for a small band of enthusiasts, remaining Rovers and MGs are a way into a modern car with the right

And they have a point orphan status notwithstanding, a bit to like about the mid-sized that were effectively the motor industry’s last

The Rover 75 and MG ZT were identical under the skin. Your comes down to whether you the restrained classiness of the 75’s or the MG’s sportier ambience.

To be given the exterior shape and of the car, the Rover works with its chrome strips and trim.


And part of that is neither car is especially sporty to But the basic shape is, when you at it closely, quite attractive attention to detail.

The lines the pulled-in rump and elegant speak of an older Britain the sun never set. It’s why the Rover is the one to buy.

Which is the because it’s no use calling a car if you aren’t going to evoke of that old-world charm.

that taut skin was a conventional take on the 1990s of a medium-sized platform.

The 75 and ZT were front-wheel-drive and used a V6 to provide ample, almost performance.

The 130 kW output was nothing to get too about and even though the peaked at 240 Nm (which was quite a bit for 2.5 it was delivered high in the rev range the engine needed to be whipped for maximum results.

But it was silky and revved like a turbine, so at progress was unruffled even you were pressing on.

Lower-spec of the Rover had a five-speed manual but be hard pressed to find one days.

That’s a bit of a shame it suited the engine’s characteristics well. That fact swing a few people back the MG version as it was more likely to the manual gearbox.

Meanwhile, most 75s used a automatic which was no cause for

Handling in either version was at giving a decent ride, it achieved provided the bumps too big.

While the spring and rates felt about the suspension was a bit short on travel, so you find the bump-stops on really roads or sudden potholes.

The too, is a bit … and lacks and could do with a bit more But it’s accurate enough in mind that even the MG is not a true performance car in any real of the term.

If this is starting to the 75/ZT twins sound a bit that’s not entirely the case.

While they lacked muscle, they’ll keep with most mid-sized cars, apart from the with bigger engines.

The could have been in some areas and the suspension more travel for local but they’re still worth a just for their subtle (if you like that sort of

And if sleek sedans are not for you, forget they were available as svelte station

Really, they’d be better and much better regarded had they come from a respected marque that been sold for loose



Prices are than $20,000 with throwing up lots of options. The high-miler will rear its at closer to $15,000 but that to us like pushing your even further. For reasons only to the motor trade, the MG is fetching quite a bit more, the Rover the bargain.

The competition

Most will at second-hand BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz and even Audi’s A4 but maybe time to cast the net a little There’s value in used and even other orphans as the Renault Laguna can be picked up if you keep your eyes Peugeot’s 406 is a likely contender and forget the Citroen C5.#160;

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