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Discussion in 'Motors' started by Rwac, 18 Jan 2006.

  1. Rwac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,511

    Location: Surrey

    Well obviously from the post made previously by myself not everyone is going to be a fan of this car - but it was a very nice price and a very nice car for that price, i enjoyed the test drive and its generally spot on so i bought it. I personally think its quite a nice car to have at 19 years old - especially after driving a Fiesta for 2 years :o

    Car in question:

    2002 (52 Plate September) MG ZS 120+ Steptronic Saloon
    43,000 Miles with a service at 42,500 by a former MG-Rover Dealer

    1.8 Litre Rover K-Series engine producing 115BHP
    Part Leather Sports Seats
    Aircon
    Electric windows, wing mirrors etc

    Nice Parts:

    Sports tuned suspension, brakes, steering and exhaust tailpipe (inrolled).

    Bad Parts:

    Very stiff suspension down village-style roads is unpleasant to say the least. Passengers havent got a steering-wheel to brace against = spritied journey for them.

    Here she is: (Apologies for over use of the Motion Blur)

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    Thanks for looking

    Adam
     
    Last edited: 18 Jan 2006
  2. D4VE

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Oct 2003

    Posts: 8,899

    Location: Hampshire, UK

    Nice. I like them in black with the 16" wheels, the 17" ones are a bit boy racer for my liking.

    Good car at 19! I had a 414SLi.
     
  3. Burnsy2023

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

    Posts: 36,513

    Location: Southampton, UK

    Some nice photography there. I'd prefer manual though.

    Burnsy
     
  4. ethos

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 May 2003

    Posts: 4,515

    Location: UK

    How much did it set you back?
     
  5. Rwac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,511

    Location: Surrey

    Thnx for replies.


    burnsy2023 - When looking i probably would have, but after driving the Steptronic, it has many options for me. I can lazy drive in Automatic Mode, i can have alot of fun in 'D-Sport' mode, or i can use electronic manual (Up/Downshift). I have also been informed by the MG Rover guys that its quite rare to have it in Anthracite Black and Steptronic which is quite nice.

    ethos - smidgems under £4,000.
     
  6. UKDTweak

    Soldato

    Joined: 2 Dec 2002

    Posts: 6,562

    Location: N.Ireland

    Very nice looking motor mate, look after it.

    My first car was a 19 year old Mini Clubman ...... Your doing well !
     
  7. Rwac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,511

    Location: Surrey

    Its my 2nd Car ;)
     
  8. Dr House

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,153

    Location: London / Prague

    enjoy the car,

    I thinkg the 17" straights are much nicer. BTW did it come with a leather steering wheel?
     
  9. Rwac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,511

    Location: Surrey

    Thanks Paras.

    The 17" 11 Spoke 04-05 MG ZS alloys don't fit my model (or so i have gathered). It did come with a leather steering wheel but i beleive it was an option - the standard one looks like an MG Metro steering wheel.
     
  10. Dr House

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,153

    Location: London / Prague


    Oh really, the ones form the MG ZR may fit?


    my old ZR had a plastic wheel which is why I asked.
     
  11. The Big T

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,461

    Location: Wakefield

    Awww its a grownup version of my car (i got a ZR in anthracite) :D

    My ZR has a leather stearing wheel, perhaps that comes with the + pack maybe?
     
  12. Rwac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,511

    Location: Surrey

    I am tempted to keep the current alloys, i think theyre big enuf and look quite nice.

    My money will most likely be spent on Induction, Exhaust, Brakes and Tyres. With the possible addition of the ZS 180 spoiler. Thanks for all replies.
     
  13. happytechie

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,601

    Location: Surrey

    nice car, I'm a big fan of the rover 75.

    115 bhp from the 1.8 K series lump is pathetic though. I presume it's the standard 1.8i head rather than the VVC head in which case you should be able to achieve decent gains relativly cheeply

    try here http://forums.mg-rover.org/forumdisplay.php?f=7 for advice

    didn't they do that car with a V6 as well? i guess that is the 180 version.

    HT
     
  14. Simon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,252

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Its just under 120. Sounds crap but the engine is very torquey and they do drive nicely. Engine is very light so the handling is very good too.

    Any of the MG ZS or ZR will fit straight on :)
     
  15. Morba

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    ive posted in here already - bloody forums!


    nice car, hope the normal k-series fault doesnt effect you. also hope that the box stays good, rover autos arent cheap to fix
     
  16. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 155,960

    A 115bhp Automatic Rover 400?

    Ah well, looks good though, so enjoy it :) Quite a new car for the cash, so good value there.
     
  17. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,342

    Location: On the road....

    Nice Price, Great photo's, terrible car, sorry.
     
  18. Rwac

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,511

    Location: Surrey

    TY for replies.

    It does seem like a low figure, but its an absolute riot to drive, and in sport mode the power just seems to be there constantly. As said above the handling is lovely, paired with the sports seats feels very strong.

    I would like to get it up to VVC figures, around 140BHP are they not? I did find links to companies that can do it, but have lost them now.

    I would have to consider whether it would be worth the money to try and get better figures out of it - or keep it for a few years and move up.
     
  19. Morba

    Caporegime

    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    remember that its an auto, it will lose more thro the transmission. also worth making sure whats the max power/torque your box can handle
     
  20. Muncher

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,169

    Location: Ipswich

    Nice can, enjoy it, looks good in black.