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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    2 out of 5 stars

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35 reader reviews for MG Rover ZR Hatchback.
  • 1.4 16v 105 3dr

    kev swan Date: 09/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    This car will appeal to anyone that has pea-soup for a brain and THICK NHS glasses. Sure it looks good but so does beckham until he opens his mouth. Ok beckham can get a freekick in but thats the extent of his skills and I am afraid thats the same with this car. The quility is so cheap and no wonder those who own it put pumping stereos in it because if you listened to every rattle you would never drive it.

    After buying it you will wonder why

    so its a complete miss

  • 1.4 16v 105 + 3dr

    Paul Tomlinson Date: 19/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    I did a review on my ZR about 10 months ago, thought I'd do an update now I've had it a year. I still love this car it has character by the bucketful, OK it's cheap and cheerful motoring if you want super comfort and a car that's this much fun to drive you'll have to pay a lot more money out. No reliability problems and I've managed to cure the rattles. I recommend you look out the 105+ because it has all the electrics fitted. Because I'm in my 50's, I know, mid life crisis, the insurance is cheap, just renewed it and it cost £145 fully comp. Don't know about me having pea soup for a brain Kev Swan, it's probably you who has if you bought a car you hate so much, didn't you do your homework and have a road test before you bought it? the shortcomings of this car, mostly build quality, are well documented, if you can put up with them you'll love it. Sorry about this review being repeated, one I did it replaced my original one, which made some of it not make sense, when I altered it, it got posted as a new one, it could well be in 3 times now, go figure.

  • 1.4 16v 105 + 3dr

    adrian ziola , shropshire . Date: 02/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    well reading a few of these reviews there are good zr's & bad ones. unfortunatly i bought a bad one. i bought a 2002 mg zr 3dr in silver ive allways had a interst in these & when i bought 1 last night from auction for £890 with 60000 miles on clock n all receipts for work i was chuffed as ime 17 & my mates drive 106's,corsa's etc untill 2 miles down road i broke down in smoke! head gasket gone, badly all in the sump, air box & head! had to be towed home. been told its a expesive job & hard one too to be honest i dont have a clue what to do?? take it to garage? new engine? and paying £225 for 3 months insuance ime not the richest person so if any one could email me ade6009_4@hotmail.com with some info or advice ide be more than happy! figers cross eh! :D

  • 1.8 160 VVC 3dr

    Fiona Tranter Date: 25/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I absolutely LOVE this car. Even though I had to put low ratings for cabin and running cots this is because it is true but i LOVE the car it's looks (I own a Bronzey Orange colour one and it is amazing), its ability to move like muck off a shovel and it really turns heads. Unfortunately because of the running costs, £170 road tax a year , fuel runs down very quickly and high insurance I am having to trade my beloved car in for a boring run of the mill car and this for me will be a nightmare as this is the second ZR i have owned and loved them both and surprisingly did not have much mechanical problems with them at all. I would definitely buy one in the future if my finances looked up.

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