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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

    treasa magee , renfrewshire . Date: 17/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I love my MG, especially the way it handles corners. I think its fun to drive, however I do find it quite bumpy and a tad rattly. I think it has good looks and I've never had any maintenance problems that are worth mentioning.

    It's a bit of a guzzler compared to my previous peugeot 206. Its a shame the company folded :-(

  • 1.4 16v 105 + 5dr

    Matthew Edwards Date: 24/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car 4 months ago and have enjoyed it alot since purchasing it. It's quick for a small hatchback and it's not too overstyled.

    I was impressed with the spec of the car. It comes with air con, half leather seats electric mirrors and front windows as standard which, normally, you would have to pay alot more for the upgraded specs on a small hatchback.

    Petrol consumption could be better,it's a bit thirsty in the town, a claimed 31mpg which is pretty poor considering the size of the car. I use the car to travel around 800 miles + a month and travel for around 3hrs at a time and not once have I found the seats uncomfortable. However, they are moulded sports seats so larger or taller people may find them uncomfortable.

    I'm very pleased with the car, no major problems apart from a slight sticking of the driver's side when the doors are locked with the remote alarm. The security could be a bit better, with the alarm not really making much difference.

    It's not the cheapest hatchback in the world to insure, due to the styling, (it attracts a group 8 rating at least) and the petrol consumption could be better but it's cheap for a 2 year old car and has more extras than most standard hatchbacks so I can't fault it. I've had no servicing to carry out as yet so I can't comment on the full running costs but it's a nice car to drive.

  • 1.8 160 VVC 5dr

    Alan Paul Jenkins , cheshire . Date: 08/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my ZR 160 since new three years ago,and previously owned a 105 plus model,i still think the styling doesnt look old fashioned despite the years it was in production !,and although i feel the build quality not the best in its class,loose trim issues and interior rattles,the car has had no reliability issues and the performance and roadholding is very good. 17k miles on the clock and only cost except for servicing has been a new set of front tyres just purchased. I will keep the car and have no plans to sell it,and would recommend the model to anyone who is looking for a hothatch at a reasonable price...

  • 1.4 16v 105 3dr

    stephen Clarke , South Yorkshire . Date: 03/03/2005
    • 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

    My car

    I've now driven the original and the post-face-lift 105 models.

    What a difference - the new car is much improved. No rattles, better gearchange, more feedback from the steering and the brakes feel more progressive. It's just as much fun and handles very well.

    I will buy one as soon as I can get the deal I want.

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