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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 + 5dr

    david chant , west sussex . Date: 20/02/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The ZR may be based on a 10-year-old car but in terms of handling and fun who cares? Every time I go out for a drive it puts a smile on my face. I bought mine new and have done 3k miles already, had no problems. I would recommend this care to anyone who wants a fun drive for not a lot of money

  • 1.8 160 VVC 3dr

    Rob Smith , Leicestershire . Date: 05/02/2005
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The best bit of this model is the engine and suspension.

    The interior trim hasn't really improved since the Rover 200 range. Plastics are better but the fit is as poor.

    It can be noisy on long motorway trips but that's not really what this car is all about.

    The steering is excellent and acurate and you always now what the car is doing. That said, speed bumps are a really uncomfortable experience. You really do get a go-kart like feeling with the 160bhp model.

    The crash test rating is only 3-stars so avoid any big offs.

    I would buy a Mk5 Golf.

  • 1.4 16v 105 + 5dr

    jason roberts , mid glam . Date: 11/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The car had no power compared to what it looked like - a true sheep in wolf's clothing.

MG Rover ZR Hatchback

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