A fantastic machine, not a box with movement, but a real machine. The roadholding of the 190 is superb, it takes a while to learn its limits, I haven't found them yet after one year. No body roll, no tyre squeal, no suspension steer, has MG got the perfect design? I think so.
I have a BRG coloured car, it looks right, it looks like an MG should, I have the rear spoiler, not for effect but to resolve its only problem, seeing the back when reversing!
With green leather sports seats and subdued grey dash the interior is great. I steered clear of that garish Rover woodwork and cream. All my family love the car, it pulls my caravan as if it's not there. I get around 28mpg normally, 32 is the best from a long motorway jaunt, but hey, I get 25mpg pulling one ton of caravan and carrying four people.
My old Rover 600, never could do that. It loved that car also, and only changed to get the V6 engine, but what a great decision.
I've had BMWs, Capris and a Discovery, but this MG is the best car I've had.
I'm considering my next car for 2006 and the 260 is in my head. As long as it sounds like the 190!
Why do some car reviewers always slate the ZT? They can have any car they want at no cost, but the ZT gives the ordinary bloke or girl a real sports car better than the German offerings and a lower price.
Keep going MG, let the Chinese benefit from your technology. But keep the cars rolling off the line.
I've owned this car for two years and not suffered a single squeak, rattle or fault of any kind.
The car is a delight to drive, whether pottering about town or thrashing down a country lane.
Running costs have been OK. My tyres have lasted 20,000miles, although the 225/45/18's are quite expensive. Fuel economy is acceptable when driving 'normally'. (Around 30miles/gal).
I thought about changing it, but couldn't decide on anything at a comparable price which would give me as much fun.
I had an MG ZT 190 for two years. It was a fantastic car to drive. Handling and performance were excellent - a real driver's car - and good looks if you pick a decent colour and nice rear spoiler.
Running costs were high. Drive it fast and get under 20mpg. Mine also ate front tyres at an alarming rate - less than 6000 miles! However, the handling, performance and the great-sounding V6 made up for the cost.
After 23 months from new it broke down. It was in the garage for nearly two weeks. A faulty fuel pump was blamed but it took them nearly two weeks to get one as they were in such demand!
It was fixed under warranty but it left a bad taste and I traded it in shortly after this.
I am on the whole very pleased with my ZT, the BMW-based 2.0-litre diesel engine is quiet but delivers ample power for the job, but I have had various problems with it
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