Used MG Rover ZT Saloon 2001 - 2005 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

2001 - 2005 review
MG Rover ZT Saloon (01 - 05)
  • MG Rover ZT Saloon (01 - 05)
  • MG Rover ZT Saloon (01 - 05)
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Which used MG ZT saloon should I buy?

Your best bet by far is the turbocharged 1.8-litre petrol engine. Its 0-60mph time of 8.5 seconds isn't too far behind the bigger 2.5-litre V6 engine, but you'll travel an extra nine miles on every gallon of petrol.

The entry-level 1.8 is even more frugal, but it isn't really fast enough to live up to the ZT's sports saloon billing. The same goes for both the 2.0-litre diesel engines.

At the other end of the scale, the V8 is a bit over the top. It's very quick, but 21.5mpg economy makes it very pricey to run, although, as V8s go, though, this one is extremely cheap to buy.

There are two trim levels for our favourite engine: ZT and ZT+. The standard car is well kitted out, with remote central locking, air-con, alloys, electric front windows, a sunroof and a CD player. You can get a ZT+ for a little bit more, which adds climate control, electric rear windows and a CD changer.

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