Written on: 26/06/2012 by Harvhoop2k7
I've had my ZR for 4 months now and since owning it I haven't driven it a day when it hasn't been broken.... seriously. When I bought it it was F@£&)d , I've replaced HG , had the pistons out for some new seals, new temp sensor , MAP sensor, timing changed, new ht leads, spark plugs , had new oil twice , new coolant twice, new oil filter twice and have had redex through the engine. Basically is cuts out when cold but when warm it's perfectly fine, three separate mechanics don't know what the hell is wrong with it. All these problems make it possibly THE most unreliable 1.4 I know of, but once my car is warm I absolutely love her !!!
The ZR is amazing for a 1.4 and as many people have said it is the fastest 1.4 that you can buy for a cheap price tag and relatively good insurance as it is my scond car with 1 years no claims. Round the corners it is an absolute peach and it will destroy any chavy boy racer is their 106's and their saxos easily. If you wanted to get one I would just say that be ready to spend a lot of time money and effort fixing it when it enevitably goes wrong. As its not just the engine thats poor it's also the build quality , inside it feels as if MG had gone to morrisons bought some superglue then gone and got some plastic strips from b&q and fixed them together. But at least due to this the car is very light which adds to the performance.
In summary; get one if you don't mind an unrealiable car and have a few quid in the bank beacuase it's one hell of a car when it's working fine :D ,
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