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... (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2012
bought my mg zr 2 and a half years ago and what a.mistake. ive had 2 fuel pumps. exhaust fixed in three places. new head gasket, twin cambelt, water pump. the passenger doors deadlock kicked in.and couldnt open it. needed to be smashed open from the inside. patch ip job coz now the door.can only be unlocked from the inside, but enough to pass the mot. also wire got frayed in the boot which broke the fob that needed resyncing. the driver seat comes loose. often replace headlights. there... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2011
What a great car, owned mine for a while now, not a single problem, hasnt missed a beat. I'v heard all about the head gaskets, no such problem. Although when i first bought it i did replace it with a performance one, and its done me good, more peace of mind than anything else. I regularly service it, fresh oil and filter every 3 months just to keep it all fresh.
To drive though, what a joy, brilliant handeling and very quick off the lights, good to modify to, the stainless steel exhaust on... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2010
Since owing this car I have had to have the gear box, head gasket, drivers side window mechanisum (not sure if i spelt it right)done, it has cost me loads. Now there is a water leak under the bonnet ( patch on ground with water) and I dont know what it can be (water pump maybe)?, had to fill water up the other day after i had checked it last week and it was fine....any ideas would be greatly appreciated?????????? (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2010
I have had my mg since september 2008, i bought it when i was lerning to drive and i have to say, the more i drove it the more i fell in love with it. i passed my test using my car because i enjoyed driving it more than my instructors honda civic ( dont ask why) lol. now i use it as a daily driver and even though its done 57k it drives like new, no major faults to report but my one issue with it is that i have a subwoofer and sometimes the trim rattles about due to the vibrations but other... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2009
I love my MG ZR 105!
Ive had it 2 months now and it is my first car. I think that it looks brilliant and although it is based on the old rover 25, i think that MG have done a smashing job at beefing up the old girl into a sports car.
I mean god knows how they managed it with a socket set and a gift voucher from halfords, but MG made one hell of a hot hatch!
Performence wise i think that its 0 - 60 time is respectable, as you can leave a lot of boy racers in tuned up saxos for dust at the... (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2009 by shane stones (1 review written)
only had the car a couple of weeks,did a lot of looking before getting the right one ! 2005 55 with only 10799 miles in silver its the zr 1.4 trophy se.first impressions ? brilliant !! every thing works, in side the car like new , yes i did some checking ref all the reported problems (head gasket, electrics ect)wanted one of these cars for many yrs and must say well worth the wait. had quite a few cars in my time xr2,xr3i ect but must say this thing makes me smile ! looks brilliant drives... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2009
has any 1 heard of its gaskets prob and tendness too kill itself its nice and small but i reget buying it its not 1 percent reliable (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2009
I had a chance to buy on 02 plated astra. I wish I'd grabbed it!! So far on top of normal servicing, I've had the head gasket pack up and now the battery's gone! Not the most reliable. I wouldn't recommend one to anyone and certainly won't buy one in the future!! However I must admit the engine is very lively for a 1.4. I wish I'd known about the head gasket weakness before I'd bought it. Ok for show but that's all. (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2009
I got a MG 1.4 ZR+ 1 facelift in grey and it's so sexy haha and must say like most 1.4?? feels abit quicker am i right?.
Only thing i have hated with this car is the doors very cheap parts as i have had both front windows stop working and cost me 250 each side and once i couldnt open my door from the inside cost nothing tho haha as they fitted a temp part to pass mot but still works a year later :). apart from that 2 tyres and a mid and back exhaust but that wear and tear to me. (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2009
Only had this MG ZR 1.4 105 for 1 month and by god its good, paid a good price for it and trust me they hold there money, great car (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2009 by smiffy23bolton
the MG ZR 105 is the fastest 1.4 out there, yea they have problems but thats a small price to pay for all that fun, my mate has a 1.8i vectra and i left him for dust, FANTASTIC CAR!!! (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2009
The MG ZR 1.4 105 is a very good car to have, drives well , looks great , very quick for 1.4, nippy and a very smart car. only downside is tyres seem to wear out quickly. (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2008 by littleman1197
The 2004 MG ZR model has excellent handling probably the nippiest 1.4 on the road had mine now for 3 yrs all I have bought are 2 tyres very reliable wouldn't change it for anything else great car.
I have not come across any car that comes up to the standard mine is all round BRILLIANCE. (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2008 by chall90
I have a 54 reg and had it since new I do about 100miles a day in my 1.4 and I have no problems from its only thing I have had 2 spend on it was new tyres which wear out fast never had head gasket problems, and great at going around corners. (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2008 by throb1
I think this car is more of a toy than a everyday type car.
It's reasonably quick and sticks to the road very well and the MPG isn't too bad.
Then reality kicks in! The stiffend suspension will wear your pelvis out on long jounrney's. The 1.4 16v engine has a weak headgasket. I've done about 50,000 miles now in mine and it's showing signs of the headgasket going but I hear a lot of them go at 20,000-30,000.
The interior is decent enough pretty straight forward everything is wear it... (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2008
I have owned a MG ZR 105 1.4i for just over a year and spent over £300 on repairs its realy not the best for Reliability but the drive moore than makes up for that. TO SUM YOU LITERALLY GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2008
Good reliable car except for the head gasket which is a common problem. (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2008 by jameshaworth
Excellent handleling and performance. The handeling is excellent, and the performance in high revs is great. (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2008
The car is by far my favourite car so far. And I € ve had Focus 22.214.171.124tdi Peugeot and a Seat Ibiza 1.9tdi.So I € d definitely suggest getting one especially if you love the lanes. (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2007 by jonomgzr
Its a good drivers or posers car. If you just want a car that's reliable, comfortable or practical, there's a lot that do it better but if you want a car that has brilliant handling and puts a very big smile on your face when you push your luck there aren't many better. Would you expect anything more from a glorified Rover 25? (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2006 by The Farmer (46 reviews written)
As above nice car shame what happened to them. If you see an MG ZR in a local dealership then test drive one (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2006 by jonk86
My MG ZR 1.4 105 has lots of problems for a 2 year old car with only 30k miles on the clock. A nice looking car, nippy but lacks real speed for looks.
Not reliable at all. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2006 by leeleebeckett
If you get a chance to buy the MG ZR 1.4 105 facelift model brand new or 1 owner for a reasonable price then you should do it. If you are like me then the car just speaks for itself they are amazing to look at and drive. You can drop the prices at dealerships to about £7995-8995 depending on the extras on the car. Parts are still readily accessable and cheap to replace parts, there is no problem with getting parts through the internet or a dealer. (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2006 by mrchris (3 reviews written)
Me: "So you you're saying there's absolutely no way you can get a bonnet landing panel and new bonnet/struts for repair?"
MG Parts dealer: "Nope. There's a massive backlog and no production date forecast."
Me: "Then I guess my car's a write-off then if I can't get the parts."
(Repeat with pretty much every MG Rover Parts dealer in the country.)
This was the end of what I can only describe as a love affair with the MG ZR. Just before Christmas 2005 an idiot pulled out in front of me with... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2005 by Dynamo
The first thing that surprised me about the MG ZR was the amount of total strangers who have come up to me and complimented me on my car. Beautiful and gorgeous are some of the many words they've used to describe what they think of it. I've heard bad reports about ZR's build quality being a bit naff, but I've had no such problems with mine. No rattles or squeaks anywhere even after having done 13+k miles. I'd also been told that the engines are prone losing their oil a bit but oil changes... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2005 by adam12345
I bought my 51 plate red MG ZR sports car last month and i'm really chuffed with it, I had one before about 2 years ago and these cars are excellent, very reliable on the mechanics side.
They just have a few trim problems like door handles parting company, but parts are cheap, these problems have probably been cleared up on the revised ZR. (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2004 by Swadling
I bought my MG ZR 105 Sports Car in January 04, although it's a 51 plate. Love at first sight but on accelerating there's a terrible vibration & the reverse gear clonks in and out. Bought for 7 grand valued now at £5,500! All the general car dealers are talking about the depreciation. So don't buy one unless your keeping it forever and ever.Interior is boring and basic (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2004 by mgowner (1 review written)
The doors on my MG ZR rattle and clonk
reverse gear is a nightmare
water leaks in to car
local dealer cant sort
had rear window replaced under warranty, window now sits 4mm above the level of tail gate.
Car has been in to dealer 3 times in four weeks to get problems sorted.
Will stick with my old mg bgt in future, less problems with that. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2004 by stew750 (3 reviews written)
Since having the MG ZR+105 Sports car only 2 wks it`s difficult to give an exact review. This is based on more or less first impressions. I saw the ZR on the forecourt, love at first sight, the colour, 17`s, body kit, interior etc. Had a test drive, agile, had the handling of a go-kart. I`ve upgraded the audio system with head unit but on the look out for good speakers as standard just do the job. Minor problems include clock bulb gone, passenger window leaving a gap when closed. All to be... (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2003 by mathias.
I have a ZR105 With pretty much all the extras, 17s, bodykit, AC, FOG Lights, all that kind of stuff its silver and i recently started modifications. I got a powerflow exhaust with sounds great, I have a KNN induction kit, this i really recommend, the exhaust makes it look soo much better and sounds excellent, I am thinking of getting it chipped, other than that i don't really have any plans of other mods, any suggestions and if so please let me know. The car has driven great however few... (read more)
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