MG ZR 1.4 105 Reviews

Click here if this is your business
★★★★☆
4.1 / 5
65% of users recommend this
Click here if this is your business
  • Performance

  • Practicality

  • Reliability

  • Value For Money

? Ask our helpful community of experts about this product or company
MG ZR 1.4 105 - Ask a question now

Refine your search

Use the tools below to refine your search by only displaying reviews with a certain number of star ratings or to only show reviews from a certain time period. Eg click on '1 star' to just display the reviews we have which received a 1 star rating click or 'Within the last month' to display just reviews posted over the last month.

Latest Reviews

★★★★☆

“i loved it ”

Written on: 24/05/2014 by abEdwards454 (1 review written)

I had my first one for 3 years. And what went wrong in the first year water pump. Head gasket. Gear box. Engine mounting. Wheel bairing. Exhuast flexi.clutch. but u know what i miss that bloody thing it was a nice car to drive after all that work i had done on it it never let me down handles good in dry not so in wet.. under stears a little good fuel eco and loves country roads any one who tells you it will go faster than 115 is lying i pushed that thing and it wont do it . I crashed that so… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“just going to get one ”

Written on: 26/09/2012 by davig (1 review written)

just going to get one on Friday 53 reg £998 just had the HG done so how long do you think it will last… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★☆

“MG ZR ..... Pain in the ass, but I love her ! ”

Written on: 26/06/2012 by Harvhoop2k7 (1 review written)

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… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Tonykenb's Response to Harvhoop2k7's Review

Written on: 27/09/2012

Had the same 04 1.4 ZR for five years, apart from service ect she has been a dream car never not started! Now done close to 50.000 miles so thinking HG any time soon i suppose though! So can only say been well pleased!

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Ianclegg's Response to Harvhoop2k7's Review

Written on: 07/02/2013

Suggest you try the idol valve could be sticking had my zr for nearly a year now only prob I've had was a dodgy coil and leads found it to be very reliable and has never let me down up to now . And this car has had a lot to live upto my previous car was a rover 200 bubble shape I had that for 16 years never a days fault my nephew has my 200 now and he loves it

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review Read 2 Comments
★☆☆☆☆

“deary me..”

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 is… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Guest's Comment

Written on: 09/04/2012

u bought a crap car mines is fine (9 years later) and its an 03 plate (2 door). Its unfortunate you got a badly abused car to begin with. Dont blame MG, blame the previous owner/s.

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review Read 1 Comment
★★★★★

“What a great car, owned mine for a while now, not a...”

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 mine… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★☆

“Since owing this car I have had to have the gear box,...”

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 Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Guest's Comment

Written on: 18/09/2011

its a rover prob sorted

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review Read 1 Comment
★★★★★

“I have had my mg since september 2008, i bought it...”

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 than… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★☆

“I love my MG ZR 105! ”

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 Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★☆

“only had the car a couple of weeks,did a lot of...”

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 Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★☆☆

“has any 1 heard of its gaskets prob and tendness too...”

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 Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Caroline1971's Comment

Written on: 26/01/2013

Anyone i have encountered and mentioned I have an MGZR, immediately shakes their head n says"ooooh, head gaskets a problem". However ,although my HG did go in my last one- i know many people who have one / who've had one n never had a problem,. These people, i believe are better than I was at keeping up to oil / water checks and frequently change the oil filter. Apparently, this makes the MGZR a happy n reliable car :) unfortunately, my old one was written off by a racer overtaking around a corner, but I have a 5dr now and I would buy another if the one I have now goes> Strong, reliable car. :)

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review Read 1 Comment
★★☆☆☆

“I had a chance to buy on 02 plated astra. I wish I'd...”

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 Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“ ”

Written on: 08/10/2009



have had this mg zr 1.4 for three and a halve years holds the road well drives well comfortable seats good on long journeys,as said before tyers wear because of the width which are sports,engine is super,cant fault it… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★☆

“I got a MG 1.4 ZR+ 1 facelift in grey and it's so sexy...”

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 Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“Only had this MG ZR 1.4 105 for 1 month and by god its...”

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 Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“the MG ZR 105 is the fastest 1.4 out there, yea they...”

Written on: 15/07/2009 by smiffy23bolton (1 review written)

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 Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“The MG ZR 1.4 105 is a very good car to have, drives...”

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 Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“The 2004 MG ZR model has excellent handling probably...”

Written on: 22/12/2008 by littleman1197 (1 review written)

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 Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★★

“I have a 54 reg and had it since new I do about...”

Written on: 13/10/2008 by chall90 (1 review written)

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 Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★☆☆

“I think this car is more of a toy than a everyday type...”

Written on: 18/07/2008 by throb1 (1 review written)

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 should… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
★★★★☆

“I have owned a MG ZR 105 1.4i for just over a year and...”

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 Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
overview