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Old 09-04-2007, 01:39   #1
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previous cars owned. any better than the zt?

just wondered what cars everyone has owned and how do they compare to the zt/75.
showing my age now, here goes, bikes first:
yamaha fsie dx
dunstall suzuki gt380
suzuki gt550
suzuki gt750 (x2)
dresda suzuki gt750
kawasaki kh250
bsa 650 road rocket
greeves 125
suzuki gs 850
suzuki gsxr 400rr
yamaha fz 750
yoshimura suzuki 1200 bandit
honda cr 125
husaberg 501
yamaha of troy yz 125 ( present bike )

cars:
cortina mk3 2000 gxl
alfasud 1.2 ti
toyota corolla
escort mk1 rs 2000
celica mk 2 2000gt twin cam
alfa gtv
lancia beta 2000 coupe
escort mk2 1.6 ghia
fiat 131 mirafiori
fiat 124 twincam
triumph 2.5 pi
triumph dolomite sprint
datsun 180b sss (x2)
capri 3000 gt (x3)
capri 3000 gxl
capri 3000 ghia
capri rs 3100
capri 2.8i (x2)
rover p6 3500s
cortina mk4
bmw 3.0 csi
jaguar xj6 series 3 manual
renault 18 ts ( i don't know why either !!! )
fiat tipo ( ditto)
sierra
rover 25 diesel
rover 820 si
rover 827 sli
rover 420 sli
mercedes c180
mondeo 2.5 ghia x
isuzi lotus bighorn 3.1
nissan r33 skyline 350 bhp
volvo s80
audi v6 quattro ( present car - for sale - cheap )
fiesta ( wifes car )
mg zt turbo ( present car )
and no doubt a few i've forgotten. standouts for me are the rs 3100 and i loved my jag. but my skyline was the best by far.


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Old 09-04-2007, 08:09   #2
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car I had before this was a 330d. Unfortunately that was almost in most ways slightly better than the ZT.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:21   #3
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Prev Cars :

VW Golf 2.0 TDI
MG ZS 180
Lotus Elise Mk2 111s
VW Golf GL 1.8
Lotus elise Mk 1 160 sport
Pug 205 TDI
XR3I
MG Metro
Nova SRI
Fiesta Mk1 950

Nothing to compare really. all smaller cars with a fifferant purpose to my current ZTT.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:45   #4
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Lambreta 150
Triumph 250 4 Stroke (Scooter)
Suzuki 50
VilliersAmbassador Twin (250 cc)
Trumph Tiger Cub (200cc)
Suzuki 600 GSX (I think)
Yamaha 750 Shaft Drive 3 cylinder
Kawasaki 600R
Loads of others but can't remember
Last Bike 5 years ago: Yamaha VMAX (Full Power 150BHP) - What an Animal

Looking to get a 1200cc Naked Suzuki Bandit

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Walsley 1500
Mini(s) (850 / 1000 - Put a 1100 engine in)
Mini Cooper s
Mini Van
Beetle 1200
Austin 1100
Austin Maxi(s) 1500 & 1750 (you could change the Clutch Plate in 1 Hour)
Austin Allegro(s) 1300 / 1500 & 1750ss
Austin 2200
Maestro 1300
Austin TC Marina (My first new Car)
Buick La Sabre Pillarless Sedan 3.5 Cubic Inch
MG Maestro
Montego 1600
MG Montego Turbo
Montego Diesel
Ford Escort Diesel
Ford Escort XR3i Cabrio 1.8
Ford Orion 1400
Ford Fiesta(s) to many to mention
Ford Mondeo 2Ltr
Ford Cougar 2.5 V6
Ford TDCi Fiesta
MG ZT CDTi + RRon
(Must Have Missed Out loads)

I have to say that this is the longest I have ever owned a car - I think that says loads...

My plan is that I will change it in another 2 years - #1-Chrysler Crossfire - If I keep working. #2-Some form of People Carrier. #3- Nissan Narvara or similar..

All depends if I keep working or take Early retirement (but will still carry on working for myself)




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Old 09-04-2007, 10:24   #5
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Rover 75 1.8 - Yeah just as good as my present car, but you cant have every thing!
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:39   #6
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I've been driving for about at least 8 years now.

Cars I've owned in order (ownership time)
Ranking with 1 being the best

'82 Nissan Birdblue (~1 year 6 months)
4
'96 Hyundia Lantra station wagon (~6 months.... opps)
3
'83 Ford Laser hatch (~2 years)
5
'97 Rover 400 (~3 years)
2
'01 Rover 75 (~1 year to present)
1

So... at this point in my life I've now owned Rovers longer than any other brands of cars put together. And long may Rover reign as I've no plans to update anytime soon..

Although I ranked my Birdblue #4, she was my first car & I loved her all the same.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:18   #7
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My tally, and no - nothing has matched up to my current MG ZT. It is a very special car - nothing comes close to matching the ambience, equipment levels etc.,

1988 - Peugeot 405 GL 1.9
1991 - Rover 214SLi 16v Catalyst
1994 - Ford Mondeo GLX 1.8 16v 4-Door
1997 - Ford Mondeo ST24 4-Door
1997 - Rover 214Si 16v 5-Door
1997 - Rover 216SLi 16v 5-Door
1998 - Rover 416SLi 16v Automatic 4-Door
1998 - Rover 620SLi 16v Automatic
1998 - Rover 820Si 16v Automatic 5-Door
1999 - Ford Puma 1.7 16V
2000 - Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.25 16V 3-Door
2000 - Rover 75 1.8 Club
2001 - Rover 75 1.8 Club SE Automatic
2001 - Rover 75 2.5 V6 Connoisseur
2001 - Rover 75 2.5 V6 Connoisseur Automatic
2001 - Rover 75 2.0 V6 Connoisseur Automatic
2001 - Rover 75 2.0 V6 Connoisseur SE Automatic
2002 - Rover 75 Tourer 2.0 CDT Club SE
2002 - Ford Focus ST170 3-Door
2002 - Ford Focus ST170 3-Door
2003 - Ford Focus ST170 5-Door
2004 - MG ZT 120
2004 - MG ZT CDTi + 135 Automatic
2006 - Honda Legend 3.5 V6 EX ADAS Automatic
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Old 09-04-2007, 19:09   #8
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Bikes first:

Yamaha FS1E
Honda h100s
Yamaha 600 Diversion
Yamaha 600 Fazer
Honda CBR1000
Honda ST1100 Pan European (Present bike)

Cars:

Ford Escort 1.3 mark 2
Austin Metro 1.0
Vauxhall Astra 1.2 mark 1
Fiat Regatta Auto (cannot remember engine size and don't want to remember)
Ford Sierra Sapphire 1.6
MG BGT - rubber bumper job in black that had been rebuilt
Rover 213s
BMW 318i
Ford Sierra Sapphire 1.8
Renault 5 (career change and little money, very basic but cheap to run)
Ford Orion Ghia 1.8i - nice car at the time
Vauxhall Astra 1.7d - first new car
Ford Escort 1.6si
Renault Scenic 1.6 auto
Vauxhall Astra GTE
Vauxhall Frontera 2.0 Sport
Audi A6 1.8t - really nice car and closest to the ZT
MG TF135 - brand new, kept this as well as the next 3 cars
Smart car - don't ask, saved parking the MG at the railway station
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8
Rover Streetwise 1.4
LandRover Freelander 1.8 - nice looking in dk green met and beige leather
Kia Sorento 2.5XE - brand new for towing caravan
MG ZT180 - I have enjoyed owning this car more than any other.
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Old 09-04-2007, 19:56   #9
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Bikes first

1988 yamaha FZR 1000
1989 suzuki RG 500
1991 Suzuki GSXR 1100L
1992 Suzuki GSXR 1100M
1994 Suzuki GSXR 1100WP
1997 Honda Fireblade RRV
2001 Suzuki TL1000SY
2003 Suzuki TL1000RX (current. To good to replace)

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1973 Triumpu Stag mk2 (owned for 7 years)
1983 Jaguar XJS V12 HE
1988 Sierra Cosworth (owned for 5 years. My favourite car)
1990 Sierra Cosworth
1992 Sierra Cosworth
1993 BMW 318iS Coupe
1996 BMW 328i Coupe
1999 Lexus is 200
2001 BMW 330Ci Coupe
2001 MG ZT 190
2002 MG ZS 180
2002 MG ZT 160+ 2.5 (Favourite MG)
2007 MG ZT 190+

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Old 10-04-2007, 09:03   #10
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Been driving for 47 years so too many cars to list. First was a 1937 Morris 8 bought for £15. Rarest was the 9th of 10 pre-production Sunbeam Tigers which I sold in c.1970 for £350 and is now owned by a farmer in Scotland and worth around £30,000.

Other notable cars were a 1967 Jaguar S-type (3.8 engine) and, my wife's favourite, a 1980 Vauxhall Royale Coupe (a re-badged Opel Monza). Then there's the 1972 Triumph 2.5 that I've owned since 1975 and still greatly enjoy driving - now with 220,000 miles on the clock.

Difficult to say which was best, they each had their good and bad points. If I had to choose one as the most enjoyable to drive, it would have to be the 1992 BMW 5-Series Tourer that I sold when I bought the R75. The Rover (2003 CDTi Conn saloon) is fairly well up the list though, and it cost £10,000 less than the BMW when new.
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Old 13-04-2007, 00:03   #11
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Bikes first:

Yamaha FS1E
Honda h100s
Yamaha 600 Diversion
Yamaha 600 Fazer
Honda CBR1000
Honda ST1100 Pan European (Present bike)

Cars:

Ford Escort 1.3 mark 2
Austin Metro 1.0
Vauxhall Astra 1.2 mark 1
Fiat Regatta Auto (cannot remember engine size and don't want to remember)
Ford Sierra Sapphire 1.6
MG BGT - rubber bumper job in black that had been rebuilt
Rover 213s
BMW 318i
Ford Sierra Sapphire 1.8
Renault 5 (career change and little money, very basic but cheap to run)
Ford Orion Ghia 1.8i - nice car at the time
Vauxhall Astra 1.7d - first new car
Ford Escort 1.6si
Renault Scenic 1.6 auto
Vauxhall Astra GTE
Vauxhall Frontera 2.0 Sport
Audi A6 1.8t - really nice car and closest to the ZT
MG TF135 - brand new, kept this as well as the next 3 cars
Smart car - don't ask, saved parking the MG at the railway station
Vauxhall Vectra 1.8
Rover Streetwise 1.4
LandRover Freelander 1.8 - nice looking in dk green met and beige leather
Kia Sorento 2.5XE - brand new for towing caravan
MG ZT180 - I have enjoyed owning this car more than any other.
hey murph, total respect to anyone who starts off their motoring life with a fs1e
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Old 13-04-2007, 21:26   #12
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New cars only
Mini Cooper Innocenti,
Mini Clubman estate,
MG Metro Turbo
Golf GTI 8 valve
Golf GTI 16 valve
Golf GTI 16 valve
Golf GTI 16 valve
Audi 80 Estate
Audi A4 Estate
Audi A3 Turbo
BMW 320 d Touring
Rover 75 Tourer
MG ZTT

Best so far: ZTT,A3,75..Worst: Metro turbo,but I would like another one..
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Old 14-04-2007, 20:48   #13
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Oh god here I go:

Bikes:

Suzuki GP100
Kawasaki GPZ750e2 Turbo
Yamaha XS250
Honda CBX 750

Cars

MG Metro (1983, my first MG love)
MG Maestro 1600 (pathetic)
MG Maestro EFI (better)
MG Montego EFI (same)

Renault 19 (1.7) (all rounder)

Fiesta 1.9 diesel (mpg was amazing)

Range Rover 3.9 SE (Stolen in Berlin!)

Vauxhall Omega 2.5 V6 CDX (great handling, fuel economy, and superb auto box)

MG ZT 190 (The best handling, looks, comfort, power, prestige)

Good grief and I am 40! I haven't lived yet!

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Old 14-04-2007, 21:07   #14
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Best so far: ZTT,A3,75..Worst: Metro turbo,but I would like another one..
Metro Turbo, was it standard mccano?

My friend had the head on his swapped for a stage 2 and the wastegate opened to 11psi. (Standard was 4psi)

Full Janspeed exhaust inc manifold down pipes, over jetted carb and K&N intake system all done by Avonbar.

Result was, all I can say is you had to drive it. It is to this day, the fastest car I have ever driven off the line and to 90mph.

The handlling was wicked also

Damn, we miss it !
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Old 14-04-2007, 21:52   #15
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Smile MG ZTs rule

Bought a brand new ZT 190+ back in 2003 as I loved its looks and the fact it was a V6 .

I really fancied a Saab 9-3 Aero as my ZT had tall mileage so I sold it late last year and bought a 55 plate Saab I had dreamed about. That was a big mistake as even though it was very quick it lacked character and didn't inspire confidence when pressing on (soggy handling, rubbish brakes). It was also a bit cheap and nasty in the fixtures and fittings department considering it was a £25k car (when new, I bought it second hand).

Kept the Saab for only 5 months and I am now the proud owner of another ZT190+. I was also up on the deal as the dealer gave me cash back.

ZTs are just so full of character and built to last as I have experienced very few problems.

They are also a rare site nowadays so they are a bit individual as well.
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Old 15-04-2007, 08:47   #16
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I have to say: the 75 is actually my first car! My dads previous car was a bit better (BMW 850CSi)... but nothing really compares!
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Old 15-04-2007, 12:52   #17
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