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Old 19 March 2013, 14:48   #1
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MG ZR....Any good?

Looking into getting a MG ZR but was worried about obviously MG not being around anymore & if something went wrong and parts were needed, how easy would it be able to get hold of them & would they be more expensive than usual?
Trents scapyard near me is usually good for getting the odd part but cant souly rely on that.

Also anyone whos ever owned an MG or has one now....how relieable are they? Obviously dont want to buy someting thats gunna keep breaking on me

Thanks for any help!
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Old 19 March 2013, 14:51   #2
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Looking into getting a MG ZR but was worried about obviously MG not being around anymore & if something went wrong and parts were needed, how easy would it be able to get hold of them & would they be more expensive than usual?
Trents scapyard near me is usually good for getting the odd part but cant souly rely on that.

Also anyone whos ever owned an MG or has one now....how relieable are they? Obviously dont want to buy someting thats gunna keep breaking on me

Thanks for any help!
It's a rover.
Nuff said.....
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Looking into getting a MG ZR but was worried about obviously MG not being around anymore & if something went wrong and parts were needed, how easy would it be able to get hold of them & would they be more expensive than usual?
Trents scapyard near me is usually good for getting the odd part but cant souly rely on that.

Also anyone whos ever owned an MG or has one now....how relieable are they? Obviously dont want to buy someting thats gunna keep breaking on me

Thanks for any help!
That statement and Rover go together very well! German or Jap way to go
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Old 19 March 2013, 14:59   #4
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It's a rover.
Nuff said.....
Don't be too hard on them, they actually weren't a bad wee car pound for pound.

Parts are ten a penny and relatively cheap too.

With regards to reliability...... It's a lottery, I've known 30k BMW's destroy their internals and I've seen Astras with 150k on the clock and hardly had a spanner near them all their lives.

You pays your money, you take your chances.
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Old 19 March 2013, 15:21   #5
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The rover k series engines seem to like popping head gaskets
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They're no longer in business. There may be a clue there
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Rover ZR

I'm not a fan but as A1an says i don't think they're all that bad, Headgasket failure has always been an issue but there was a revised gasket triple layer from memory which seemed to work so I'd check if thats been done if not and it fails its approx 500 to put right. Sunroof's also leak via the glass panel, if the seal looks a bit wavey or lifting waters got underneath it and started to eat the metal edge that the seal bonds to. Parts No longer available and 120 to put right. Regards AL
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Buy a cheap car, get breakdown repair cover from the AA, it'll cost around 9 a month and covers head gaskets and most parts and labour costs.
Like any insurance it Doesn't cover everything, but it's worth considering
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It was either this or a Renualt megane. Think the Renualts the better option now
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