What's to like?This car is based on something so hopelessly uncool the addition of a mullet and some double denim might actually do it some favours. However wearing an MG badge rather than a Rover one really does lift this cars appeal, honest! Firstly there's the engine, a sweet 2.5 litre V6 developing 140kw could hustle the handsome sedan to 100km/h in under 8 seconds and onto 230km/h top end. A manly 6 speed manual makes sure your in charge of the gear changes too.
The next thing to like, and I can scarcely believe I'm saying this, is the way the car looks. Unlike it's frumpy sensible Rover 75 sibling the MG ZT looks decidedly more bad ass. Thanks to a one piece bumper incorporating the mesh grill, bigger wheels, lower ride height and a small boot spoiler the 75 is transformed. On the inside too the wood trim is gone, replaced by much sleeker looking metal or body coloured inserts, new dial faces and half leather sports seats also offer the occupants a more supportive place to sit.
A rare beast
Go get yourself oneAnd speaking of getting one, the ZT I've chosen this week couldn't get more British, it's British racing Green for goodness sake! Overall the car looks to be in good condition, although the seller does mention an engine rattle, this is most likely the common ZT trait and nothing to be too worried about. It could provide a useful bargaining tool though so don't let on that your not concerned. For $6,500 I think this MG ZT makes a pretty unique and compelling second hand buy.
2002 MG ZT 190, $6500