2004 MG ZT V8

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2004 MG ZT V8

Post by IndianaJones » Mon 06 Apr 2015, 20:28

For a few months in 2004/2005 the MG ZT V8 was available for purchase in South Africa.

Received a lot of press coverage at the time, most magazines testing them.

Anyone know what happened to them? Any mates owned/still own one?
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Re: 2004 MG ZT V8

Post by jlebenon » Mon 06 Apr 2015, 20:56

I know we got smaller engined ones like the 2.5 I have never seen a v8 model here ...
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Re: 2004 MG ZT V8

Post by ZA Perana » Sun 12 Apr 2015, 09:57

I think there was one example in SA, CAR tested it if I recall correctly.

As to what happened to it....
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Re: 2004 MG ZT V8

Post by FPT » Sun 12 Apr 2015, 10:56

Might find it at a bargain, but I think spares will be a nightmare.
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Re: 2004 MG ZT V8

Post by IndianaJones » Sat 18 Jul 2015, 13:25

Found one for sale now...

http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies ... 0721335909
R195000

Turns out they don't go for Lumina money...
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Re: 2004 MG ZT V8

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 08 May 2016, 15:10

Saw this on Gumtree...

2005 MG ZT 190 (FWD manual, 2.5L V6)
https://www.olx.co.za/ad/mg-zt190-ID15L ... 056a8ac70f
R39900 neg

Not the V8, but anyone here have any experience with them?
Seems quite a lot of car for the money...
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Re: 2004 MG ZT V8

Post by bmwmaniac » Sun 08 May 2016, 16:20

those engine are super smooth and overall a very nice car, very under rated in my opinion. Oh, and alot of engine parts etc can be found on the freelander 2.5 v6 as it shares the same engine. I had to do a cylinder head job recently on one and didn't wait too long for parts. special tools were required however to set cam timing.
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