MG-Rover.org Forums banner
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,899 Posts
best way to realise the changes is to try and drive both of them back to back. both are quite different in the way they drive/feel due to the above.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
803 Posts
Some ZTs have more power than the 75 equivalent. 2.5V6 has 177PS in the 75, 190PS in the ZT. 1.8t has 150PS in the 75, 160 in the ZT. Oh, and the V8's manual in the ZT and auto in the 75. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,158 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Cool, I think my Dad wants a ZT but he thinks hes too old, so looks like the 75 could be the one.

Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35,551 Posts
e668ecp said:
I love my ZT CDTi 131+ its superb. Why not get a Contempory?
Yep me too - love my ZT + CDTi 135 Auto. 75 Contemporary SE would come close second though.
 

·
Registered
mg_zr
Joined
·
487 Posts
Both nice cars as long as you don't opt for a weedy engine.
I still think the old one looks better than the facelifted one though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,896 Posts
I prefer the mk1 75 over the standard mk2 75 however the mk2 with the Premium Front (V8 Grille) looks tremendous.

As far as the ZT goes I think I prefer the mk2 it still looks aggressive but in a classier 'less fussy' way, however some chrome mesh rather than the black stuff would improve things further.
 

·
Registered
mg_zr
Joined
·
487 Posts
*DLN* said:
I prefer the mk1 75 over the standard mk2 75 however the mk2 with the Premium Front (V8 Grille) looks tremendous.

As far as the ZT goes I think I prefer the mk2 it still looks aggressive but in a classier 'less fussy' way, however some chrome mesh rather than the black stuff would improve things further.
I agree, the V8 looks nice. I didn't realise you could have the grille as an option on lesser models.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
130 Posts
Real differences

Another way of looking at this is that the only similarities
are the body shell and the dash. I don't count the engine because
you get what you pay for in terms of power and economy.

The 75 is the best riding car you can buy, regardless of money.
(See current edition of Autoexpress).

The ZT is a really sporty drive. There was the MG-staged event
a couple of years ago where a number of fortunates were
given the chance to thrash round a track all day in a ZT and a BMW 3,
and most of the punters found the MG much more exciting to drive.

The standard ZT has had its suspension softened to broaden its appeal,
since its introduction. A lot of people, frankly, like the sporty looks better
than the sporty (read rock hard) suspension. You can still order the harder
set up if you want.

The body shell is really stiff by design and this is its ace card.
Floppy body shells act as an unwanted part of the suspension.

For the 75, it allows soft springing withut the car wallowing
all over the place.

On the ZT, it means that the wheels are much more likely to be
exactly where the car designer wants them to be when cornering over bumps
at high speed.

I drive a 75. I think most modern cars are too firmly sprung. But
whether you choose a 75 or a ZT, you're getting exactly what you ordered,
not just a different nose job.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,158 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Thanks for your help.
My dad hasnt gone for the 75 because hes worried about MGR's future, but when the deals done, I think hes going to opt for an ex MG Managament ZT!
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top