Used MG ZS Hatchback (2004 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 19 Nov 2013
3
MG's ZS is directly descended from the Rover 400 of 1995, but you shouldn't let that put you off. Consider it instead as a decade of development time, because in spite of such uninspiring ingredients, the ZS delivers a thrilling driving experience, especially in 180 guise.

MG ZS Hatchback (04-05)
Driving pleasure, national pride
Ageing underpinnings

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

MG's ZS is directly descended from the Rover 400 of 1995, but you shouldn't let that put you off. Consider it instead as a decade of development time, because in spite of such uninspiring ingredients, the ZS delivers a thrilling driving experience, especially in 180 guise. The latest facelift has taken a step away from the overtly 'boy racer' colours and spoilers seen previously and adopted a more understated yet still undeniably sporting visage that borrows heavily from the flagship SV coupe.

Great to drive, but you need to make some concessions to it in terms of details and ergonomics.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Space for 5 adults and luggage, or seats down for bigger items.  

5 out of 5

Andrew Goater ,   05 May 2013    ... read more

 Miles per gallon is better than my last car. More room in the back and in the boot.  

5 out of 5

Mark Capner ,   05 May 2009    ... read more

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