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won hay-tee
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Cant remember, still got mine though, still not changed its cam belt either, its just past another mot with only a new rear caliper needed, slightly annoying as i replaced both rears a few year's back, its now around 70k miles, but is looking tired.

Could do with a new paintjob and the leaky footwell sorted but its not a major concern.

Edit. It also has a very minor oil drip that has apeared, it looks like its dripping from the inner driveshaft joint, but it could just be pooling from somewhere higher up, tbh im not touching it. Ha ha!

Sometimes i get a waft of fuel smell in the car as well, never ever managed to trace that, probably keep it another year or so then buy something else, its mainly just my MTB transport device or a work commuter during icy weather (usually commute on my zx9r ��)
 

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MG ZS180 MKII 5 Door
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I had my first ZS in 2004 which is about how long I have been on here.

I do not see this group on facebook, what is it called ;)

Then got my second in 2008 and still have them both. Lucky me!

My 2002 ZS saloon is currently in the repairers as some sign fell out the back of road repair truck and hit the front of the car:(

Hope to have this back next week.

Seasons greeting to all on this forum.
 

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won hay-tee
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Well, today is the day my ZS180 was sold, it has been a brilliant, reliable car, but it was time to move on, the new owner picked it up this morning and seamed happy enough for it, i let it got for a low price just to move it on, as my wife seams to have trouble parking her fiat 500 on a drive that has 3 spaces available on it :daft:

She usually kinda takes up the space that two cars would fit into, so when i owned 2 cars and she had to use one space, her parking skillz were tested to the limit and it was becoming a nightmare :lol:

The fella who bought it only wanted a car to last till its next MOT anyway, so hes happy enough.
 

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The Scarlet one returns...
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Just checking in after a very long absence, was a member around 2003 & drifted away after I traded my ZS180 for a ZT190. This car was then traded for a ZT260 after the company folded.

My F & ZT260 were my MG fleet for a good few years, but yesterday I picked up a Mk1 ZS180 saloon again, so now I have 3 & have remembered my log in for here! :smile:

Good to see some familiar faces still around & it's great to be behind the wheel of a V6 again :+1:
 

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R.I.P [The Red Zed] MG ZS 180
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Nice to see a lot of the old faces still visiting XPF:):merryxmas:
 

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Although not a long termer compared to others I still pop in most days, the forum and its members have been a huge part of my life been MG'less for 12 months but looks like I will be getting another one in January, can't wait :)
 

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Re: Who are the long termers? Count me in...

Lifelong lover of the marque in all its forms.

As long as there's an Octagon badge on it I'm interested. Bought my MG ZS new in May 2003 and it's still in daily driver use mainly by my wife. It's her daily driver now. Been a fantastically reliable car as most of my MGs and Rovers have been over the past fifty years. Here it is :~



Meantime my daily driver is this 1.8t :~



I also have another 1.8t ZT saloon and 1.8t ZT-T as back burner projects which I shall get stuck into..... if it ever stops raining which for over eight weeks now in my neck of the woods, appears a remote possibility. It's even raining as I type this so nothing done again today. Here they are. Both projects have damaged cylinder head gaskets. I suspect the ZT-T's engine is beyond economical repair ~ the cylinder head has been skimmed beyond belief! I have a low mileage MG6 1.8t engine to slot into the otherwise reasonably tidy ZT-T ... if it ever stops raining.

ZT-T :~



The other ZT saloon :~



These fine old cars are exceptional value now if you know how to identify and buy a good one. Now fully retired, these projects keep me active and I enjoy breathing new life into cars others have given up on. Rewarding in so many satisfying ways and therapeutic too.

By the way Scarlet, those MGF wheels I bought off you many moons ago are still on my MG Montego Turbo. For me, it's mainly about the turbocharged petrol MG cars...old and newer. I drove a friends MG6 turbo two summers ago. Sadly he rolled it with a mere 21,000 miles on the clock. A company not too many miles from me run by enthusiasts bought his "written off" car and I got the engine complete with all ancillaries at a reasonable price. Here are before and after pictures of the MG6.



After .... :( .. Still it's an ill wind and all that.



Yes, an ill wind. This is his replacement :~

 

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The Scarlet one returns...
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Hi John,

Good to hear Scarlet's original alloys are still going strong - between Emma & I we have 5 MGs these days...

Scarlet Fever:


Emma's F "Green With Envy":


My ZT260:


Emma's MG3 & my ZS180:


Honorable mentions to my old ZS180, my old ZT190, Emma's old ZS diesel & my first MG, a Montego EFi
 

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Found here after I was on Mg-rover.org in the DrDave days..Nearly 14 years...crikies!

Was Ireland based so the community was relatively non existent over there. Check in every now and then to see what's moving. Haven't had an Mg since I moved to Canada in '08. Old one was Mk11 180 in xpg, before that Mk11 Zs120+ and Mk1 Zr105+. In the Uk now and looking out for a Mk11 180 or td. Won't be for another 4 months or so, but if the right one comes along!

Col.
 
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