The info is not complete, so difficult to get confirmation of prangs etc. I'd bet there are around 750 still hanging around. A few are starting to collect mileage and all are maturing nicely . Still a young car so its prangs and not MOT failures reducing the numbers.
Since you had one Jerry we've sorted the ventilation out with a mod, better rear springs as the mk1 was cracking on the tips and front water hose replacement.
In proportion to the production numbers a few now have s/c's 4-5%.
I can remember reading threads on here when they were relatively new n there seemed to be a few issues that plagued them!, Have these been largley ironed out not then by owners stepping up & sorting solutions!???????
i know my old man was sniffing round them at one point, but he was put off after reading about some the issues.
In the true tradition of MGR products, the final bit of development of the cars was left to the customer, so the early issues have probably all been dealt with by now, a hell of a car for the money imo.
Yet we are on top of them, as the car gets older others come to light like the rear springs on the mk1 needing replacing, but nothing has really caused the 'collective' too much of a problem, and generally a solid car.
Didn't know about rear springs - what do you replace with Eibach? some have replaced them with Eibach springs others have had custom made ones to the same specification.
List still stands at:
pmessling 3 and half years and counting, 6-8k a year, petrol who gives a S##T i drive it because i enjoy it, not about counting the pennies about petrol, got mine at 23 and still enjoy every moment of it.
I still look in occasionally, but as my e-mail addy is hotmail for here, I can't poll the messages from OE any-more so look far less often.
Add me to the list Very Happy with my daily runner @10k per year
Cost me just tyres/fuel and services basically though you can add New discs and pads to that very shortly.
It still makes me smile every day usually more than twice a day after 3 years of ownership...
Personally I would say my only niggle is the combination of fuel un-economy combined with the 13 odd gallon tank that means I have to fill up too often...
I'm not a complete Idiot, I knew the mpg when I bought it and have managed to keep up with it (I'm not well off) But Mine seems to do far less per gallon than many claim, but its shorter journeys I guess.
Overall I'm glad I bought it and havent felt the need to look at an autotrader since... that tells a story!
I used to keep up with prices for about 4-5 months, then thought 'why', as the only reason I will sell is if I literally can't afford to run it, and luckily at the moment I can manage
Had mine since 2004. Bought as a stop gap until the supercharged Range Rover came out. Cancelled the Range Rover and will keep the ZT even if I get a new car. It has had front brakes and a few sets of pads plus tyres, now at 67K miles,65K miles with a blower. There is something about the car that makes it special, it's not perfect but on the whole it makes me smile when I dust BM's and Audi's.
I'm told that's what inheritance is for, and Jennie wanted an upgrade so who am I to complain about her choice of car? The fact she has a company car so someone will have to drive it during the week from time to time is beside the point
Still have mine too Jerry and will be keeping it too
Marie loves the car (but not the supercharger...) Victor loves the car and wants me to leave it to him when I shuffle off this mortal coil......... well I hope he has a long wait
Me R75V8 development car no 185 50k mileage 35k on LPG. Daily commute would not change it for anything. No cats no centre box just a lovely roar from out the back and of course the big V8 grill at the front.