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Wondering how many are still on the road (or gone to the great junk pile in the sky).

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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%.
 

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Wondering how many are still on the road (or gone to the great junk pile in the sky).

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I very much doubt you will get many names added on here.

Try the 260s Forum or .org
 

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I'm sure you are right Paul - but to get full membership of those Forums there are constraints.

.ORG a subscription
260 a car

So I'll see what comes of this thread we could be surprised.

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What's it like owning a 260 nowadays then!??

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.
 

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Who can afford to run a V8 these days with fuel prices as they are??
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Anyone done a succesful LPG conversion - if so what are the running costs of such a vehicle?

Didn't know about rear springs - what do you replace with Eibach?

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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.

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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.
 

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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 :D
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 :)

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Had mine about 3 and a half years and put on about 50k miles. Its been good. Only parts were new front discs and tyres. Sat nav vanished a few days then came back after a battery disconnect.

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I have owned my ZT-T 260 for about 18 months and have so far done about 22,000 miles in it. I have found it to be excellent, my only real criticism is the rate at which it consumes tyres.
 

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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.
 

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You can add Mrs MG mad to the list in a few weeks, no. 489 (ZT-T SE) is on it's way to NZ on the 14th of December. Soon it will have done more mileage on the water than on road (just).

There are 4 other ZT 260 sedans here, plus 3 Rover V8 sedans.
 

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You can add Mrs MG mad to the list in a few weeks, no. 489 (ZT-T SE) is on it's way to NZ on the 14th of December. Soon it will have done more mileage on the water than on road (just).

There are 4 other ZT 260 sedans here, plus 3 Rover V8 sedans.
Good on you:)
 

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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 ;)
 

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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 ;)
 

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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.
 
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