OWNER’S VIEW

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying Guide -

CLYDE DERRICK

‘I pre­vi­ously owned a Rover 75 in Con­nois­seur SE trim which was both en­joy­able and re­li­able, so when I fan­cied a change, I de­cided that the MG ZT would be per­fect. In fact, I went for the ZT-T es­tate model which is in quite a rare spec­i­fi­ca­tion and colour, and bought it from a lo­cal dealer in June 2015. In­ter­est­ingly, it was built in Novem­ber 2004 but the or­der was can­celled so it wasn’t ac­tu­ally reg­is­tered un­til 2007. It’s got the BMW-sourced diesel en­gine, which I like, and like the rest of the Rover, it’s been to­tally re­li­able so far. All it has needed is a cou­ple of tyres and a set of brake pads which means own­er­ship costs have been low. It had been well looked af­ter and had a full ser­vice his­tory when I bought it. De­spite my us­ing it as a daily driver, it still only has 45,000 miles on the clock. As an ac­tive mem­ber of the 75 and ZT Club, I love tak­ing the car to shows and events across the coun­try, and I’m cer­tainly look­ing for­ward to the forth­com­ing Pride of Long­bridge on 16 April this year. That’s def­i­nitely one event I can’t miss with my car!’

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