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2003 MG ZR

THE STORY SO FAR Miles driven 97 To­tal mileage 77,736 What’s gone wrong The cen­tral lock­ing is mak­ing strange noises…

Jump­ing from the Puma to the MG turned out to be a nice tran­si­tion. Once all the hair from Richard Gunn’s dogs had been hoovered out ( CCW, 8 Fe­bru­ary), the ZR was ready for an­other trip to London. A few round­abouts on the out­skirts re­minded me of how well the car han­dles, al­though un­lock­ing it elic­its a strange elec­tronic hoot­ing sound. As long is it doesn’t lock me out, though, I can put up with it. JS

1996 MERCEDES S280

THE STORY SO FAR Miles driven 0 To­tal mileage 80,106 What’s gone wrong Noth­ing, but it’s keep­ing our prod­ucts man busy

The lat­est job on our S-class has been to sort out a fresh set of tyres to make sure we can make the most of the new discs when they ar­rive. The clos­est rub­ber to what Stuttgart orig­i­nally fit­ted are Con­ti­nen­tals, but we’ve gone for a set of (slightly) cheaper Bridge­stones, and we’re look­ing for­ward to see­ing how our S280 han­dles with them. The car’s re­spond­ing well to Richard Kil­patrick’s on­go­ing fet­tling, too. DS

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