Don’t forget the diesel!
I was looking forward to reading your recent buying guide to the MG ZS ( CCW, 5 April), but found myself disappointed.
In the first section of the article you state that the diesel version of both the ZS and ZR was discontinued in 2004. I have a 2006 registered ZS facelift diesel
saloon (with full 180 kit factory fitted) sat outside as I write as well as a 2005 sales brochure that most definitely lists the diesel as a current model.
You also seem to have fallen into the same trap as Practical Classics magazine in assessing the ZS and ZR together. They are distinctly different cars with, in my opinion, the ZS being both better built and better handling than the ZR… and yes, I have had both.
But my main gripe with the article is what happened to the diesel? There was no more mention of the oil burner after claiming it was canned in 2004. While an average performer in standard form, a few minor mods can turn it into a very entertaining and still very economical sports saloon without all the worries associated with the petrol engines. James Adams, Durham