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I know it’s dead in here now, but I thought I’d post up the ZR. I’m sure not everyone is on Facebook.

Some pics of my 17 year old owned from new ZR 120+ it’s just had a full set of new Avon tyres, new brake fluid, fresh oil and coolant and a quick clean for a bit of summer use. Now taxed and on a full MOT, I drove 90 miles of country roads last weekend in the sunshine.

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Long time, no see - pleased that you and the ZR are still together. It has to be pretty much the best looked after ZR still around. I still miss my Le Mans Green 120.

Yours still looks like new!! :)

Wish my current 120 did - it wasn't anywhere near perfect when I got it at 6 years and 40k miles, but being in pretty much daily use and nearly 9 years and 66k miles further on, it is getting a little 'tired', and I just don't seem to have enough time (or motivation!) to try an sort it out :(
 

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Long time, no see - pleased that you and the ZR are still together. It has to be pretty much the best looked after ZR still around. I still miss my Le Mans Green 120.

Yours still looks like new!! :)

Wish my current 120 did - it wasn't anywhere near perfect when I got it at 6 years and 40k miles, but being in pretty much daily use and nearly 9 years and 66k miles further on, it is getting a little 'tired', and I just don't seem to have enough time (or motivation!) to try an sort it out :(
It‘s hard going. The main reason mine is still as good as it is, is purely down to not being a daily driver.

it’s been pampered, but not driving it in the winter or even the rain makes my job a lot easier. The silver Rover 25 I had for 4 years is still going, but I sold it a year ago as it’s condition was just on a constant decline no matter how much I was trying to keep it similar to the ZR. I replaced the wings, but the rear arches started and the sills, fuel tank, all components underneath etc. I just wasn‘t happy with it anymore so I sold it on 39000 miles.

I bought a ZT-T 1.8 Turbo in trophy blue to replace the 25 as a daily. The ZTs are far better for body corrosion compared to the ZR/25 IMO. The problem with the ZT was I had nothing but constant niggles with it. After renewing the turbo the HG went only a year after the previous owner had it fixed. It suffered plenty other issues in the time I had it, so that has been sold to the MG-Rover mobile mechanics as a project. It was too good to break, but not good enough to sell. I just couldn’t depend on it as a daily car, that’s the problem - as much as I love MGs and Rovers they are just so old they need a lot of care if used all year round in all conditions If you want to keep them above banger level.

My ZR is on a little over 66000 miles now. It’s covered very little last couple of years, but I’m hoping to do a few more miles this summer. The daily driver is now a Focus 2017 Titanium X estate with 182 BHP. In all honesty I’m pleased I’ve finally taken the plunge and went for a more modern daily car, it’s a lot easier to keep on top of.

You've had your green 120 a long time from what I remember, it’s good you still have it and use it daily. I feel your frustration trying to keep on top of things. I shudder that the youngest of these cars are now 16 years old.
 
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