My MG ZS 180

      
 

     
 

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February 2008

Sold to Alan on Xpower Forums, good luck with the car, look after it well!
Retained for posterity is my signature from XPF...


saloon full leather ironing board plus...
Green Panel Filter Piper Cat-Back ABC Black Tail lights T/Master Clock MG fuzzy mats

January 2008

Now for sale ORIO £6,150

New Badge Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey New Badge Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey New Badge Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey
New Badge Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey

October 2007

Earlier in the year I gave the MG a good clean and polish using the Biltema and some SRP, plus seal and wax. The pics below are from a recent clean involving a straightforward wash with a lambswool mitt and wash'n'wax, then finished off with Buter Wet Wax from Chemical Guys, which is an easy on/off product.
Some evening shots.

New Badge Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey New Badge Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey New Badge Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey

January 2007

Baby gets a new nose. Rubbish MG badge was faded and peeling after only 2 years!

New Badge Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey New Badge Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey New Badge Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey
Piper stainless steel cat-back on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey

August 2006

The old exhaust was on the way out (after 40k), so replaced by a lovely Piper 40mm stainless steel cat-back system, supplied by RML (X-Power). It was terribly loud to start with but after a couple of months (!) it has quietened to a bearable level.

Piper stainless steel cat-back on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey Piper stainless steel cat-back on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey Piper stainless steel cat-back on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey
Piper stainless steel cat-back on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey

July 2006

Thought I would get myself some good car detailing products. I have used the Chemical Guys range of products from Car Wash 'n' Wax.

Chemical Guys products on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey Chemical Guys products on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey Chemical Guys products on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey
Chemical Guys products on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey Chemical Guys products on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey Chemical Guys products on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey
Chemical Guys products on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey Chemical Guys products on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey Chemical Guys products on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey
Chemical Guys products on Mk2 MG ZS 180 in X-Power Grey

February 2006

After a 6 month wait, the Green Panel Filter arrived. (part number P671605)
I had previously installed a BMC CDA, but found this to be far too loud.

ABC Black Magic Lights Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180

October 2005

Silvatec bulbs to replace orange indicators

ABC Black Magic Lights Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 ABC Black Magic Lights Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 ABC Black Magic Lights Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180

October 2005

My second mod (a real one) some lovely spangly black ABC tail lights.

ABC Black Magic Lights Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 ABC Black Magic Lights Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 ABC Black Magic Lights Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180
ABC Black Magic Lights Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 ABC Black Magic Lights Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 ABC Black Magic Lights Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180
ABC Black Magic Lights Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180    

September 2005

Osram Diadems up front. No more orange corners.

My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180

July 2005

Engine and interior pics

My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180
My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180

June 9th 2005

Finally collection day!

Here it is, pics were taken at the services during the long haul back home (100 miles!) A lovely sunny day.

After having driven for 2 miles I got to try out the VIS and it sure makes the car fly!

Here is the spec -
4 door saloon in X-Power Grey
Full leather seats
Climate Control
KV6 quad-cam 2497cc engine
177ps
240nm
54 plate

I say 54 plate, but when I first saw that car it had a private plate on it which was an '04, fortunately we noticed the registration date on the V5 which made us realise that it was actually a 54, an added bonus! I will get the plate swapped to a local 54 plate in a few weeks.

My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180  My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 
My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180

June 4th 2005

Trip to see the car...love at first sight! I hadn't seen a MK2 in the flesh and I wasn't disappointed, it was amazing, a fantastic shape, the MK2 looked awesome. I was looking for a car that was subtle but the 'extreme' spoiler didn't look out of place. Again the V6 engine was a pleasure to drive.

I was pleased that I didn't buy the MK1 ZS I'd seen earlier in the week!

I hadn't seen any pictures of the car but was happy to find that it had climate control and the full leather seats, although I was intending to get a hatchback the saloon looked the business. Below are some pics I took with my phone after the test drive.

I'm due to collect the car on 9th June.

My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180 My Mk2 X-Power Grey MG ZS 180

May 31st 2005

I had been trawling all the main online car sale sites for a couple of weeks, looking for a replacement. I'm not sure why but the MG ZS has caught my attention, which is amazing considering that I have never been 'aware' of the MG range.

There was a 04/53 plate for sale locally which I went and test drove. I was impressed with the V6 engine but the interior seemed dated, but this was something I could live with. Ideally I was looking for a saloon and this was a hatchback, although it did look very nice in Trophy Blue - a colour I had previously decided to avoid.

Of course it was the last day of the month and the saleman was keen to squeeze in another sale before the end of the day, however despite all his attempts to convince me I just couldn't get past it being a hatchback...but this did prove to be a good descision a week later.

 
     
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