Browsing Archives of Author »Tim Hayton«


September 11, 2020


To help potential buyers we have put together this ‘buyers guide’ to catalogue some of the more common problems owners have identified over the last few years and added, where possible, potential solutions to these problems.MG introduced the 260 range in September 2003. It was a complete bodyshell redesign of the already existing Rover 75, […]

Upgrading the entertainment systems in both the MG ZT and Rover 75

May 30, 2016


Due to a couple of problems with the car entertainment systems in both my cars I decided to spend some money on updating them. I have a 2002 Rover 75 V6 estate and a 2004 MG ZT V8 saloon. Both have what’s called the Highline system. TV, satnav, 6 stack CD unit and radio/tape. On […]

ZE MiG FLIES SOUTH! My journey from Liverpool to Aquitane.

November 7, 2015


My journey from Liverpool to Aquitane to deliver VIN 471 to its new owner. By Jim Meehan ( username: LeRoiDeLaRue)   >———->———–>———->———–>———->   Packed in my job for a career break end of March 2015. Got a few bob, which quickly was running out after paying 6 months rent in advance and buying tickets for […]

Tell your Insurer, its not worth the grief!

December 28, 2012


Picked up by Andy Greenhalgh a member of the Two-Sixties who read this article on one of the motorbike forums he belongs. Insurers are by the nature of their existence cover risk so why would you keep something insured increasing the potential risk to you.  Easy in hindsight I guess, how many of us […]

Fancy a nice cup of coffee with the MGCC?

September 5, 2012


Well you can on the morning of the 28th September and support Macmillan to boot! Macmillan Cancer Support is the MG Car Club’s chosen charity which enables them to reach out to the MG community in an array of different ways. Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. If you or […]

We all knew this time would come

July 10, 2012


Posted on behalf of Carl Dowling – part of the managing team at 75 & ZT Enthusiasts. MG Rover has now been gone for more than seven years. The cars live on but the numbers are starting to drop. What started as a trickle of cars making their way to the breakers yard is now […]

Next Stage To Being a Classic

April 29, 2012


Rover 75 and MG ZT – The Next Stage to being a ‘Classic’ Over the course of a few years I’ve been monitoring the second hand parts market and have noticed the increased volume of parts with the corresponding reducing price. I’m referring to parts for the whole Rover 75/ZT production, not just the V8 […]

MG Return “Fantastic News”

January 25, 2012


MG’s return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship has been warmly welcomed by Series Director Alan Gow. MG Motor UK has committed to building its new BTCC car – the MG6 GT model – to the Next Generation Touring Car regulations. These are leading to a greater number of bigger, faster, turbocharged machines […]

MG Win What Car? Security Award

January 12, 2012


The MG6 stood out amount the other contenders by winning an award for its top-rated security system at the What Car? Car of the Year 2012 event last night in London. The ceremony, which took place at the Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane was attended by all the car manufacturers including MG Motors. Chas Hallet, […]

ZT-T 260 vs Quattroporte

November 28, 2011


By Anthony Braham I was given a Maserati Quattroporte as a courtesy car by my Swiss Lotus dealer for a weekend, and I thought it would be interesting to write up a comparison between this and my 2004 model ZT-T 260. Admittedly, the Maserati’s price tag is very different from the MG’s, even when it […]