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

May 30, 2016 by

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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 […]

Culture shock!

July 14, 2012 by

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From V8 petrol to 4-cylinder diesel … From rear-wheel drive to front-wheel drive … From Britain (and North America) to Japan … This blog tells the story of how – and why – I changed from a much-loved MG ZT 260 to a Honda Accord Type-S 2.2 i-DTEC, and offers my impressions of the Accord […]

La MG ZT 260 – Intro en français

February 5, 2012 by

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This presentation is for speakers of French, based on a text prepared for the MG Club de France website.  If you want to read about the MG ZT 260 in France, but in English, see my other blog at https://two-sixties-blog.com/2011/08/08/deux-cent-soixante/. Introduction Tout commence à l’automne 1998, avec le lancement de la Rover 75 au Salon […]

MG and Rover’s other V8s

August 17, 2011 by

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As we listen to the rumbling V8 of our 260s it’s easy to forget the other cars from MG and Rover which went before them and which also enjoyed some American V8 muscle under the “hood”.  In fact, the MG ZT 260 (with its Rover 75 V8 sister) is one of no fewer than seven […]

From America with Love

August 16, 2011 by

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When MG Rover started to plan a new  performance flagship for the Z car range – the car that would become the ZT 260  – developing its own V8 engine was never really an option.  It is likely that the original Rover V8 had reached the end of its development life and could no longer […]

The Devil’s in the Detail

August 15, 2011 by

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Why take the trouble? Part of the pleasure of owning a 260 lies in its high standard of equipment, especially in SE form: our passengers too can enjoy the many “creature comforts” our cars are furnished with.  Dig a little deeper though and it soon becomes apparent that many features and fittings which were provided […]

Deux cent soixante: the 260 in France

August 8, 2011 by

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Inspired  by Malcolm’s recent post about the Two-Sixties down under, I thought I’d share a few thoughts about the cars here in France, where I have lived for fifteen years. The MG brand in France The MG brand has been well known among car enthusiasts in France for a long time and the  MGB in particular […]