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Future-proofing the sound system in our cars

August 7, 2011 by

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The past decade, since MG launched the ZT range, has seen huge changes in how we consume audio and video content, whether at home or on the move.  The OEM in-car entertainment (ICE) set-up in the ZT, even the HighLine system, with its in-dash cassette player and CD changer in the boot, now seems hopelessly […]

Making the most of your HighLine satnav system

August 7, 2011 by

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In the latest issue of Enjoying MG magazine (August 2011) I described how I prepared the GPS coordinates for more than 800 XPart MG Rover dealers in Europe and added these to a range of satellite navigation systems, so that owners could navigate directly to them.  This is one of many changes I have made […]

Time to celebrate 10 years of the Zed series

August 2, 2011 by

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The Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambridge, played host to more than just old aircraft on Sunday. Not yet classics but by no means modern either, the Zed series from MG Rover has, believe it or not, been going for 10 years now. Enthusiasts swarmed from all over the country to celebrate the birthday of […]

Zeds turn up en masse to celebrate the decade

July 25, 2011 by

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Three hundred and sixty MG Z cars attended this year’s event to celebrate the modern British made MG. The weather was good, the company excellent and the variety of cars was superb! For the Two-Sixties we were able to bring 58 V8s to the event from all over the country. We even had a Spitfire […]

Time to say goodbye to squeaky ZT 260s

July 12, 2011 by

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All models at different times from 2002 into 2003 suffered from understandable pressures to cut manufacturing costs and this is reflected in all models showing the removal of previous standard equipment, some of which was then transferred to the extra cost option lists, or simply deleted. One common deletion across the range has been one […]

Review: ‘Proper’ Exhausts for the ZT 260

July 12, 2011 by

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One of the most evocative aspects of owning a V8 engined car is the intoxicating sound from the exhaust; it simply makes a power statement that is unmistakable. In decades past even the most restrained V8 engined cars were able to retain this sound, but creeping legislation in recent years has demanded that exhausts become […]

Down under: The Two-Sixties in Australia

July 4, 2011 by

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I’ve always loved cars, but I wouldn’t describe myself as a car nut.  I’ve rarely bought modern motoring magazines for example and I  find  the  endless chatter by the motoring journalists a bit tedious, yet somehow here I am scratching out a living writing about cars.  Curious isn’t it how life works out?  Still, the […]