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Old 19th August 2007, 07:38   #1
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Default mg zt 190 mpg?

I am in the process of deciding between an MG ZT-T diesel or petrol.

To help my decision I would like some real world MPG for the 190, does it average 30 on a mixed run or would 25 be more accurate? I don't drive like like a test pilot and your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Lastly, any advice from ZT-T 190 owners out there? Anything I should be aware of before buying?

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Old 19th August 2007, 10:45   #2
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You had me confused for a minute there - I read the title of the thread as

MG ZT, (pause) 190mpg?

Must read this I thought!!

Still can't help, mine's a frugal diesel saloon
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Old 19th August 2007, 11:05   #3
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25 to a gallon is more realistic. If I get 300 miles to a tank, I'm happy!

The ZT190 is pretty sound. The only real weakspot is the inlet manifold. If you search the forums for "VIS" you'll find a fair bit of reading material!
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Old 20th August 2007, 00:02   #4
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25 to a gallon is more realistic. If I get 300 miles to a tank, I'm happy!

The ZT190 is pretty sound. The only real weakspot is the inlet manifold. If you search the forums for "VIS" you'll find a fair bit of reading material!
I agree, 25-26 is about average, mind you a heavy right foot will bring it down
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Old 20th August 2007, 00:28   #5
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Really depends on your annual mileage too.
If you do more than 6k a year you will earn massive savings opting for the diesel variant. (much as I love the V6's)!
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Old 20th August 2007, 09:57   #6
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I typically average 27-28mpg, occasionally more on a longer run, and less around town.

I'm disappointed if I don't get c350 - 370 miles from a tank, but still don't consider myself a dawdler. I do find first/second gears too short, so tend to use third from fairly low speeds, so that probably helps.
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It all depends whether I'm on my own or have swmbo in the back, i average middle thirties on a family run(34mpg) or late twenties on my own. If i do a long journey early in the morning with no stops and constant speed i easily do over 35mpg cruising at between 70 and 80. Don't ask me about town driving tho' (18 mpg) and i said earlier on average i get 100 miles per gauge division(400 miles to the tank full)
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It all depends whether I'm on my own or have swmbo in the back, i average middle thirties on a family run(34mpg) or late twenties on my own. If i do a long journey early in the morning with no stops and constant speed i easily do over 35mpg cruising at between 70 and 80. Don't ask me about town driving tho' (18 mpg) and i said earlier on average i get 100 miles per gauge division(400 miles to the tank full)
I think the ZTs are a bit thirstier? I was happy looking at the trip computer on a long run showing 34.5 when I checked miles/Gallons, fill to fill, it came out at 28mpg on a 300 mile run. Cant get that on short runs
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Old 20th August 2007, 22:25   #9
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My holiday to France (Quimper) from Glasgow via Poole via Cherbourg and back (1750 miles all in) averaged 32.8 mpg (that was on the trip computer and calculated based on fill-ups). Realistically though in todays stop start traffic if I get much more than 25 mpg I think I'm doing well!

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Old 20th August 2007, 22:31   #10
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With the Mods listed elsewhere the Diesel will be pushing over 170BHP,
but if you are doing a lot of miles, I do 40,000PA, thats when the Diesel really makes sense.
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