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Old 20th November 2019, 20:38   #1
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Do many members of this excellent site use their ZT / 75 as a daily car and treat it as such? My 2005 CDti does 25k miles each and every year, gets a wash occasionally but is serviced as per the manufacturers requirements and wants for nothing. Worth not a lot but ultra relaible - it has to be.

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Old 20th November 2019, 20:40   #2
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Sure do, as reliable as any other marque if treated well.
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Old 20th November 2019, 21:20   #3
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Yes, mine is used just like any other car.

Not too many miles a year, but that's only because the load gets shared between 2 cars.
Rover 75 2.0 CDTi (131Ps) Conn SE Saloon. (Manual)
160 Remap, cruise control, electric window blind, temp gauge, Real walnut / ZT interior, FBH with GSM control.


Tuesday, 5th October 2004 @ 12:35:52

This vehicle was the 104,679th 75 to run off the production line, out of 112,381
This vehicle was the 3,318th 75 CDT Connoisseur SE (135) to be made out of 4,744
This vehicle was the 12,440th 75 in Starlight Silver (code: MBB) to be made out of 14,280 Starlight Silver 75s
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Old 20th November 2019, 21:24   #4
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I have a tendency to use the V8 ZTT more than my 1.8t ZT.

Best way to save fuel with a V8
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Old 20th November 2019, 21:49   #5
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My ZT 180 Auto does a round trip commute of 60 miles most weekdays with almost no reliability issues. On about 132K now - starts in all temperatures and performs well.
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Old 20th November 2019, 22:01   #6
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My 2001 CDT did 23,000 in the first year I had it. It has done less this year, as I SORNED it for the summer to change the clutch, and ran a convertible (that's why we had such a wet summer in Cumbria!) It was doing 350 effortless miles a week recently until it got stuck in the MoT garage yesterday, needing a new (2nd hand) SRS module; thanks Brian for the contact - one is now winging it's way from Tyneside to Penrith. My car has only done 134,000miles.

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Old 20th November 2019, 22:19   #7
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Yes. I only got mine in June, but have been using it for a short daily commute, as well as several long trips (business and pleasure). It is lovely. Totally practical and comfortable.
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Old 20th November 2019, 22:19   #8
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Mine is used daily and just passed 70k, all good, largely due to help and advice from members such as MarinaBrian, Trikey, Shiner and Actros, to name a few...
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Old 20th November 2019, 22:31   #9
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Yup, its my only car and used daily.
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Old 20th November 2019, 22:40   #10
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Mine is used every day. Does only around 6000 miles a year now . Just on 107500 miles. Serviced regularly, and has another oil and filter change if going abroad, like when it went to Holland, although it had only done around 3000 miles since the last service. As soon as the silver one has got its full compliment of maintenance done, it will replace the diesel for six months to get the car perfect again. It has been the cheapest car I have ever had to run as a daily. But there again......................it is a Rover.
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