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ZS
30-05-2012, 08:25 AM
Ok so yesterday I decided to make a small 'subtle' modification to my car ;)

Before:

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After:

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But can you spot this subtle Mod? lol

Jerry Zedman
30-05-2012, 02:06 PM
Err...you've changed the wheels?

GT
30-05-2012, 05:15 PM
You moved? :confused:

GT
30-05-2012, 05:16 PM
Wait, didn't is used to be blue?!

Tony
30-05-2012, 09:03 PM
You took that dodgy website sticker off?

Jerry Zedman
30-05-2012, 09:41 PM
Ermm....errr... OO! OO! I've got it.......err......nope, gone again. I give up. No matter how many times I study these two photos I cannot find your subtle difference and judging by other feedback, nor can anyone else. Give us all a small clue Sam.

ZS
31-05-2012, 09:15 AM
Well, I have changed the wheels, welded a bigger boot on the back and converted it to later styling... I have then resprayed it in a nice black and changed the number plate over...

Then inside it has Alcantara seats and is very tidy (the kids have been told to keep it tidy too!!).

All in all I think its a lovely car (when the alarm doesn't immobilise and refuse to let me start it!!)

Now if only I had an MG numberplate, and some site stickers... lol :)

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Jerry Zedman
31-05-2012, 09:39 PM
I must admit Sam, putting an MG badge on the front of your Astra is a bit silly.

ZS
01-06-2012, 08:57 AM
Astra?????

Jerry Zedman
01-06-2012, 10:16 AM
I'm sure I read a post where you said you'd bought an Astra as your run around so assumed the red car (now with fake MG badge) was an Astra.

ZS
01-06-2012, 10:18 AM
No? I've never even sat in an astra to my knowledge... let alone brought one?

Went from the Blue ZS180 to a Red Rover 75 Tourer (Big mistake) and then from that to a Red MK1 Hatch 180 (modified) and now on a Black MK2 180 :D:D

MartinW
01-06-2012, 10:57 AM
I see it now, you have added an Xpower MG badge to the front.

Very nice! Why was the 75 a mistake? Too many problems or just not as exciting to drive as an MG?

ZS
01-06-2012, 11:36 AM
Why was the 75 a mistake? Too many problems or just not as exciting to drive as an MG?

It cost more to run than the ZS180 did, more to insure and kept having issues, such as:

Rear Springs broke
Brake lines corroded through
In Tank Fuel Pump Failed
Under Bonnet Fuel Pump Failed
EGR Clogged up and stopped air getting to the engine
Clutch went along with Hydraulics and Duel Mass Flywheel
Fuel Filter decided it no longer liked living and dumped fuel out the tap in the bottom (WTF??? Tap in the bottom??)
Common Rail Diesel Leak Off Pipes, leaked fuel
Common Rail Diesel Leak Off Pipe T peices became Porous and leaked fuel
Someone drove into the back of it and damaged the chassis minimally (ok not the car's fault... but still cost money)
Rear Brake Calipers decided they no longer wanted to live and froze solid
Handbrake decided it liked being off more than on, even when you wanted it to be on
Gearbox leaked oil
Tyres kept wearing oddly, dispite numerous tracking adjustments
ATC system failed
Radio packed in taking the CD Changer with it
It did 32 MPG max on average, round town (More expensive fuel too!) - only time it did more was cruise controled 65mph long distance motorway driving...

Shall I go on? :p

Jerry Zedman
01-06-2012, 12:38 PM
No? I've never even sat in an astra to my knowledge... let alone brought one?

Went from the Blue ZS180 to a Red Rover 75 Tourer (Big mistake) and then from that to a Red MK1 Hatch 180 (modified) and now on a Black MK2 180 :D:D

Sorry mate, them Rovers and Vauxhalls all look the same.

MartinW
01-06-2012, 12:43 PM
Even worse, the MGs all look like Protons, allegedly, the new ones anyway.

Blimey that is a long list of faults, I always heard the diesel 75/ZT were supposed to be so reliable, but I agree, the diesel is a waste of time for urban commuting.

Jerry Zedman
01-06-2012, 12:47 PM
Well done Sam, it looks a nice car. I wanted a Mk2 ZS when they came out but funds didn't stretch that far thus I settled for a nearly new late registered Mk1 at the time.

GT
01-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Jerry, are you feeling alright? :lol:

I think you've been spending too much time sniffing petrol (sic) or on the wrong forums!

GT
01-06-2012, 02:13 PM
From what I can tell, the modifications are as follows...


X-power badging to the grille.
De-baged bootlid.
Stainless exhaust (silencer, at least?)
Either painted or modified brake calipers, with x-power branding
MGF stering airbag module
X-Power sticker branding on the alcantata front seat backs


But I didn't get the chance to get a proper look!

GT
13-06-2012, 04:12 PM
Forgot to add...

* Mudflaps
* Painted rear bumper insert

The Express Valeter
13-06-2012, 10:54 PM
It cost more to run than the ZS180 did, more to insure and kept having issues, such as:

Rear Springs broke
Brake lines corroded through
In Tank Fuel Pump Failed
Under Bonnet Fuel Pump Failed
EGR Clogged up and stopped air getting to the engine
Clutch went along with Hydraulics and Duel Mass Flywheel
Fuel Filter decided it no longer liked living and dumped fuel out the tap in the bottom (WTF??? Tap in the bottom??)
Common Rail Diesel Leak Off Pipes, leaked fuel
Common Rail Diesel Leak Off Pipe T peices became Porous and leaked fuel
Someone drove into the back of it and damaged the chassis minimally (ok not the car's fault... but still cost money)
Rear Brake Calipers decided they no longer wanted to live and froze solid
Handbrake decided it liked being off more than on, even when you wanted it to be on
Gearbox leaked oil
Tyres kept wearing oddly, dispite numerous tracking adjustments
ATC system failed
Radio packed in taking the CD Changer with it
It did 32 MPG max on average, round town (More expensive fuel too!) - only time it did more was cruise controled 65mph long distance motorway driving...

Shall I go on? :p

That list of faults will be most of the BMW supplied parts then.