The new(ish) Chinese MGs

#1
Not sure how many people here are aware but the MG marque was purchased by the Chinese back in 2005 and since then they've launched the MG6 (roughly Focus sized) and today they launched a FIAT 500 / MINI competitor the MG3.

I'm a bit of a MG - Rover fan (yes, they do exist) but the current mob in Longbridge are exceptionally inept so I'm just wondering how many people on this forum are;

A. Aware MG are still making cars

B. Aware that they launched a brand new car today

C. Care that MG still exist and would consider buying one.
 
#3
Not a chance, but give it time. Maybe not MG but one will eventually crack it.

Most new cars are half or more full of Chinese components.
 
#10
MG's are for people who can't spell TRIUMPH.
 
#11
Most new cars are half or more full of Chinese components.
Really? Source? Or just the usual "sure everything's Chinese these days" generalisation. I'm pretty sure the Chinese component count on my XF is well below 50%. A depressing amount of it is German, though.

Nelly: dead horse, mucker. It's only folks like you and I really know that MG Chop Suey Motor & Poisonous Toy Concern (UK) exists, and even we don't
care all that much.
 
#12
I owned an MGB GT, ******* brilliant motor and didn't make my bottom sore. no matter how far I drove.
My first proper car, and every other MG driver was a pal...

Last year I found myself in a disused warehouse in Nouakchott. Opening a double door, I was looking at 20 or so unused Chinese copies of the Mitsubishi pickup. Apparently nobody wanted them as there were no spares to be had. Nice cars, though. If the yellow peril can make a good copy of the MGB GT I'll have one (heavily discounted, though).
 
#15
You'll get problems with every car that's manufactured. Years later cars can get recalls.
Enjoy your Chinese car, my last Mercedes I sold at ten years old and p/ex value was £4k. In the ten years it didn't break down once.
What part of my opening post suggest I'd actually buy one? I'm a daft ****** but not THAT daft.

The fact of the matter is that Merc used shite quality tin and skimped on rust proofing in the late 90's / early 2000's. They're not as good or reliable as people seem to think but as long as you're happy with yours.
 
#19
You'll get problems with every car that's manufactured. Years later cars can get recalls.
Enjoy your Chinese car, my last Mercedes I sold at ten years old and p/ex value was £4k. In the ten years it didn't break down once.
I got your share of the M-B unreliability it seems. I've 2x W221 S Classes and they both had major suspension issues, and the second one was ready to shit its gearbox @ 21k miles.

I'm told that the rusty Mercs were due to shit steel, and the practice of "stretching" the panels. Apparently, that's why they rust from the middle.
 

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