MG GS - Anyone tempted by one.

MG GS - Anyone tempted by one.

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Troubleatmill

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10,210 posts

131 months

Tuesday 5th July 2016
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Just seen the TV advert.

£15K.

My eyes still burn.

EnglishTony

2,552 posts

71 months

Tuesday 5th July 2016
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Anyone tempted by one?

I'm not.

kambites

62,921 posts

193 months

Tuesday 5th July 2016
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With no hybrid or diesel option, I can't see them selling many here.

It looks vaguely OK to me, no worse than the norm for small SUVs and far better than some (yes I'm looking at you, X1).

Sycamore

768 posts

90 months

Tuesday 5th July 2016
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Saw the advert and thought it looked vile.

Drove by the MG dealership near me and thought it still looked vile.

I've only seen maybe 5 MG 6's since their release. I can't imagine I'll see any of their new creation. It's a shame what happened to MG

kuro

1,558 posts

91 months

Tuesday 5th July 2016
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Just Googled to see what it looks like. fking horrible!

Lagerlout

1,806 posts

208 months

Tuesday 5th July 2016
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Chinese tat. Really winds me up. BL started the downward slide but it's really the final straw seeing rubbish like this being associated with what was once a proud, world famous brand.

northwest monkey

6,291 posts

161 months

Tuesday 5th July 2016
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Some unfair comments about MG on here. I'm sure that back in the 1950s, the cars were second to none, however anyone under the age of 43 (which I am) will only know MG as a company that made cars that broke down a lot or were a bit st (or both) - be that MGB, Metro, Maestro or Montego. To say the company has been ruined by Chinese ownership is well, just wrong really. What was there to ruin?

I had an MG6 for a couple of years and to sum up I would have to say "better than I expected". Apart from a window motor, nothing went wrong - it was very reliable. Went to France in it a couple of times and even sitting in traffic in 35' heat with the aircon on near Nantes it never even threatened to overheatlaugh

The dealers and parts availability can be very hit and miss though. The dealer I used originally (in Wigan) was st. If there was a car on fire in front of them they'd have taken an hour to diagnose it & a further hour to agree what to do about it. Luckily, a dealer more local to me (in Nelson) took on the MG franchise and they were miles better.

All that said, I wouldn't buy a new MG - they make much more sense used.

Mr Tidy

15,729 posts

99 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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So nothing much has changed then - they were dreadful back in the 60s and the 70s then pretty much died in the 80s!

Tired worn-out old garbage cobbled together from whatever bits they could find cheaply - standard MG approach!

Why would you?.......


The Spruce goose

30,927 posts

167 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Looks like all the other SUVs out there. The 1.5 engine is shared with GM so some creditability. look at the price against a Dacia and you get more for your money if that is what you want.


JulianHJ

8,463 posts

234 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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I'm hoping the brand will be put out of it's misery and the Chinese will cut their losses.

Butter Face

25,512 posts

132 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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The Spruce goose said:
Looks like all the other SUVs out there. The 1.5 engine is shared with GM so some creditability. look at the price against a Dacia and you get more for your money if that is what you want.
It's about the same size as a duster.

The GS model starts at £14995 with a petrol engine.

For £12895 you can have a Laureate petrol duster which has pretty much the same spec (and arguably a better brand) and you could even have a Prestoge model with lots of extra kit for £14495 with a Diesel engine!

HTP99

18,888 posts

112 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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JulianHJ said:
I'm hoping the brand will be put out of it's misery and the Chinese will cut their losses.
Does well in China, I think it is only in the the UK to keep its Britishness for the Chinese.

OverSteery

3,254 posts

203 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Troubleatmill said:
Just seen the TV advert.

£15K.

My eyes still burn.
Is that the aspiration one, where the family (wait for it) use the MG to go out for a Pizza? Now that really is a life style to be jealous of.

TwigtheWonderkid

37,016 posts

122 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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northwest monkey said:
To say the company has been ruined by Chinese ownership is well, just wrong really. What was there to ruin?
100% this. MG are now cars that will get you to your destination, which is a massive step up from the BL days.

sato

571 posts

183 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Most MG dealers I see are tacked onto the side of rural petrol stations. If you're really not that into cars, a local and friendly dealer is quite a big plus. Rural places tend to have old people, exactly the type of person who will buy this type of car. They are never going to top the sales charts, but I think they will do ok.

bungz

1,627 posts

92 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Bloke up the road has a 6, wont lie they look ok in the flesh, style reminds me of a Insignia.

Balls to buying one new though be worth nothing as soon as you sign for it.

burritoNinja

690 posts

72 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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No. There is an MG dealer near me and the cars just look crap. I've looked around the MG3 and it is on level with a Dacia. Fair enough they are budget cars and are aimed at a certain market. MG3 is probably a good little car for a new driver. Saying that, there are way better cars for the money such a small Toyota Yaris, Citreon C1, VW UP.

Ej74

1,026 posts

157 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Someone on my road has the newish MG 2 seater and then bought a brand new MG....

Looks like the parts bins was raided at Halfords and eBay

lickatysplit

464 posts

102 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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personally I don't see much wrong with it. If it wasn't for MG's massive depreciation values I would of bought a 6 a while ago.

The Spruce goose

30,927 posts

167 months

Wednesday 6th July 2016
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Ej74 said:
Looks like the parts bins was raided at Halfords and eBay
PH bingo..