MG to start production in Longbridge....

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MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby chickenjohn » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:15 am

http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/08042011/36/mg-0.html

Using mostly Chinese parts!!! I wonder if the cars will [comment removed by poster to avoid breaching the T&C's] warranty.

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although I won't be buying one, it has to be good news for employment in the local area.
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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby rossrox » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:27 am

:( another good name taken over by the chinese... im dreading to see what happens if tvr come back...
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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby chrisryder » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:30 pm

i live just up the road from longbridge and have been seeing these new MG's for months! must be pre-production mules. every time i see one my mind goes all over the place trying to work out what it is, i normally think 'oh that's a funny looking astra, or is it a ford?' and then i notice the MG badge an go 'eurgh! what a [self editted by poster to avoid annoying anybody] car!'

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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby Dean » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:05 pm

Oddly it was designed and developed in the UK.. but looks so Chinese. They do build them in China too, so I guess they had their own market in mind. Personally I'm not that keen on it, Britain can design damn good looking cars when given the resources.
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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby polo2k » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:33 pm

rossrox wrote::( another good name taken over by the chinese... im dreading to see what happens if tvr come back...
as far as I recall, the russians have owned TVR since the Sagaris. Besides, maybe some modern quality control could make the car what it should have been! im sure Trevor would want to see the brand being successful again.
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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby rossrox » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:02 pm

polo2k wrote:
rossrox wrote::( another good name taken over by the chinese... im dreading to see what happens if tvr come back...
as far as I recall, the russians have owned TVR since the Sagaris. Besides, maybe some modern quality control could make the car what it should have been! im sure Trevor would want to see the brand being successful again.
the russians own it now... but the chinese will get there hands on it haha, they always do :P
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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby polo2k » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:43 pm

thankfully the morris name has been spared ... so far
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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby d_harris » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:22 pm

From comments on another forum I frequent, the MG6 seems to be screwed together pretty well - certainly better so than in the final few years of MGR.

They look to be decently specc'd and competitivly priced for the market segment they are going for, and if I was in the market for a new car I'd certainly be giving one consideration.


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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby Matt » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:52 pm

Personally I think it looks like a kia/hyundai or something like that (korean) from the pic - but I will reserve judgement until I see it in the flesh.

If it doesn't have a reasonable warranty I doubt it will sell well...
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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby Dean » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:30 pm

Be interesting to see how long the diesel is away.. at launch it is only fitted with only a 1.8 chinese petrol engine. China don't do diesels, so either they are developing something or buying one in.
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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby Dean » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:00 pm

I mean just look at this beauty.... looking at this makes me want to have kids again. :D


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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby chrisryder » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:16 pm

i presume you mean the jag... :lol:

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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby beero » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:51 pm

Dean wrote:I mean just look at this beauty.... looking at this makes me want to have kids again. :D


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It doesn't look like a family car to me!


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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby MarkyB » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:49 am

I think "want to have kids again" is a euphemism for stirrings in the trouser dept. :)

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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby rayofleamington » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:20 am

It doesn't look like a family car to me!
Best looking car in the world (IMHO) - I get to see lots of these (XJ-L) every day.
There's room for 7 foot tall kids in the back...

With a site full of Range Rovers and Jag's it's harder to get back into my bargain-basement noisy sluggish eurobox at the end of the day..
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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby ASL642 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:52 am

Ray - what's wrong with taking the Morris to work every day.... then you've got something to look forward to at the end of it :D

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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby d_harris » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:03 pm

Cos its rotten in his garden :P


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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby rayofleamington » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:10 pm

I was planning to! Then it dawned on me that the MOT had recently run out :roll: :x :cry:
I'm hoping to rework the brakes ready for MOT within the next couple of weeks.
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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby bmcecosse » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:03 pm

" fitted with only a 1.8 chinese petrol engine " - I really can't understand anyone buying a petrol engined car these days - unless they plan to fit an LPG kit. So far - only Proton are selling an LPG car off the shelf.
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Re: MG to start production in Longbridge....

Postby rayofleamington » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:05 pm

I really can't understand anyone buying a petrol engined car these days - unless they plan to fit an LPG kit. So far - only Proton are selling a LPG car off the shelf.
a LOT of people buy petrol cars... In the EU the % is roughly 50/50 but the US is still yet to be educated on the benefits of diesel for cars. because of this, us Hybrid guys need to think about petrol hybrids as well as diesel hybrids - twice the work is twice the need for engineers.. 8)
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