Is MG any good at the moment?

They were great, then they were terrible, then they didn't exist at all, now or at least for a while now, they're back. So how are things with MG?

41w ago

MG currently bear little to no resemblance to the original company also called MG. But this "new" MG company does have a link at least to the original and far more revered MG.

But do MG actually make good cars? That's the key bit, isn't it? Well, in the UK at least, I've started to notice more and more modern day MGs so I can only assume that sales are on the up. MG have sort of snuck under the radar, as far as I'm concerned. For many years, I never even bothered to pay even the slightest bit of attention to a new MG, I would however be always interested if a classic MG from the olden days drove by.

Looks wise, these modern MGs are nice if nothing really to shout about. The interiors seem decent as do the exteriors. That's basically all there is to it. There isn't much in the way of flare and style to MG, they just sort of exist as another vacant bland object. Maybe, that's a bit blunt but these modern MGs lack any of those special qualities that made the classics so brilliant. Jaguar appear to have nailed this element that MG have failed at, modern Jaguars are head-turners, just like the classics from days gone by.

Hardcore MG enthusiasts don't even give this modern day MG brand the time of the day, for them MG died long ago. See, there must be something wrong with MG for this to be the case.

MG do make good cars, but they don't appear to make especially interesting cars. They have about as much personality and soul as a microwave oven or a flat-pack wardrobe. But, what do YOU think of MG? Comment below!👇

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Comments (8)

  • I have to say that today's MGs sold in Europe is just some rebranding models by SAIC's company like Roewe, MG, Baojun and so on in China. And the fact is that these brands are even not the mainstream in Chinese domestic market.

      7 months ago
  • Well, owning a MG-F, the last "true MG ever built" I would like to nuance things a bit.

    First of all, MG once started as the venture that brought the public "sportier" versions of Morris cars. Morris is largely remembered for the Mini and the Minor, which were not exactly sporty.

    Of course there were the dedicated sportscars, but except Mazda nobody can make a penny these days on small, affordable sportscars anymore, this is the era of bland SUV's and electrification.

    I'm still hoping the Chinese MG bosses will bring this out, it was the concept for MG's design language, and boy is it pretty...

      9 months ago
  • You’re right, they have no connection to the British sports car company. They’re not British, and they don’t make sports cars. Having got that out of the way, the reviews I’ve read have been good. They come across as very acceptable family crossovers with one very important bonus feature, they’re cheap. But not cheap and cheerless. They’re reasonably well specced and have plenty of space, and I’ve seen a few on the road and they look quite nice, about the size between an Audi Q3 and Q5. I reckon they get a tentative thumbs up from me.

      9 months ago
  • Today's MGs just look like rebadged Mazdas.

      9 months ago
  • All they need is a cool little roadster and they’ll be decent enough as a replacement I suppose

      9 months ago