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That poor MG badge; it has been stuck on pretty indifferent automobiles in the past, but pretending a Rover 200 with large bits of plastic stuck on it is now an MG is absolutely cringe worthy. It does the marque no favours at all.

The last proper desirable MG was the MG RV8.
 

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MartinW said:
Now your credibility is truly shot! RV8 desirable? Take a 1962 body shell, leave the cart-horse suspension at the back, make a few styling tweaks to the wings and lights etc and stick some walnut and leather inside the cockpit, then give it some outdated cast-off V8 block and sell it for similar money to a TVR! Not surprising the British stayed away in droves and left it to the Anglophillic Japanese to take most of them.

The MG RV8 had all the characteristics that one associates with a proper MG - hence the reason that the residuals on these models remain strong, and the car sought after in certain circles.

Your comments seem to indicate that by sticking an MG badge on an old Honda Civic, or Rover 75, makes them more acceptable as an 'MG' than a rear wheel drive two seater sports car with a charismatic engine and leather trimmed interior. I don't think so.

If Nanjing are not careful, they could end up making MG the most embarrassing automobile marque - ever!

An MG Streetwise. Whatever next?
 

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Same CVT used in the faux "MINI", if memory serves.
And the transmission was rubbish - hence dropped on the R56. Did the MINI no favours at all but should probably suit the aged MG.

You quote a faux MINI but support a Chinese owned MG. :rolleyes:

Are you a bitter hypocrite? :nod: :nod:
 

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Macdroitwich is full of people who actually think there is some merit in discussing old embarrassing BL relics like the Allegro, Maxi and Marina. :eek: :eek: Now, how sad is that? :confused:

Let me give you a lesson you can’t seem to grasp: the consequences of inflicting those very BL models onto the car buying public throughout the 1970s and 1980s is the very reason why BMW chucked Rover in the bin and the Chinese own what is left of the old BL empire. :nod:
 
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