I don't think you understand Clarksons comment's about Rover! Obviously "There's one Rover that has been stationary at the double mini-roundabout in Chipping Norton for 15 years, its driver paralysed with fear" is not a statement of fact so why quote it But then you have probably never driven round a roundabout let alone a double mini one?E46DinanM3 said:Read this- it focuses more on Rover then on MG, but many of the same ideas apply. Its written Jeremy Clarkson and he is pretty accurate on this one.
When it comes to the MG version of the Rover 45 mentioned in your quote, Clarksons comments are rather more straight forward - after a weekend family holiday testing one for a Sunday Times review, he summed up with the words: "You should try one. It's bloody good".
The more common quote for the MG ZS comes from Tiff Needell (racing driver); summing up the Top Gear review he said "The best handling front wheel drive car I've ever driven"
I agree. The most important thing is the design; with a good design both the UK built and Chinese built cars will be good cars and if your looking for a well designed sporty sedan then there is nothing wrong with an MG - after all the MG ZS took 3 podium finishes at the first round of the British Touring Car Championships at the weekend which given that they have no manufacturer support this year is impressive!E46DinanM3 said:I really think that most American consumers are smart enough to look behind a British badge to see what really goes into the car.
"The podium turned a distinct shade of orange as Rob Collard and Colin Turkington took second and third place respectively in the final BTCC race of the day."