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Looking at a MG 6 or MG 3? edit bought a mg 3 lux!

#1 Post by Vinny1979 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:37 pm

Anyone know of any forums, or any owners!

Looking at a 4-5 year old mg 6 GT tse or a 3-4 year old MG 3 lux?

Would be replacing my zs 180 ( well hers ) :laughing2

The 180 will be parked up next to the 220 turbo which is currently nursing its poorly gearbox :oops :laughing2
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#2 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:38 am

Don't bother, some had issues when only a few months old, the older ones more so, some people report fault free motoring but most lie to sell the brand to keep it in good graces, seen it first hand, rose tinted spec wearers most of them, although the 3 is very roomy with decent spec the engine is dire, the 1.4 ZR had more life to it, parts are hard to get and pricey, get a FOCUS or MONDEO, other brands are available, personally I would get a Toyota Avensis.
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Re: Looking at a MG 6 or MG 3?

#3 Post by Vinny1979 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:10 pm

:laughing2

Well well.

Picked up this little beauty.

3 decades of MG rover on my drive

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2005 mg zs
2016 mg 3 :laughing2

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Jesus my 220 is misted up inside!

Phase 2 MG 3 style lux, with all the options and leather.

Tbh it feels like a better put together mg zr mk2 :laughing2

Its actually a really big car as you can see its seriously tall, im 6ft and have so much space front and back its like a tardis,

do think it would look better on 17" wheels

I have a set of straights and mk2 180 wheels in the shed :rolleyes

Drives spot on, 21k with history.

Spec list is impressive too

Cruise control
auto wipers and lights
start stop
£125 to tax

etc etc

Its not mine I bought it for the mrs

Cheaper to run than the 180 and turbo :laughing2

The timing chain issues ended with the 2016 models, clutches are an issue but easy fix.

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Re: Looking at a MG 6 or MG 3? edit bought a mg 3 lux!

#4 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:51 am

The alloys of this generation of Renault Clio will fit with the addition of spigot adapters on the centre bore,
the drenalic diamond cut ones suit the MG3 quite well.



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Re: Looking at a MG 6 or MG 3? edit bought a mg 3 lux!

#5 Post by Vinny1979 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:12 pm

not mg wheels :laughing2

needs mg wheels
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Re: Looking at a MG 6 or MG 3? edit bought a mg 3 lux!

#6 Post by henryiett » Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:31 pm

Personally I think the current mg range is awful, and not worthy of the MG name
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#7 Post by Vinny1979 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:28 am

No complaints here after 16 months of ownership
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#8 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:55 am

Quite like the MG3 - smart looking car, especially the facelift models with the grille.
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Re: Looking at a MG 6 or MG 3? edit bought a mg 3 lux!

#9 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:41 pm

My parents-in-law have an MG3 'Style Lux' and have no complaints with it.

Admittedly, it could do with a more exciting engine (I do know of a company that has installed a 1.8 turbo K-series in one!) but it seems to be screwed together better than my 2005 ZR (and the 2005 ZS that my in-laws had before) even if it doesn't have the charisma of an MG Metro!

I am not sure about the new 'large' MGs though.......they just don't have anything about them that particularly appeals to me.
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#10 Post by henryiett » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:31 am

I don't like current mgs either, as they aren't well built
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Re: Looking at a MG 6 or MG 3? edit bought a mg 3 lux!

#11 Post by Vinny1979 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:33 am

Do you own a current model mg?

They are definitely better built than the late mk2 zr and zs. I own both , and better than anything post 2001 from rover after project drive
Tbh I’m looking at the HS next :laughing2

Not at the current £28k price mind

Will wait for the massive depreciation
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Re: Looking at a MG 6 or MG 3? edit bought a mg 3 lux!

#12 Post by henryiett » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:04 pm

My great aunt took a brand new one on a test drive and it broke down
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