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Old 07-13-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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MG are going to be revived by Nanjing motors (or whatever that chinese car manufacturer are called) and they will start selling MG in the UK and even the United States from the beginning of 2008!!!
what do you think the reaction in the US will be???
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:50 AM   #2
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MG are going to be revived by Nanjing motors (or whatever that chinese car manufacturer are called) and they will start selling MG in the UK and even the United States from the beginning of 2008!!!
what do you think the reaction in the US will be???
Pretty much what the reaction to MG in the states has been for the last 40 or so years. What's an MG?
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you're kidding aint ya???
As amazing as it may seem to you, not everyone in the US is entralled with MG's. Most British cars in general and any car linked to BLMC specifically is not highly thought of by the masses here. The fact that they're now going to be built by a Chinese company probaly won't do much to change that.
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:08 AM   #5
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theyre still going to be the same in design and everything, theyll even continue to build the MG ZT 260 with the Ford 4.6 V8

and others like the ZR, ZS, ZT, ZT-T, TF, MG SV and apparently a few other new ones
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:11 AM   #6
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theyre still going to be the same in design and everything, theyll even continue to build the MG ZT 260 with the Ford 4.6 V8 and others like the ZR, ZS, ZT, ZT-T, TF, MG SV and apparently a few other new ones
How terribly exciting. As I stated earlier, when they come to the states it'll be "what's an MG?". If they last five years here I'll be surprised. Can anyone say Sterling?

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/060712/af...8business.html

http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2...11/014455.html

http://www.mgcars.org.uk/cgi-bin/gen...BAL+INITIATIVE
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:51 AM   #7
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Hey, I like MGs!
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:31 PM   #8
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I really liked the old MG’s. I, for one, am glad to see them coming back. In my early years, they were pretty popular. University parking lots were filled with MG’s and Triumph’s, but they did have their maintenance issues.

Since the plant will be built about 100 miles from my home , in southern Oklahoma, I look forward to the economic benefits, it will bring.

I just hope they don’t use Lucus for the electrical system. LOL

I love the old badges. I can’t wait until someone brings back the Desoto.... or the Studebaker...., or the Hudson Hornet......, or the.............

Of course, there is the problem of China, building a car in America, using British blueprints......
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:52 PM   #9
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I really cant see them selling well in the US, I mean, they didn't sell very well over here, lol. I've never been a fan of Rovers in general, the worst move they ever made was when they stopped sticking the Honda 16-valve engines in 416's etc! I think their design has also not helped the their demise, and really fail to see how them being brought back by a Chinese car company is gonna help the one bit....
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Old 07-13-2006, 07:30 PM   #10
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Seeing the success of the MINI makes me think that MG will do pretty well.
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Seeing the success of the MINI makes me think that MG will do pretty well.
MINI is BMW, MG Rover isnt!!!
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MINI is BMW, MG Rover isnt!!!
I know that, I was saying that I think a new MG would be similiar to the MINI: small, sporty, semi-low production niche vehicle at a reasonable price. Since the MINI is very comparable to what a new MG might be like, then theoretically it would sell as well as the MINI.
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I know that, I was saying that I think a new MG would be similiar to the MINI: small, sporty, semi-low production niche vehicle at a reasonable price. Since the MINI is very comparable to what a new MG might be like, then theoretically it would sell as well as the MINI.
probably!, but not all the MG's are small cars, look at the MG ZT and MG SV!


but i do think they'll be sold as cheap, quick cars, in the likes of the Dodge/Chrysler Neon SRT 4
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:36 AM   #14
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I'm pretty excited for MG coming to America. However, I agree that there is a good chance they won't be very accepted.

Even more exciting news:

Alfa Romeo announced that they will begin selling cars in the US in 2009! We will first get the Brera, 159, and Spider! I can't wait!
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I know that, I was saying that I think a new MG would be similiar to the MINI: small, sporty, semi-low production niche vehicle at a reasonable price. Since the MINI is very comparable to what a new MG might be like, then theoretically it would sell as well as the MINI.
Reasonable price? If you ask me, a Mini is a little car for alot of money, but it'd be worth it if everything I read about them is right.
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