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I haven't seen one in person, but a dealer on Facebook had posted that the sat nav is now available on all new and used mg3. The USB/aux facilities are moved to the glove box when the sat nav is fitted.
 

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What an odd swap! A ZT is nothing like an MG3. However, an MG6 has actual and perceived similarities, and is far better than a 3. We have both (both petrol). The MG3 is OK knocking around, but on the open road (if you can find one), the 6 knocks spots off it in nearly every way. Don't take my word for it - test drive both, if you can find a dealer - none in most of the North West. Unfortunately, you can only get a new MG6 as a diesel, these days. However, a petrol 6 does virtually the same mpg as a 3 in all conditions.

Dammit, I'm on my hobby horse again.
 

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I must admit the change is being driven by the need for my 21 & 18 YO sons to drive & their insurance costs. If I had my way I would keep the ZT which I've had since new in 2003 :frown:

I thought the 3 was well packaged with an interior that wasn't trying too hard to be different. Lots of room inside as well. I like the 6 ( also great value) but the insurance for the boys would give me a proper nose bleed.
 

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I must admit the change is being driven by the need for my 21 & 18 YO sons to drive & their insurance costs. If I had my way I would keep the ZT which I've had since new in 2003 :frown:
Might be worth looking at the 6 then.. My missus is 21 and has 3 points and I'm only £350 a year for the 6..

Her Sandero Stepway is even cheaper and she is main driver on that.

MG6 may even be cheaper than the 3 as its not seen as a "yoofs" car.
 

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Thanks Figo,

Thats a really good insurance cost for the Mrs - presumably she has been driving for a while?

I got some insurance quotes and, predictably, my 18YO has a much greater effect that the 21YO on the cost - both will be new drivers when they eventually get to drive the car.

I've gone for an MG3 which I will hopefully collect next week. I will review once I get some miles on it.

ZT should be on Autotrader in the next few weeks :-(


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you can buy a tom tom with speed camera updates and time of life map updates... for under £200 you can take it out of the car just by unclicking, it, and use it anywhere, ie, after you park the car and need directions to walk through a city centre you have never been to before, with all the places of interest, and just the place you want to walk to... highlighted and directed.. or you can plug it into your laptop, and use it there too... why have a machine that can only be used in your car?, would you buy a phone that cost £427 and could only be used in your car... ha.. money for nothing... and the cheques are free..
 

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We have one of the Sat Navs fitted to my brother Nicks MG3 at Summit Garage, we're only in Dudley, so call in if you want to have a look at how it operates.
John - Thanks for the offer but I think I will get use to the car and then decide on the sat nav.

Why don't you write a review as there seems to be very little info on the unit?

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you can buy a tom tom with speed camera updates and time of life map updates... for under £200 you can take it out of the car just by unclicking, it, and use it anywhere, ie, after you park the car and need directions to walk through a city centre you have never been to before, with all the places of interest, and just the place you want to walk to... highlighted and directed.. or you can plug it into your laptop, and use it there too... why have a machine that can only be used in your car?, would you buy a phone that cost £427 and could only be used in your car... ha.. money for nothing... and the cheques are free..
Incony - I tend to share your logic & your view, I have this removable set up in my ZT using a wired Brodit clamp and it has been a good solution.
However, I have a Landrover with a built in sat-nav and think it's great - it is always ready to be used with no set-up to do each time you use the car & better security. I do like tech but I agree there seems to be no logic to in having an expensive sat-nav in a cheap car.

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security should not be an issue.. the sat nav should be removable.. it should be able to be used outside of the car for that money, working on its own stored battery power.. just like an off the shelf sat nav can..

my MGF Freestyle still has its original hi fi... its coded.. if i try to remove it or the battery goes flat in the car.. i have to enter its code.. else it stays inoperable.. if i was designing a new car, its sat nav would be able to be used anywhere, just like a phone can - why would making a security pin be so difficult... ? MGF were doing it with the hi fi 16 years ago..

£ 427 isnt peanuts is it? a weeks wages? you work a week or more, just to get something that isnt easily used at all.. and must remain in the car to work..?

on your bike mr salesman.. you suck. :)
 
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