Haven't been on the forum for a little while. Came back today and read the sad news. After 81 years it looks as if it is over for MG. Scanned the web under "MG Rover demise"....every British front page is plastered with the news. What a week, the Pope's funeral - very sad watched by millions and millions, the marriage of what's his name and her - who cares and the fall of MG Rover - also sad for the owners of the cars, Longbridge workers, suppliers. Haven't been following the news with the SAIC negotiations, but clearly they came to nought. My only consolation is that I had traded in my ZT back in January for the Benz CLK. Still a sad say. The papers are full of plans for Blair and his government to do things, SAIC to come in and buy the bits it wants - cheap. Who knows? Every morning I pass a brand new super MG Rover show room that is being built in the north shore of Sydney. What will become of that? It is is situated next to a Jaguar showroom that is undergoing refurbishment. With sales way down for Jaguar, it seems to be quite a sad reflection of British automotive prowess in this part of Australia.