Get the wheels aligned on your car, and check tyre pressure. I drove an Insignia demonstrator that was better than a Mondeo for handling, and not far off a BMW 3-Series.What ever you do don't buy an insignia thing handles like its tires are made from Jelly.:errx2:
Fine cruising down the motorway will return 50mpg all day long but throw it anything resembling a corner and it surrenders like a French army patrol.
Have one at the moment on hire so she's getting a good road test, trying to swap for a new Ford Mondullo now.
Good honest opinion!I received a call from a very professional sounding salesman from West Riding MG in Bradford today in response to an email enquiry I made at the weekend. He looked at a part-x deal for my 54 ZT135Cdti and came back with a figure I wasn't happy with. His demonstrator on the other hand was of great interest and after confirming that it was 174g/km CO2 version I arranged to make the 100 mile round trip to look it over, discuss further and purchase.
I arrived at the showroom that to my surprise had MG totems and signs proudly displayed. As expected the demonstrator was prominently parked in the car park looking gleaming in Arctic White. I was genuinely quite excited at this point, having said to my Dad on the way up "I just know I will buy it as soon as I drive it".
There were two used TSEs in the bright, clean and spacious showroom that is shared with Toyota but the brands are in very distinct halves. There was a Red pre reg SE GT in the carpark and what appeared to be two new MGs round the back still covered in the protective film from the factory.
I headed straight for the White demonstrator I had travelled to see and it looked everything I had expected it to from the internet pictures I have seen. The salesman joined us, tentatively guessing that we were his expected visitors.
I sat in the driving seat and tried to take everything in, the plastics seemed fine to me even the rotary wheels in the steering wheel were fine. My excitement upon seeing the exterior had gone though, this is no MGZT it has no ambience. I can still remember the excitement I felt when I first sat in a MGZT almost 10 years ago, the same excitement was felt by my Dad and over the following months we both bought new ones and I bought a new TF at the same time for the same reason.
Back to the exterior the doors shut with a nice clunk and the panel fit is superb. The paint appears to be better than pretty much every BMW I have ever seen (no orange peel effect). we sorted out the insurance for the test drive and due to the central Bradford rush hour traffic the salesman came along to guide us around.
The controls seem perfectly acceptable, everything where you expect it and positive in operation. I didn't test performance as it is of no interest to me. The car drives solidly without any noises and my Dad commented on how quiet it was, he does have a 190 though so he would.
I am a cash buyer and my Wife fully expected me to return with a new car, all I needed was for this car to set my pulse racing a little and I am so disappointed to say it didn't. It is a nice car in every respect I can't actually fault any aspect of it other than it didn't excite me. It could have been any car from any brand and it displayed no MG DNA to me.
We negotiated on price as this was now the only feature of the car that would secure a sale to me. There is no way I can give away my perfectly sound MGZT for £750, but that is apparently all it is worth. Even though this MG6 is very competitively priced we were £500 away from a price that would have had me sign there and then.
I am not saying I won't buy it tomorrow, after I have slept on it. I am not saying I won'y buy a different MG6 at some point in the next few weeks but I genuinely wish it had more to attract me than a low price and an MG badge.
You should at least have a go in ths MG6. They remind me of the 75/ZT in the way they drive and feel and they are the same sort of size and weight. Interior quality is good too in my opinion. Cheap plastics my @rs~.Good honest opinion!
I'm not against the MG6 (I have not even driven one) ... They were all inferior to an old 75/ZT for the physical qualities that matter to me
Lexus Bradford had their two TSEs advertised at £10790 two weeks back, they have since put them up by £1000. I have to say the Grey Magnette looks great, the colour really shows the strong styling lines off. I did consider it but having an X-Power ZT & X-Power TF for the last 8 years I wanted a colour change. Give Mark a call, tell him I sent you and you want a £1k off .This was a fantastic buy. Been watching this one my self for the last few months. Just six months old 12 plate with under 4k miles in the right colour for just £10,490. I guess £10k cash would have bought it. If it had been a GT model, I would have gone for it weeks ago!!
Check out this top spec TSE model. This is the best bargain about at the moment. I am tempted, but it's white I really want
Grey would be my last choice of colour. Plus it's a GT a prefer the look of. A White TSE or BTCC model would be my first choice, but the Union blue looks nice as does the Regal Red I have seen in the metal. I am tempted to order new, but when you can pick six month old examples up for under £11k, it makes sence to buy second hand and save £5kLexus Bradford had their two TSEs advertised at £10790 two weeks back, they have since put them up by £1000. I have to say the Grey Magnette looks great, the colour really shows the strong styling lines off. I did consider it but having an X-Power ZT & X-Power TF for the last 8 years I wanted a colour change. Give Mark a call, tell him I sent you and you want a £1k off .
Honestly the Grey suits the car and probably needs to be seen in the flesh to appreciate it. They also have a Red 12 Reg GT SE and I agree that colour suits well also, the Orange doesn't do it for me.Grey would be my last choice of colour. Plus it's a GT a prefer the look of. A White TSE or BTCC model would be my first choice, but the Union blue looks nice as does the Regal Red I have seen in the metal. I am tempted to order new, but when you can pick six month old examples up for under £11k, it makes sence to buy second hand and save £5k
It's not my choice.You should at least have a go in ths MG6.