Friday 12 August 2022 04:07 AM MG3 Australians unleash about the car that's sales are soaring trends now
Straight-talking Aussies have unleashed on a car currently taking the country by storm as one driver slams the vehicle as a 'truly hateful car'.
Normm Jean wrote a scathing review of the MG3, which can be purchased for $18,990 drive-away, making it the cheapest new car available in the country.
MG made its debut as one of Australia's highest-selling marques in March 2022 and has kept its place in the top 10 thanks to big sales of all three of its models - including the MG3, which is the best-selling vehicle in its segment.
The vehicle comes in three specifications, the Core priced at $18,990, the core with nav at $19,400 and the Excite, that has a price tag of $20,490.
He said he had been 'unfortunate' enough to take the Excite model for a spin and said he soon found he that he and the car were not compatible.
Straight-talking Aussies have unleashed on a car currently taking the country by storm as one driver describes the vehicle as a 'truly hateful car' (pictured, the MG3 Excite in white)
One MG3 owner described it a as a 'truly hateful car' and said people were better off buying a second-hand car. Pictured is a stock image of a man driving a car
'The salesperson told me she didn't think I would like it when she gave me the keys to the demo Excite model, so we were starting off good,' he said.
Mr Jean explained he was around 177cm tall and 'not a giant', but struggled to find a comfortable position in the hatchback.
'Not to mention the rattles that a car with 50 km shouldn't have,' he said.
The car enthusiast complained there was only one cup holder, no digital speedometer and that the sun-visors were too small.
'The plastic on the A-Pillar is so poorly fitting that it doesn't like up with the windscreen properly,' he said.
He said that in 2019 the MG3 Excite was selling for $17,490 drive away.
'The exact car is now $20,490. It hasn't been updated, or refreshed, it's just had its price hiked up. I told my friend it's a sh*t heap and went back to the dealer.
For most of its history, MG was associated with British open-top roadsters but that changed with the collapse of Rover in 2005, which saw the Chinese state-owned SAIC group take over (pictured is Scottish actor Ewan McGregor with a classic MGA from 1962
'In conclusion, if the MG3 was $12,990 drive away I would absolutely buy one. Because it's so cheap who cares.
'Drive the wheels off it, and send it to the wreckers when it's stuffed. But there is no way on earth that I would spend $21,000 on this car.'
Mr Jean told Daily Mail Australia the car's popularity was down to the reputation MG earned in the 1960s as the makers of a classic English sports car.
For most of its history MG - also known as Morris Garages - was associated with British open-top roadsters but that changed with the collapse of Rover in 2005, which saw the Chinese state-owned SAIC group take over.
Since then, MG has become synonymous with budget SUVs and hatches made in China - a far cry from its 1924 origins as a sports car