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"One of the UK's most iconic motoring brands is about to make a welcome return home. MG, now owned by the Chinese firm SAIC Motor Corporation, is set once again to go into production at the old Rover plant in Longbridge towards the end of the year. It's great news for car workers in the area who lost their jobs when Rover went into administration back in 2005. Whilst the new owners have made MG cars for sale in China, the move marks their first foray into the European car market - and the latest chapter in a story that started as long ago as 1924 when MG very first went into production. "
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Production of 'proper' MG's ended in 1980, although there are those who will argue it was 1974 when the hated rubber bumpers first appeared on the B. Whichever, with the possible exception of the RV8, anything subsequent was not worthy of the badge and most certainly not the hairdressers and gays favourite, the MGF.

I have little doubt that the Chinese offerings will follow the tradition.

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I do hope MG will poach the person that names Mazdas - he/she has such imagination coming up with a great family of vehicles based on the fantabulist Bongo name as you can also get a Bongo Brawny or a Bongo Friendee.
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Let's hope they don't take on the guy responsible for naming the Nissan Cedric [:-))]

Whilst we're here:

ACURA -Another Crummy, Useless, Rotten Automobile

AMC -A Major Cost

AMC -Another Major Catastrophe

AUDI -Accelerates Under Demonic Influence

AUDI -Another Ugly Duetsche Invention

AUDI -Always Undermining Deutsche Intelligence

BMW -Beastly Monstrous Wonder

BMW -Beautiful Masterpieces on Wheels

BMW -Beautiful Mechanical Wonder

BMW -Barely Moving Wreck

BMW -Big Money Waste

BMW -Born Moderately Wealthy

BMW -Breaks Most Wrenches

BMW -Brings Me Women

BUICK -Big Ugly Imitation Chrome King

BUICK -Big Ugly Indestructible Car Killer

CADILLAC -Crazy And Demented Idiots Like Large American Cars

CADILLAC -Cars Are Driven In Long Lines And Crashed

CHEVROLET -Car Has Extensive Valve Rattle, Or Loud Engine Ticks

CHEVROLET -Cracked Heads, Every Valve Rattles, Oil Leaks Every Time

CHEVROLET -Cheap, Hardly Efficient, Virtually Runs On Luck Every Time

CHEVY -Cheapest Heap Ever Visioned Yet

DODGE -Damn Old Dirty Gas Eater

DODGE -Dead On Day Guarantee Expires

DODGE -Dead On Delivery, Go Easy

DODGE -Dead Or Dying Garbage Emitter

DODGE -Drips Oil Drops Grease Everywhere

EDSEL -Every Day Something Else Leaks

FIAT -Failed In A Tunnel

FIAT -Failure In Automotive Technology

FIAT -Feeble Italian Attempt at Transportation

FIAT -Fix It Again Tony

FORD -Falling Off: Rusty Door

FORD -Fast Only Rolling Downhill

FORD -Fantastically Orgasmic Realistic Dream

FORD -Fatally Obese Redneck Driver

FORD -Finally Obsolete Racing Device

FORD -Fireball On Rear Denting

FORD -Fixed Or Repaired Daily

FORD -Flip Over Read Directions

FORD -Flipping Over Results in Death

FORD -Flipped Over Roadside Disaster

FORD -Fords Only Run Downhill

FORD -Forward Only; Reverse Defective

FORD -Found On Redneck's Driveway

GEO -Good Engineering Overlooked

G. M. -General Maintenance

G. M. -Goshdarn Mess

G. M. -Generally Misunderstood

GMC -Generic Made Chevy

GMC -Get More Chicks

GMC -Gets Mechanics Crazy

GMC -Gotta Mechanic coming

GMC -Great Motor Car

HONDA -Had One, Never Do-that Again

HONDA -Hang On, Not Done Accelerating

HYUNDAI -How Your Usual Nerd Drives An Import

IROC -I Race Other Cars

IROC -I Reek Of Cologne

IROC -Ignorant Retard Out Cruising

JEEP -Just Eats Every Part

JEEP -Junk Engineering Executed Poorly

KIA -Killed In Action

KIA -Kills In Accidents

LTD -Long Term Debt

LTD -Lousy Transportation, Dammit!

LTD -Long, Thin Dumpster

MAZDA -Most Always Zipping Dangerously Along

MAZDA -My! Another Zany Detroit Assassin!

MERCEDES -Most Eccentric Rich Capitalists Enjoy Driving Expensive Sedans

M.G. -Money Guzzler

MITSUBISHI -Mostly In The Shop Undergoing Big Investments, Sometimes Halfway Incomplete

MUSTANG -Men Usually Stand Together And Never Go

NISSAN -Nine Idiots Standing, Saying Absolutely Nothing

NISSAN -Needless Innovations, Silly, Stupid, Automotive Nonsense

OLDS MOBILE -Oh, Look, Dammit! Some Massive Oil Burning Idiot's Leaking Everything.

OLDSMOBILE -Old Ladies Driving Slowly Make Others Behind Infuriatingly Late Every day.

OLDSMOBILE -Old Ladies Drive Slow - Mostly Over Bridges Into Lake Erie

PINTO -Put In Nickel To Operate

PINTO -Paid Inspector Nicely To Overlook

PLYMOUTH -Police Laugh, Young Men Ogle, All Underestimating This Heap

PONTIAC -People On Narcotics Think It's A Chevy

PONTIAC -Poor Old Nitwit Thinks It's A Cadillac

PONTIAC -Puts Out Noxious Toxins In All Cities

PORSCHE -Piece Of Rubbish, Saps Continually High Expense

PORSCHE -Proof Of Rich Spoiled Children Having Everything

PROBE -Plainly Runs Only By Exception

SAAB -Send Another Automobile Back

SAAB -Swedish Automobiles Always Breakdown.

SAAB -Swedish Automobiles Are Beastly

SAAB -Sad Attempt At Beauty

SAAB -Sorry Auto, Always Broken

SAAB -Swedish Automobile-Always Broken

SATURN -Sounds Absolutely Terrible, Unbelievable Rattling Noises

SUBARU -Screwed Up Beyond All Repair Usually

SUBARU -Sorry Unreal Bonsai Attempt at a Russian U-boat

TOYOTA -Too Often Yankees Overprice This Auto

TOYOTA -Torturous On Your Old Tired Ass

TRIUMPH -This Really Is Unreliable Man, Please Help!

TRIUMPH -Tried Repairing It Until My Parts Hurt!

TRIUMPH -The Risk In Useless Machinery Pays Heavily

VOLVO -Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object

VW -Virtually Worthless

VOLKSWAGEN -Very Obsolete, Losers Knowingly Suffer With All German Engineered Nonsense

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Hmm, have to admit from a 3/4 view it doesn't look too bad, there are even a couple of MG styling cues lurking in there, but side on it's distinctly underwhelming and take away the MG badge and it could be by any anodyne euro manufacturer, but with it's Rover 75 underpinniungs what was one to expect [blink]


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