With the demise of our car industry due lack of investment little wonder really...if the opportunity prevails check up on a Chinese vehicle named "Roewe" purely out of curiousity 😊,GaryPerhaps I've been guilty of not doing enough research before my last post. I wasn't aware of the engine carry overs, or the extent of MG's dealerships.
But a quick search on Google has revealed the brand does have some of the issues I listed in #9, suggesting that like the early Japanese and Korean imports the Chinese have under estimated the UK's environmental conditions and failed to include enough rust protection.
And even reported on this forum, the dealer network seems to have problems accepting some problems with their products do exist.
MG may be leading the pack here in the UK, but in general the Chinese car manufacturing is still on its infancy, and with the plethora of new manufacturers, they are likely to not have fully grasped the engineering and vehicle dynamics wisdom the legacy manufactures have. They still have a lot to learn about the uniqueness of the UK market.
I'm fairly certain there are many new owners of MG's and other new Chinese brands who are delighted, but will that delight continue as Thier vehicles get older. Will they be easy and still be as cheap to maintain over the long term.
We are going to see an increase in the numbers of Chinese made cars on our roads, and like the Japanese back in the 1970's they are very likely to cause many of the legacy manufactures some real problems.
Like respect and trust the reliability of the vehicles and after service has to earned, not purchased.