Let down by niggles, could have been great
Dashboard flexes and rattles terribly.
Windows rattle in the doors.
Caliper and wheel squeaks that no amount of copper grease would solve.
Water leaks in through door seals.
Water leaks in through wing mirror seals.
Doors constantly need re-aligned and will also rattle if left unattended.
Original seats saggy, needed replaced at 25,000 miles.
Paintwork seemed very susceptible to stone chips, which then rust.
Heater controls stick.
One of those cars that no matter how much you treat with kid-gloves, it still seems to want to give you grief.
With that in mind and for some reason you can't quite explain, the thrill factor remains and you still enjoy driving it.
Biggest problem for me were the rattles and squeaks (from everywhere), I know it's a convertible, but surely MG could have used some felt tape around the dash and doors to improve it.
Decent performance, seemed to have a lack of torque though.
Surprisingly practical, big boot. Boot rack adds more carrying capability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th May, 2006