Lacquer bubbled and flaked off front bumper.
Folding rear seat release handle broke rendering rear seat unfoldable - Parts took 7 months to arrive.
Heater control knob broke off.
No less than 12 various pieces of rubber and plastic have fallen off the interior trim.
Engine decided to one day refuse to start, then when it did on a third attempt started to belch white smoke out of both ends of the car, along with flashing engine light and heavy petrol smell. Dealer could not find a fault and described it as the car having ' a moment' - not confidence inspiring!
Nippy small car, handles like a dream, hard ride horrendous on long journeys which may put off normal buyers who won't accept the pay off that good handling means hard ride. This is not a car you buy for motorway driving or town driving - it's a country roads car!
Cabin nicely laid out, but would be good to see more modern switchgear - parts from 1980's Metros, Maestros and Rover 200's don't make you feel like you are driving something brand new. Equipment level is very sparse for the price. Some might say weight saving!
MG Image is generally good, ZR starting to suffer from the Boy Racer image in my opinion, which it didn't use to have.
Dealers seem to argue heavily over every warranty claim and the warranty is not very comprehensive, with too many exclusions and catches after Year 1 - Customer Service is generally poor and puts me off buying another car from the company . I can accept problems if they are dealt with effectively, but I have yet to experience a speedy and hassle free warranty claim, with 4 different dealers across the country.