Welcome to the forum.
I would always take anything the Muppets at Autocar say with a pinch of salt. Go and see it for yourself and make your own mind up. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw & drove the MG3 - so much that I bought one :-) If I had listed to the motoring 'experts' then I would have probably never made the effort.
I think MG have hit the nail on the head with the 1.5T engine as Diesels are now perceived to be 'the work of Satan' and a 2.0T would not be as fuel efficient. The need (or otherwise) for 4wd has been well covered in other threads so I will not open up that wound.
I think the entry level price is spot on but I'm finding it hard to justify the premium for the more expensive models in terms of extra kit. I'm surprised there is no red colour option?
5 year warrant is a real BONUS.
Let us know how you get on - a review would be great.
Last edited by Alastair; 14-06-2016 at 21:34.