I agree Cat logistics/parts manufacturers aren't doing MG any favours, but MGR aren't doing themseleves any favours either. My car was off road for four months during the start of the changeover and every bit of faith I had in MGRover evapourated. If they can't get parts the VERY LEAST they could have done was provide an explanation. NONE, nothing, not a word. I rang the "help"desk, the parts line (engaged or not answered), wrote letters (with no reply) and just got increasing exasperated. If MG can't get the parts through no fault of their own they should AT THE LEAST communicate the difficulties to the customer.
Now that I have my car back on the road the issues have become a distant memory and I remember why I bought such a good car. BUT if MGR want to keep their customers for their next car purchase, they need to invest in some real customer relations.