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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 20-01-2006, 20:27 Thread Starter
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why mgs or rovers?

why do we love them so much (apart from being british!)
of all the cars i have owned i always look back at my previous mg's/rovers with the most affection . but i dont know why??
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Because they have that special feeling that other car makers just cant match
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Because they have that special feeling that other car makers just cant match
especially my old 820i i had until some drunk b*w driver shortened it by two feet at the front! and then drove off
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I've been asked that question a few times and I just don't know. Britishness is undeniably a major factor for me, but it also runs much deeper than that.

To steal a line from Keith Adams at http://www.austin-rover.co.uk 'it is the eternal soap opera. And like all good dramas, this one contains masses of compelling stories and personalities, which intertwine to form an unmissable, shocking, depressing engrossing story. BMC>Rover has it all: laughter, tears, good times and bad.

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i was drawn to them not only because they are british, but also because of the classy styling and the sumptuous interiors that no other manufacturer in the same price band could match.
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buying british comes first, and i also believe the z range of mg's are the best looking vehicles on the road today, i bought solely for looks to start with, and had my zr105+ built to my spec, then i bought two zr 160s for a bit of power.since 2002 i have spent 36k on mgr cars, and it has been money very well spent.
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Another Point I'd like to give as a reason

You get more BHP per pound on a relatively young vehicle due to percieved vehicle value!
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buying british comes first, and i also believe the z range of mg's are the best looking vehicles on the road today, i bought solely for looks to start with, and had my zr105+ built to my spec, then i bought two zr 160s for a bit of power.since 2002 i have spent 36k on mgr cars, and it has been money very well spent.
ouch !!! thats got to hurt!!!!!!!!!
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ouch !!! thats got to hurt!!!!!!!!!
no not realy, all the three cars have been fantastic value and no trouble, i did not buy them to make money but to enjoy them. most of my cash has been spent on cars and women.....the rest i have wasted..lol
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My dad's white P6 2000TC hooked me all those year agos, my first car was a Dolomite 1500HL and then unfortunelty I got onto the company car treadmill have now opted out (15 years later) and brought a ZT-T. Best thing I have ever done!
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I have just worked this out and from 1995 to present date i have spent over 40000 on MG/Rover cars but i dont begrudge a penny of it
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my parents always had austins, so i bought automaticaly bought a rover and they just fell right if that makes any sense
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i was drawn to them not only because they are british, but also because of the classy styling and the sumptuous interiors that no other manufacturer in the same price band could match.
Exactly. They have a 'soul' that you just dont find in any other mass-market car.
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My reasons for choosing (another) Rover:
  • Excellent history of reliability with previous R200
  • Better overall driving position than the competition
  • Significantly better value for money than the competition
  • Not a Eurobox
  • More toys than the competition
  • More fun to drive
  • More powerful than other brands with similar engine capacity
Oh, and a overriding desire not to handover hard earnt (or something like that) British income to Johnny Foreigner.
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