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Re: New MG's in America

Subject: Re: New MG's in America
From: Barrie Robinson <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 15:03:32 -0400
You have to wonder about the English mentality after WW2.  There's the MG - 
a sporty low cost vehicle aimed at fun.  But they gradually let the marque 
go sour while unions striked on every little matter and management put 
fingers up lowest orifice and minds in neutral.  Along comes the Miata to 
show how right Kimble was and  BL (or who-ever!) responds with not an MG 
but a bloody expensive leather bound, electric twitted, air-conditioned, 
all the gizmoes, "look-I'm-the-same" vehicle.  I would dearly love to buy a 
small two seater with no electric this and that, no leather, no power 
steering (it used to fine without power in TDs, TFs and MGBs) No power 
brakes, no space age materials, no fancy engine management, no computers, 
no ashtay, no clock, no pop-up this and pop-up that, no ABS, No EFI, no 
VTEC, no FFT, no WHAT, no YFOR, no MYGOD - and at a low price and all the 
charisma of an MG

At 09:46 AM 6/26/01 -0400, wrote:
>In a message dated 6/26/01 3:42:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > And so, I give a big yawn to MG's latest offerings. America is flooded 
> with
> > sports sedans, we don't need anymore, and the marque cannot compete 
> against
> > the BMW 3-series, the Benz C-class, and the Audi A4's. Enough is enough.
> > MG,
> >
>- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>I agree entirely, Tom.  The only way they could be sold here is in the under
>$20K range, and there is no way they can be profitable for very long if they
>try that.  I doubt that the new company has the money to design a new
>roadster either.  Their best bet would be to federalize the F, but could they
>be competitive with Miata in price?  I doubt it.
>Allen Hefner
>SCCA Philly Region Rally Steward
>'77 Midget
>'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport

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