October 27, 2020 at 10:34 pm #128081Tony
I’m picked those 2 cars out for my next mobility car cannot make my mind up witch 1 is best can the forum please help.. both automatic…
October 28, 2020 at 7:54 am #128094
Tony owners of the MG have had many problems on here I wouldn’t touch it
BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.October 28, 2020 at 7:56 am #128095StuartParticipant
The Tiguan is so far in front its just a dot on the horizon, No contest in my mind.
Tiguan SEL Auto in Tungsten Silver
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----------------------------October 28, 2020 at 1:09 pm #128115Dante
I have a MG HS Exclusive auto since July. It is beautiful to look at internally and externally & after having several SUVs in recent years – it’s the most comfortable SUV I’ve driven – most importantly good for & comforts my health conditions / disability.
The tech and specification is way beyond most others for the same AP.
I love it but I’ve had problem, niggles and issues – in particular with auto box performance, some tech being problematic on an ad hoc basis etc…
MG U.K. corporately are inept and dire communication / CRM.
A software update for the HS, to deal with common issues, is now available and called a ‘comfort software’ upgrade & therefore not critical – therefore not covered under warranty nor will Motability cover the cost.
MG dealers are doing different things, apart from the fact some say they know nothing about software updates – a few are providing the update for free – whilst other charge varying amounts – from £50 to £200 !!! My dealer stated £120!
the issues – auto not smooth, hesitating gear change, no power at times when needed, reviving but not engaging – these are ad hoc – it’s been back to the garage but they didn’t do much except the PDI which hadn’t been done when I originally collected the car.
the in board sat back resets every time
the electric tailgate malfunctioned ad hoc
The display screen has frozen ad hoc
the start / stop button hasn’t worked or recognised key ad hoc
BUT despite this I love it – thank good for google maps and Apple play etc…
the actual fit n finish is sublime & the red / black leather interior works for me.
the large panoramic opening sunroof is great etc.
averaging 40 mpg on combined journeys & 29 mpg around town
i will be taking back to dealer to look at the auto gearbox again & if not fully resolved this time will be having words with Motability operationsOctober 28, 2020 at 2:45 pm #128117ElliotParticipant
Unfortunately these tech issues are usual with Chinese goods. They rush the products out without testing them long term on the basis of fixing them as and when people report problems. The annoying part to me is they want to charge you to fix something that shouldn’t have been broken in the first place.
I wouldn’t touch one with a bargepole.October 28, 2020 at 3:11 pm #128122
Totally agree Elliot well said
BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.October 28, 2020 at 5:12 pm #128130vinalspinParticipant
Not even with a Chinese barge pole!October 28, 2020 at 7:04 pm #128136PhiljbParticipant
I couldn’t live with a car with as many issues as the MG, it’s cheap for a reason.
My health would suffer worrying about it leaving me stranded.October 28, 2020 at 7:19 pm #128138Tim
@dante Others seem to have glossed over your very detailed reply. Very much appreciate the info, thank you!November 17, 2020 at 12:57 pm #129619Tony Driscoll
no contest mate,vw tiguan every timeNovember 17, 2020 at 2:01 pm #129633Martinod
Why would Motability allow a car on that’s not reliableNovember 17, 2020 at 2:34 pm #129639
If you are passing an MG dealer keep passing 😀
BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.