blueboy said:as a former employee , i feel im probably more qualified than most to comment, it is a sad day for brum but the fact is people are not going to buy models that are now effectivly 15 year old designs, mg have done the best they could tarting up the range, and the 75 remains one of the best cars in its class, but with out a new model as planned for last year, the company never had a chance, the deal with the chinese needed to happen 2 years ago really, whos to blame? well bmw really, they made a right **** up when in charge, bumping up the prices to make em more exclusive, stopping the metro with out a replacement, fuddy duddy styling and a bizarre fear of the 75 actually out doing its own models.
i cant help but think, if they'd done what mg did with the range they invested, and with the success of the mini, and new range rover models, and the new rover (bmw 1 series people!) the company would be in a very different situation now!
all i can say is good luck to those that are there now.
Well said. I hope that as many of the people affected can find good work some else.
I hadn't thought about the 1 series but looking at the thing, it does have a resemblence to the R75 and doesn't look much like a BMW to me.
If a new medium sized Rover had've appeared you might have expected it to look very like the 1 series.
Very sad. This is the car that might have saved Rover: