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MG GS owner reviews

"As long as you’re happy with a relatively small boot and a petrol engine, the MG GS looks good, drives well and is generously equipped"

Carbuyer Rating

2.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

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Common Problems

  • Electrics (2 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 case)
  • Suspension (1 case)
  • Brakes, Electrics (1 case)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension, Other (1 case)

Review 1 of 27

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive manual

Year

2017

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Replaced my ageing Rover 75 Tourer with the MG GS on basis of cost and ability to tow 1750Kg. It's not perfect but is good value for money and so far has performed fairly well. Spacious interior, good front and side visibility, willing engine and precise steering. Internal finishes are satisfactory given the price, switchgear and controls are reasonably intuitive to use. Placement of mirror controls could be better, being partially obscured by steering wheel (I use adjusted mirrors to assist with parking) Due to the very poor rear visibility, the reverse sensors and camera are a must use item. Issues so far include ICE screen freezing & needing a reset (press the power button for 10 seconds) Alarm occasionally goes off a few seconds after locking car. (Suspect the car is still shutting down electronic or control systems but have not yet figured out what) Engine is a bit lumpy when cold but is fine after 2 or 3 minutes. Ride is precise with very little body roll in corners however also firm, so rough road surfaces do get felt in the cabin. Gripes would be the lack of cabin storage slots for things like sunglasses and phones. Other than the front door pockets there is a tiny slot on the right of the steering wheel and the 2 cup holders in front of the centre arm rest. There is no outside temperature display which was standard on the Rover designed in the mid nineties? Does China not have cold weather and frozen roads? MPG averages out at 38 on brim to brim tank calculation, car displays 40mpg on computer. Main driving is a 20 miles daily commute to Glasgow on A737 and M8, open roads with 2/3 miles at Glasgow end on urban roads. Nothing like the official figures and I am known as Captain slow in my family so a bit disappointing. Overall I am happy with the car and would recommend as a budget option.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5T Exclusive, Manual Transmission

Year

2018

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
A very comfortable, quality car at a great price. The only disappointing aspect is the fuel consumption, but then I live in an area with lots of hills. Performance is better on the motorway - but not massively so. It's worth remembering that to get around 50mpg out of a similar spec car, you would need to spend around an extra £10k - that buys a lot of petrol! The spec of the car is very good, although its a bit strange that it does not have front parking sensors.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

cDTI

Year

2018

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Tell us what you think about your car?
I bought my new MG GS in November from Thomas and Davies Garage in Merthyr Tydfil. I have been delighted with the car. It is so comfortable and so easy to drive. It is the first automatic I have had and I am so impressed by it. The performance and the sheer comfort are first class. What a lovely car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
Terrible car, the worst I've owned. Warranty claims are ignored by MG. The gearbox faults I've reported can't be fixed. I'm stuck with mine now as the trade-in offers against different brands are so bad. Never again.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive

Year

2017

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
We went to look at the car because my wife said it looks different, we were only looking, I thought it was a bit to big for her, we had a Nissan Juke kuro. We had a test drive and bought one. It's lovely to drive only problem we have on uneven roads we have a rattle in boot. It's most annoying and has been back twice – the dealer can't find it. Roads around the garage are too smooth to make it rattle!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5 Turbo Petrol 5 dr

Year

2017

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have owned Volvo and Mercedes prior to this car and am not at all disappointed with the MG GS. It's nippy, comfortable and spacious. Cornering is tight and the Sat nav works well, the media system has the sound of quality. Many people have admired the look of the car and enquired where I purchased it. It really is a lovely car to drive.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Excite

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
Really well made, comfortable and excellent value for money. Don't understand why the GS receives poor reviews from motoring press as the car is easily as good as rivals and for the price quite exceptional
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive

Year

2017

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have owned this car for about a month now and have used it mainly for short journeys. I test drove the car 4 times before I finally bought. I opted for the Exclusive auto version in metallic mocha brown with cream leater interior that really adds to that exclusive look and breaks up what would otherwise be a very grey interior. The exterior look is a real head turner. The car is really solid and well built. All the controls and switches have a quality feel to them and the doors close with a reassuring clunk. The GS Exclusive is loaded with top of the range extras with just one exception, front parking sensors. This seems odd especially as the car has rear parking sensors linked to a camera. The media/satnav system is via a large screen and simple to use; you certainly don't need a 7 year old to show you have to change the radio station. The car is no stranger to quick acceleration and the ride is really comfortable. Great sound proofing with a equally great sound system makes for a pleasant driving experience. The deal clincher was 5 years interest free credit and a 5 year warranty. Put a different badge on this car and you'd pay another £5K - £10K.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.0 auto exclusive turbo

Year

2019

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
Studied a lot of cars before choosing the MG and I now know I made a good choice. Does not feel as cramped as the previous Vauxhall Mokka auto and it has better front and rear window viewing. I think it is tremendous value with great spec, although it does not have a outside temperature indicator (strange), easy variable steering and great automatic gearbox. A great buy.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.0 Turbo

Year

2017

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant car. Great value for money. Even better than other famous brands that have higher unexplained price and lower features. MG GS really needs better reviews by magazines. I love it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
I bought this car as a weekend run around as I have a company car. I love the looks and it is very functional and everything works very well. The air conditioning is very good and the heated seats are fantastic and very soothing. I thought I would only do about 4000 miles a year but it is so good to drive I have done just over 8000. Its fun, nippy, with a strong engine. Now she is run in I can start to push the GS. As an ex race driver, this car handles well and has lots of power once you get to 2000 revs it pulls and pull very well. Steering is very positive and has plenty of feeling but a little skittish over bumps due to the firm suspension. The first service cost £120. I have a new 2017 Renault Grand Scenic as a company car and at £28000 the MG GS top spec at £19500 is better built and a lot better to drive. This car will put a smile on your face and won't bankrupt you....
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive

Year

2017

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
I went to a garage to buy a Mitsubishi SUV. This agent also sold Skoda and MG. The MG caught the eye of my wife and I, it was far more dramatic looking than the competition. We asked for a test drive and were given the car for an hour and were very surprised to find that it appeared faultless. I went home and read up on all the reviews that I could find. They seemed to rate the car as only fair. This was enough of a mystery to warrant asking for a longer test drive, I was given the Exclusive auto for a day. I have had a lot of cars ranging from Minis (original) to high performance sports cars. This is without question the best SUV for the money available on the market. I enjoy it every time I step in and close those solid doors. I think I have found out why the motoring reviews that I read were poor. I believe that some models were given to some journalists to try, MG took note of their comments and corrected a lots of their criticisms before releasing the version that I have. Everybody should have one!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

exclusive

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Tell us what you think about your car?
A very underrated car. All the media reviews are far from accurate, for example the GS does not have a space-saver wheel as stated! However it has many more features than other budget SUVs and of course the all important brand MG. Unlike other brands BMW, AUDI, VW, VOLVO etc you are not being ripped off due to the badge as there is nothing in them that is any better to the tune £000s than whats in the MG.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive auto

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
Its an absolute joy! The GS is fast, much faster than stated on paper. Its a dream to drive and its stacked full of goodies. Superb sound system and its very well built. MPG is amazing for such a big car. The interior is cavernous. The boot is more than big enough as there's storage space under the floor panel. The rear seats even have recline facility and they fold totally flat. So far, I've not found one ting that I dislike about the car. its more than a match for its peers. Fantastic car and superb value for money.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive

Year

2016

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Don't believe all the rubbish you read slagging this suv off, its great. I have an exclusive and I'm very impressed with the drive and space inside. Check out all the other suv's the interiors are not that much better unless you spend another 10k. The touch screen is very easy to use and the sound system has a good sound. After reading all the badly written reviews I have made up my own mind and found this suv to be of great quality and it's worth the price tag.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5 petrol manual exclusive

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Car failed its first MOT due to a dangerous rear brake fault and Major warning lights failure. I've owned 11 new cars over the years and have never experienced such horrendous problems or MOT failure on first test. Although I've enjoyed the car for the most part I could not recommend it after this safety worry.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
A very reliable car during its 25,000 miles of use since new. Very good value when compared with the opposition. My only criticism is the very, shall we say, durable suspension. Great on motorways or even B roads, but once you hit potholes its a real filling rattler. It would really benefit from adjustable shockers.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive

Year

2018

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
Well what a car for money. Well equipped, good handling. In my opinion a fair bit of power under the bonnet. Nice interior and very spacious. Well worth a look compared to its more expensive competition.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive automatic

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
What a car! It does everything asked of it - perfectly. It is roomy, fun to drive and much faster than quoted on paper. Cruising on the motorway at 70 mph and the revs are just below 2000 rpm - amazing for the size of engine and size of car. Its the type of car that gives sheer driving pleasure and always puts a smile on my face! The car has just covered 73.000 miles and has been faultless. I'll be trading mine in for another one.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5 petrol turbo exclusive dct auto

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have owned this car for a year and it gets better with age. Fuel consumption has improved as the engine loosens up, my average is 37mpg but on a run you will get 45. I took it on a 2100 mile trip around Europe, the seats are excellent and the sat nav was very good. The Auto exclusive is definitely built for the motorway and was surprisingly quick which I tested it on the autobahn. The only criticism I would have is the gearbox can be a bit busy when new but gets better with age but still not perfect, you have to use the accelerator. I have had no problems as yet and it is just due it’s first service. Don’t believe everything you read in magazine write ups, just buy one. You won’t be disappointed.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Manual EXCLUSIVE

Year

2018

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42.6
Tell us what you think about your car?
A excellent car well equipped great to drive, reliable and gets complements every time it's parked up. Good on fuel. Don't believe all the rubbish about quality, try one for yourself!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive

Year

2017

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
I love this car so much better than a nissan Qashqai I had before. Fuel consumption could be better, though
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

MG GS 5 dr

Year

2018

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Problems started after 12000 km 1- Screen monitor stacked (replaced by agent after one moth of ordering) 2- Vibration in wheels wile driving (wheel bearing right side replaced by agent after one month of ordering) 3- transmission is not overhanging from low to high smoothly 4- Suspension is very bad while driving the first two hours then its OK 5-Replaced the battery after one year of use 6- Airbag faulty Alarm shown waiting for agent to call whenever a replacement car is available to keep the car in garage for couple of days
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

automatic

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Comfortable drive. Lacks take off. Boot too small. Good for price.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive

Year

2017

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

39
Tell us what you think about your car?
Absolutely outstanding. No problems and now with 7k miles on the clock.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Auto petrol

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Lovely car to drive. All the bells and whistles. Large inside and guide good to look at. Only problem so far is sat nav software not good. Had to have replaced just a few days ago. Feed back from agent, this may be a fault on other vehicles. MG wanted to know mobile phone make and model to discount from their findings
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Exclusive

Year

2017

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
I love this car the more I drive it. It's got every thing you could wish drives well great, has sat nav and has all the power you could need. The price was great, too. I don't know what car Natalie from Surrey was driving it wasn't an MG GS as they weren't made in 2012 and there was no 1.8 so this in the wrong category so ignore it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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