Consider though, that these Chinese-made pieces of junk are being built with Chinese made chips that lack the quality and longevity of more powerful, complex and expensive ones.
There's a reason why MG cars are cheap. Its because they are excrement.
Hmmm! You seem to be implying that the power semiconductor chips in the Chinese MG's are Chinese manufactured (SMIC chips or equivalent). If so I'm not sure that's correct, although if wrong I'll stand to be corrected if you can prove otherwise.
Electronics and microprocessors are not my main speciality, but as far as I understand things in 2023, although Chinese technology giants are making great strides in designing their own chips, when it comes to manufacturing and supply chain they are still heavily dependant on foreign companies.
I read recently that the UK's largest producer of silicon chips has been acquired by Chinese-owned Nexperia. If these and other silicon chips are obtained from other foreign suppliers, Samsung or possibly TSMC manufacture, I'd expect them to be top quality.
I've never driven a recent MG or any Chinese car, but I'd agree that the early YangWang vehicles I looked over were dreadful; ditto for many of the chinese MG Rover car models in terms of reliability. Since then they've changed ownership with significant improvements with their current MG models.
Today I wouldn't buy a Chinese MG, and personaly have no desire to promote them, but I do appreciate honesty, and feel that your comment, "they are excrement
", may be based on lack of true experience and in-depth knowledge of their recent cars, and/or a reflection on dislike for most things Chinese. With their past track record of 'copying', it's easy to underestimate current
Chinese manufacturing techniques and huge advances in quality control.
I say this after having read and watched quite a number of recent
reviews from UK motoring prefessionals, and especially YTube reviews from a number of respected European motoring journalists. The general opinion on the MG models, especially the MG4 is that it's a car that offers a great deal for the price. Like the 11g Civic and most other models, indeed it's not devoid of minor faults, but the general concensus is very positive, backed up by comments of, "It rides and drives very well & comes with a decent standard kit" // "and most importantly has immense residual value"// "what it does for the money, it's probably the only car in the class to recommend" // "more-than-competent entrant in an already busy class, with pricing that's unrivalled,"// "simply unbeatable in it’s class
“. This general concensus imho sounds like a fairly palatable 'excrement'.
In case you're wondering, I'm a Brit, not Chinese - so have no axe to grind, but having worked for a number of years in Hong Kong and mainland China overseeing production in an engineering/quality-assurance role (although not in the automobile industry), the general high quality of work and especially dedication from the workforce in all the technical sectors I've experienced, has to be seen to be believed!
Today and especially within the next 5 years, Chinese electric and hybrid cars will be a major player in Europe and elsewhere, and outperform many that we currently rate as 'the best'. Check back here in 5 years time for confirmation!