As a new car, the MG6 fell victim to a number of issues. Relatively low brand awareness, the association with the defunct MG Rover name and the fear of the unknown in relation to the Chinese car industry did it no favours, while a low-profile launch, cheap plastics and a petrol-only engine range also hampered its desirability.
But it’s often the case that a car which makes limited sense when new becomes a whole different proposition as a used purchase, and that’s what you get with the MG6. With prices so low for a late model, it’s difficult to ignore, especially when it’s also a thoroughly decent car to drive and one that seems to be proving pretty reliable as it advances in age.
It’s a left-field choice but, on the balance of evidence, not a bad one.