Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used MG GS hatchback?
Parking sensors are only available on the rear of the GS, so make sure when checking the car for scrapes and dents that you pay close attention to the front. Make sure the alloys are in good shape too because repairs can get expensive.
The interior does use some hard plastics that can show scratches.
One thing to be aware of is that the MG GS hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP. Now, not every car on sale is tested, so this isn’t a massive issue on its own. However, MG’s other models – the MG 3 and ZS – achieved only three-star results out of five, which should give you an idea where the GS would come. If safety is your major concern, you might want to look at other large SUV rivals that achieve a full five-star result.
What are the most common problems with a used MG GS hatchback?
There haven’t been any recalls launched for the GS yet, but some owners have had issues with the rear boot lock and its remote opening, headlights that fog up and hold water and issues with the automatic gearbox. Have a good look over the car when you go to view it to make sure everything is working correctly.
Is a used MG GS hatchback reliable?
Sadly, there wasn’t enough data to include the GS, or indeed MG as a brand, in the latest What Car? Reliability Survey. One reason for this is that MG doesn’t sell a huge number of cars in the UK. However, MG provides a five-year/80,000-mile manufacturer’s warranty with the GS, so even the earliest example will still have plenty of cover left.