What used MG MG3 hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for the MG 3 start at £3500 for a 2013 example with 80,000 miles on the clock. A well equipped 3Form Sport model is a little bit more, at £5000 to £5500 for a 20,000-mile car from 2015.
MG increased its warranty cover from three years to five years from January 2018, so if you want something with a bit more coverage, you’ll need to spend at least £8500.
How much does it cost to run a MG MG3 hatchback?
The 3 sits in a low insurance group, which helps keep running costs down. However, both fuel and yearly road tax are high when compared with rivals because the 3 has a relatively large (1.5-litre) petrol engine and a five-speed manual gearbox.
If you go for a pre-2016 model, official fuel economy is 48.7mpg and road tax is £140 per year. Examples produced after the 2016 updates improve these figures to 51.4mpg and £120 of road tax.
Servicing is usually every 15,000 miles, or every 10,000 if your car is fitted with the start-stop function (a fuel-saving feature that cuts the engine when the car is stationary).