Mark Mastrotaro’s clocking up the miles now, and has found that his MG6 is not only proving fault-free, but also surprisingly economical.
Well, almost 2700 miles into my MG6 adventure now and, refreshingly contrary to the other stories we have been seeing on here just of late, there is nothing to report other than stress-free motoring.
The car averaged 38.1mpg over approximately 1200 miles, at which point I reset the counter again to get another sample (just to see…) and, 494 miles in, it’s averaging 38.7mpg! I should point out, that 70% of my driving is actually urban at the moment, which makes the figures even more impressive.
I really do need to point out, I’m in no way out to make the car out to be something it isn’t, indeed I am the first to criticise things when it’s due!
One area I’m unimpressed with however, is how quickly the damn thing seems to steam up inside, if you have passengers in with you; clearly the ventilation system is set up for solitary driving, or, more accurately probably, warmer climates.
The large boot however, has been very handy, however both this one and the previous one I had, do take a good hard ‘shut’ to make them close properly, perhaps as the gas-struts age this will become easier… I’m unsure. Also, as my young lad plays football every Friday and Sunday, I’ve had to get some minor muddy marks off the carpets and upholstery, they came off instantly, leaving no marks beneath, the same cannot be said of my Peugeot 407…
The coolant and oil levels have remained unchanged, as have the tyre pressures. Most importantly, everything is working exactly as it should, it’s comfy for long distances and short trips, it’s a pleasure to drive and it’s not costing a fortune to run.
So far, so good
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Latest posts by Keith Adams (see all)
- Concepts and prototypes : Austin Allegro (1968-1972) - 15 February 2019
- Opinion : Austin 3 Litre – all a matter of order - 12 February 2019
- People : Interview with Donald Stokes - 11 February 2019