MG ZS，中国上汽名爵首款互联网SUV，2017年上市。在澳洲汽车网站caradvice上，一位MG ZS车主分享了他的使用感受。
车型：MG ZS Essence (精华版) ， 购入价：$25990
I love this little car. It has great fuel economy with a punchy motor and super-smooth gearbox. I have noticed that as it runs in a bit, it really starts to perform. I have taken it on long road trips up country Victoria in the wet and cold, and up steep hills, and it has done it all with ease.
It has comfortable seating and plenty of storage room for luggage and shopping, a great sound system and Apple CarPlay works great, as does the Bluetooth. I can’t see MG going backwards from here with a seven-year warranty. I think MG is out to win a good slice of the market.
On the downside, an auto-lifting rear door would have been good, but you have to remember this is a budget vehicle that presents great value and looks for a great price. The sunroof is awesome and the heater and air-con all work great. It is also achieving around 700-plus kilometres to a 50-litre tank.
I think the extra cost for the Essence model makes for a better spending choice over the Soul, but that’s up to the buyer’s budget and the extras they feel provide value for money.
It was a little bit slow at the start and the motor was extremely tired, but as it slowly runs in, it has loosened up and is more responsive. When in sports mode you can have some real fun – it’s very sporty. Push-button start is also a great addition to the vehicle. The instrument cluster is informative and has a nice retro feel to it, as I prefer dials over a digital tacho and speedo.
它在开始时有点慢，电机非常疲劳，但随着它慢慢进入，它已经松动并且响应更快。在运动模式中，您可以获得一些真正的乐趣 – 它非常具有运动感。按钮启动也是车辆的一个很好的补充。仪表盘是信息丰富的，具有很好的复古感，因为我喜欢拨打数字转速计和speedo。
I also found the cruise-control stick a little awkward to use at first, and it could be improved to be more user-friendly. Also, the user manual is nicely presented and it’s easy to read. I found that all of the other controls work well, including the array of buttons on the steering wheel.
CityCruiserJohn Ball : John,Nevermind all the pros and cons in the comment section. Cars are meant to be driven and enjoyed.Congratulations on your new car, have fun and drive safely.Cheers.Thanks mate
GGMelissa OngJPMr_Fa : I’ve never understood this focus on resale.Why buy based upon speculation on what someone else may like in, say, 5 years time VS what YOU would like to drive for the next 5 years?This is an argument often used in favour of buying automatics – easier resale. So – assuming (like me) you prefer to drive a manual – you’d compromise your own driving enjoyment for the next so many years because the next person may prefer an automatic … (or the next person is also swayed by the supposed better resale on the auto).I’d prefer to be a few more dollars out of pocket and get to drive something I’d enjoy more or does the job better for me.
Melissa OngJP : Cars aren’t an investment unless you’re buying something historic.Think of car buying as an investment in your personal happiness. Haha./cue *”Would somebody please think of the resale?!?”*Yes and I’d add that opportunity cost is very important (a more expensive car means less money to invest elsewhere regardless of apparently better resale value)
JP : Yes and I’d add that opportunity cost is very important (a more expensive car means less money to invest elsewhere regardless of apparently better resale value)
Mr_Fanta_Pants : Agree with this completely. When I bought my RS250 everyone told me not to because of Renault’s resale. Who cares?! I bought the car for me to enjoy!
Lachlan : I could not agree more. If you plan on getting a new car as often as people get a new phone, then sure, worry about resale – but compromising your own enjoyment of a car for the next 3, 5, 15 years just to make a couple extra grand when you eventually sell it is prioritising money over time in the extreme. You can’t make more time.I have a different view on the automatic gearbox debate, but let’s leave that for now…!
onetenthGG : If you travel around 12-15k per year the best thing is to buy a new vehicle that has excellent resale value and flip it every 3 years. Except for the classic’s of course, but they haven’t been made for years anyway.
GG : Define “best”. I don’t think it is a constant for everyone.I drive a 12 year old Audi A3 with a sweet 2.0T engine, manual gearbox and well sorted handling (quattro), and I warrant it still drives better, and is a lot more fun than the dull-as-dishwater, but highly re-sellable, current day CVT equipped Corolla.Best for *me* is driving something I really enjoy, while being reliable, practical and isn’t going to cost a bomb to own. Moderate that with the old adage that one should buy the cheapest car your ego can handle. They all lose money. (FYI, my Audi was bought 3yo, 2nd hand)
AleksDanInterContine : If the owner of this car gets a reliable 5 or so years from it with reasonable running costs, then they’ve done ok.Often resale is not the problem with these Chinese cars.
GG : You’re no doubt right. But more worrying for me would be the nightmares one is likely to give you while you still own it. I don’t think the Chinese are anywhere near the Japanese, Koreans or even Europeans on reliability as yet.
Aleks : True, but ever try to sell a european car with over a 100,000Km’s. It just took me almost a year to sell a Mercedes CLK and it was the cheapest one on carsales. All the other ones are still up there for sale and god knows when they put them up.
Katarina LJP : MG will remain a bit player here. Haval continues to struggle and Great Wall and Foton are stuck in reverse. only LDV seems to be making much growth…
JP : I reckon that small SUVs are the best spot for Chinese players to have a go. Why? Because HRVs and such are perfect for empty nesters who want a high hip point and good value. In this case, the 7 year warranty would allay reliability concerns of an untested brand. Empty nesters aren’t going to thrash these things anyway, so not being the fastest and best handling won’t matter. So I think MG might do okay, especially as it’s a brand that means something to those coming up to retirement age. (Forgive me if the owners don’t fit in the empty nester category, although actually reading the owners manual suggests this could be so)
Lazarusonetenth : I would be keen to see his review in 5 years time. Methinks it wouldn’t be so glowing….
Richard Vandermeer : G’day John,Any follow up with 6 months of driving under the tyres?Any reliability issues?What has the dealership experience been like?How is the durability of seats and trim etc?Has it developed any rattles or knocks etc?Be very intetested to know how its been.Cheers.
portlad : The 28 % 3yr resale might hurt at trade in. So probaly better to keep it for as long as possible.
Soichiro Pete : Only an old person would be impressed by a car making it up a steep hill in the wet and cold. Low expectations fed by years of godawful cars in decades gone by.
Farr-King ElleGGMeli : I hope you enjoy your car. For me, the poor ANCAP, likely terrible resale and the reputation of Chinese vehicles and their backup in general means I won’t be an early adopter. Still, there are signs that the Chinese are getting better and I’d say within a decade they will be mainstream.