I read Richard Truett's July 5 column on MG Rover and - as an MG enthusiast and MG F driver - I disagree with his main conclusion that MG Rover could not make it in the United States because of poor quality.
I am pretty sure that the cars today are much better than their reputation, which is based on old sins.
I think the main problem is a lack of market power because BMW went out (with the Mini in its hands), and no one else filled the gap.
After two Volkswagen Golfs and two BMW 3-series models, I bought an MG F roadster four years ago, and it is the most reliable car I have ever owned.
Moreover, I recently read an article in one of the biggest German car magazines on a 100,000-kilometer test with the Rover 75. The results were very good. The car had only a few minor problems.
The economic decline of MG Rover is a sad story, but the company deserves a second, third or even fourth chance because it still builds nice cars that are not as boring as most of today's cars.
Hopefully, the new cooperation with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. in China will save the company.