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MG3 – The ideal first time car


MG3 – The ideal first time car

You’ve got your license – congratulations! So, now what? 

Chances are that you’re on the hunt for your first car, but what makes a good first car for a new driver? You’re going to need something affordable, reliable and easy to handle. 

Let us make a suggestion; a small car that thousands of new drivers like yourself have already chosen - Australia’s best selling light hatch, the MG3 Auto. The range includes the MG3 Auto Core, MG3 Auto Core with Nav, and the MG3 Excite. 

Let’s take a look at the MG3 and what makes it such an appealing option.

Loaded full of features

There are so many great features packed into the compact new MG3 Auto, making it a popular choice and one of the best first cars for new drivers. Here’s a quick overview:

  • 15” alloy wheels

  • Rear parking sensors

  • Rearview camera

  • LED ‘London Eye’ daytime running lights

  • 4 speaker audio system with Yamaha 3D Sound Field

  • Leather trim steering wheel

  • Tartan fabric seats

  • Generous 307L boot capacity

  • 1.5L engine

  • 8” colour infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay.

Comfort and style are everything

If you want something that both looks and feels stylish, the MG3 Auto range has you covered. Transitioning into independent driving is much smoother (and more fun!) when you feel comfortable in your car. The MG3 interior features ergonomic tartan seats, a modern 8” infotainment system and a leather stitched steering wheel, giving the feel of a luxury car, without the hefty price tag. 

Feeling like splurging on something a little extra? The MG3 Excite also features 16” two-tone alloy wheels and a rear spoiler, for that extra bit of sporty pizzaz!

And the colours, of course: the MG3 comes in Tudor Yellow, Dover White, Skye Silver Metallic, Pebble Black, and Surfing Blue Metallic.

Functionality for confidence on your drive

For new drivers who are still building confidence, the MG3 is a great choice for its compact size and useful safety features. Reversing and parking is a breeze with the help of a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. 

The infotainment system allows you to connect your iPhone through Apple CarPlay, so you can connect your maps, messaging apps, and of course, your music streaming. 

Opting for the MG3 Auto Core with Nav will get you a built-in navigation system, which is great for taking the pressure off when you’re driving to new or unfamiliar places – perfect for adventures with friends. 

Reliability and peace of mind

All new MG3 vehicles come with a comprehensive 7-year, unlimited kilometer manufacturer’s warranty as standard. All MG cars are designed to meet the highest standards, and then are subjected to stringent testing to ensure that nothing should go wrong. You can have complete peace of mind that in the unlikely event that something does go wrong with your MG, we are here to help.  

As the owner of an MG3 car, you also receive Roadside Assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the duration of your 7-year warranty period as well. In the event of a breakdown our expert technicians are just a phone call away, so you can get on with your day with minimal inconvenience. 

Affordability is key

The pricing comes in at around the $20,000 mark for all the models in the MG3 Auto range, presenting excellent value for money for first time car buyers. Budget-conscious drivers can enjoy all the perks of a new car at a very competitive price point. 

In fact, RACV’s latest Car Running Costs Survey recently revealed that the MG3 Core is the cheapest car to own and run in 2022. The MG3 engine runs on petrol, using around 6.7L/100km. With a 45L tank capacity, you can expect to travel around 670km with a full tank- that’s pretty good for fuel economy!

All factors considered, MG3 is one of the most affordable first cars for new drivers. 

Let us help you to choose your first car

We understand that process of buying your first car can be overwhelming, and that’s why our team at Ringwood MG are here to help. Get in contact with us and let’s talk about your needs and your budget.