MG F (95-)

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In their own words

No surprise that the MGF was the most popular small sports car in its day, comfortably out-selling its foreign rivals. A real driver's car, the Trophy 160 puts a smile on my face every time I take it out - which is all year round (I have a hardtop for winter). Fantastic road-holding in dry and wet conditions - but snow and ice best avoided. No problems with servicing or parts - but choose your MG specialist/dealer carefully and ensure they have a working MG Rover diagnostic unit. I use the MG Owners' Club Workshop at Swavesey, and I'm really pleased with their high standards. Forget all the stories of head gasket and electrical problems - these have long been sorted, especially in 21st century cars. A friend of mine has a BMW Z-series. Comparing the MGF with the BMW is like comparing Usain Bolt with a pot-bellied Bavarian beer-drinker............. The Trophy 160s are going up in price so try one now and you won't be disappointed !

How reliable do you find the car?

Essential to choose a service outlet with a proper MG Rover diagnostic machine. Others won't pick up minor problems

Does the car do everything you expected it to do?

Fantastic driving - but make sure the suspension is sorted by your MG Rover dealer/specialist.
  • How they rated it

  • Reliability: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Meets Expectations: 5 out of 5 5.0
  • Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 5.0
  • Jimmy James recommends this car

About their car

  • Fuel type Petrol
  • When purchased May 2013
  • Condition when bought Used
  • Current Mileage 62,000 miles
  • Average MPG 36 mpg