Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Three engines were fitted to the MGF: 1.6 (112 bhp), 1.8 (120 bhp) and 1.8 VVC (145 and 160 bhp), which all offered free-revving twin-cam engines that are willing and responsive.

With a mid-mounted engine, MGF and TF give a good drive with confident handling and good grip. MGTF ditched the Hydragas suspension system in favour of coils, which gives a harsher ride but better handling. The gearbox does feel notchy, but the swift VVC unit provides MGF and TF with a rewarding drive and is the best choice for the enthusiastic driver.