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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
MG TF (02-05) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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PROS

Styling, handling, brand heritage

CONS

Dated interior, patchy build quality, poor reliability

At a glance

New price £16,000 - £21,200
Used price £560 - £1,920
Fuel economy 33 - 39 mpg
Road tax cost £235 - £300
Insurance group 23 - 32 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Styling, handling, brand heritage

CONS

Dated interior, patchy build quality, poor reliability

MG TF rivals

Toyota
MR2
4 out of 5 4.0
Mazda
MX-5
4 out of 5 4.0

These funsters are fitted with free-revving engines located behind the rear seats to give balanced handling and confident roadholding. The F had a hydra-gas suspension set up that has been replaced with more conventional springs and dampers on the TF. This allows a more sporting feel, but at the expense of ride quality which is better on the older car.

The VVC engine is the pick of the range - adding spice to this already convincing package.

MG TF rivals

Toyota
MR2
4 out of 5 4.0
Mazda
MX-5
4 out of 5 4.0