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Community Level 5couscous

couscous

Watch me whizzing past in my MGF

AdvantagesSexy, Quick, Amazing, Looks good, Nippy

DisadvantagesDrinks petrol like an alcoholic at a bar

"I always wanted an MGF Roadster ever since I first saw one zooming down the motorway. Ok there are other cars I want to own in my life (namely a Aston Martin for one) but I am now the proud owner of a MGF Roadster 1.8i. Let me tell you a little more. As the picture shows above this is indeed a small, nippy two seater convertible sports car. It is made by Rover MG (or MG Rover some might say) and is a good GB car. The engine size is 1796 and has ..." Read review
19.10.2004

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Community Level 1rowanskinner

rowanskinner

My experience as a road hog

AdvantagesQuick, great road handling, beautiful

DisadvantagesIm not Gay or a hairdresser

"...full MG service history. THE CHASSIS The MGF chassis was based on the chassis from the MG Metro, because of this the chassis is ‘loose’ and gives a bit of roll when being pushed hard on corners, but this allows for more grip as the car can keep all the wheels on the road at any one time. Whereas the Lotus Elise has a chassis that is ‘rock hard’, and they are prone to skidding on a bumpy corner. So a loose chassis is better for a less experienced ..." Read review
11.08.2003

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Community Level 1JillW

JillW

MGF VVC - A Womans Point Of View

AdvantagesSleek good looks, lovely leather interiors, maximum posing potential.

DisadvantagesSmall boot so can't fit in much shopping, pushchairs etc.

"My opinion on the MGF VVC is based purely on female fancy so apologies in advance to any 'techie buffs' out there. To set the scene; it was late on a rainy Saturday afternoon and after ploughing through the housework, dropping various kids off at various places and persuading the husband that it was in his best interests to leave the pub whilst he could still stand, we happened to drive past the local car dealership. There she was!! Even the ..." Read review
26.09.2001

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Community Level 5Redhead

Redhead

My little MGF 1.8 VVC

AdvantagesLooks great, quick!

DisadvantagesCan leak, back window can be 'cloudy'

"...picked me up in the MGF we had seen! Sorry mate can’t have a lift home after all! We paid £7,500 for the MG, it was in fantastic condition, interior was perfect & the body was great, about 2 stone chips & a small scratch on the back, 4 new tyres (decent make too) and well worth the money. How does it drive? Very well, it's very responsive and holds the road well, I will use the car for to & from work in the week and it's our fun car in the ..." Read review
27.06.2002

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Community Level 1moley1a

moley1a

Topless driving

AdvantagesMakes driving real fun

Disadvantagesunless you can't get the hood down

"...they only insure sensible cars, MGF doesn't fall into that catagory, as they quoted nearly a grand for fully comp. I had to go with a call centre led insurance company at about £500 fully comp. The story here is shop around. (I work in a call centre and I pray to god I never have an accident. Not because of the damage to a really nice car - but because my phone bill will rocket). Servicing shouldn't be a problem if you take the car to Rover or ..." Read review
06.06.2003

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Community Level 5Shufflebum

Shufflebum

MGF 1.8 - REWRITE

AdvantagesGood looking, fast, good handling

DisadvantagesRequires careful maintenance

"...convinced me to buy an MGF when I was looking for a new car in October 2000. Well he didn’t have to twist my arm that hard, but having always been quite ‘sensible’ in my choice of car, it was a big step for me to even consider being behind the wheel of a little sporty number! I had in mind another small car to replace the Vauxhall Corsa I had at the time, and was considering a Ford focus, Renault Clio or similar. I reconsidered ..." Read review
02.10.2001

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Community Level 2Foneroni

Foneroni

Feel the roaaaaaaaaaaar

Advantagesvery nippy and looks great

Disadvantagesnot much boot space, rear window vision limited

"...is a she) is a MGF 1.8i VCC - a P reg with 58,000 miles on the clock. I snapped her up for £4,000, there was an MOT till July 04 and FSH too. Lovely 5 spoke alloys in very good nick, somebody has been careful parking. Bodywork is superb apart from a couple of tiny scratches and dents, but barely noticeable really. The hood is in good condition apart from a couple of abrasions. Inside is half leather seats and walnut dashboard and trim. The usual toys ..." Read review
05.12.2003

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Community Level 5T21AMY

T21AMY

Big things in a small package - the MGF 1.6i

AdvantagesGreat for those country roads in summer

DisadvantagesTendency to freeze on the inside in winter

"...later when I bought my MGF 1.6 in July 2002. I'm not to this day entirely sure how it happened – I was driving a 206 at the time and wanted something 'less' sensible. One glorious sunny weekend (the salesmen must have had grins from ear to ear) my dad and I called at a car garage on the way home from an unsuccessful car-shopping trip and there it was. MY MGF. Well, it wasn't mine yet, in fact it still belonged to a customer who had just arrived to ..." Read review
19.12.2003

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MGF not all great

Advantagessoft top in the dood weather

DisadvantagesRoof leaks, rear screen cracks, wind noise, handling, brakes.......

"...(2 of which were the MGF ones) in my 14 years of driving. The MGF's are rear wheel drive, and so as soon as there is any rain (don't even think about driving it in the ice or snow!!) on the roads the back end is really hard to control, any pressure on the accelerator whilst going around a bend, or a roundabout, and the back end of the car flies out of control. The brakes are also very poor. Aside from the handling issues, I had the following problems ..." Read review
28.04.2011

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Community Level 1ashley.18

ashley.18

My 1.8 vvc and its true british grunt!

Advantageslooks good and is rather nippy

DisadvantagesDrinks petrol

"...who helped me find an MGF and a week later i got a £2500 bank loan and had a P reg British racing green MGF and i absoloutly loved it. The car is a real head turner and i have got plenty of coments off of my friends at work and random passers by on the street about how nice it looks . I got exactly what i was looking for it is a 1.8 VVC model British racing green and even has a couple of extras from the previous owner such as 17" white alloy wheels, ..." Read review
16.07.2008

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Community Level 2Malmsteen

Malmsteen

VaVa Voooom

AdvantagesGreat Price for a great car.

DisadvantagesA little noisy.

"The MGF 1.8i VVC, everthing you could want from a car and a little bit more. What other car comes close to the exciting drive, stunning looks and great handling at this price. The Mazda MX5 does come closish, but it still lags a long way behind. The 1.8 VVC engine packs a real punch, it will do 0-60 in around 7 seconds, which is enough to leave the BMW Z3, mazda MX5, Toyota MR2 and others standing. In fact the only car of similar spec that will ..." Read review
13.09.2000

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Community Level 1AJS-llan

AJS-llan

MGF VVC on the track

AdvantagesLooks, performance, image and wind in hair motoring

DisadvantagesDealer prices, plastic rear screen

"...the opportunity to drive an MGF VVC for a number of laps at Thruxton. The car is a tight fit, if you are over 6 feet tall, and the driving position is fairly high. The engine thrives on revs, but lacks an italianate snarl. Handling is fairly failsafe, and a lot like a hot hatch, despite the mid engine configuration. The brakes are progressive but fairly mediocre. The car looks superb, despite having been around for quite a while, and to me looks better ..." Read review
29.09.2000

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Community Level 1PJJH

PJJH

Our little blue rollerskate

AdvantagesTake advantage of all 35 days of sunshine in the UK in style

DisadvantagesHaving to cope with the remaining 330 days of rain !!!

"Ahhh! The convertible sportscar. Where would all the non-professional racing drivers be if we didn't have access to such fun motorcars. With a mini-jet engine on the back and hardly any weight to talk about, this sleek, elegant and best of all British car is up there with the big boy boxsters and leaves the god-almighty, diabolical, ‘would be picked last at games’ wannabe sportscar the Mazda MX5, back at the starting blocks. But I’m ..." Read review
06.10.2002

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Community Level 4redpen

redpen

Does what it says on the tin

AdvantagesGreat first car, british made

DisadvantagesNone at the mo

"Sorry after someone pointed out i have enter this car under the wrong model. The car isn't the MG Roadster it's the New model called the MG TF 160 (it's not listed yet)...apologies After recently buying MG TF 160 in silver for my daughter I thought it was a perfect first car and she was loved it too. The car has had a few remodels in its time, but has managed not to look like last nights warmed up pizza. In my view this is a very cheap sports ..." Read review
27.04.2003

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Community Level 4BladeRunne...

BladeRunner2003

The best laid plans of mice and men...

AdvantagesCheap and cheerfull roadster

DisadvantagesWhere do I start

"Bought the car in May 02 for a bit of summer fun, had a Mustang Convertable when I was living in L.A and fancied the soft top MGF. First mistake. Bought the car (S Reg) with 43k miles, FSH and seemingly good condition from reputable dealer for about £10k. Second mistake. Settled the finance and traded it in after 6 months and lost almost £5k overall. Final mistake. Basically, the bad points are: ~It overheats (head gasket replaced at 50k ..." Read review
21.02.2003

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