i have had 2 mg's the first was an "R" reg mgf and the second was an 04 plate tf, both vehicles were amazing to drive and looked stunning, i would have to say second to none on those points BUT and this is a but, don't ever buy one if you want a reliable car.
the first vehicle when i parted company with it had done 62,000miles and had the following problems, head gasket blew twice, radiator needed replaced twice, fuel pump went, electrics went totally, the heaters stopped working, exhaust needed replaced and finally it leaked as if it had no roof at all (even with the hood up). the second car when i parted with it 2 weeks ago had the following problems and had done only 12,000 miles. the heaters stopped working, the indicators wouldn't stop indicating, the headlights went on if you started the engine but when you put the lights to "on" position the left light went out until you switched it off, every time i got in the car there was a puddle, the inside of the hood had mould, the seats were rubbish, the cabin was cramped and the clock stopped working, you would have thought i would have learned after the first mgf but i dind't as i loved the way the car drove and looked, so if you have tons of money to spare then defo buy one as you'll love it to bits.
This is the second MG I have owned.
My first was the MGF which was great but some stupid person came into the back of me and wrote it off.
The one I have now is three years old - I bought it at 11 months old and I love it.
It's fun to drive and looks great, it's cheap to service and good on petrol - its disappointing that it only seems to have two stars on the review board.
My first MG experience was dad's MGA back in 1959, been a form fan ever since. Have owned an MGB, MGBGT and most recently an MG TF.
Great drive, real looker, leg room OK for a 6 footer but not great (ever tried to get in an MGTC? The TF is luxury!).
Head gasket is fine so. Remember there's a flaw in the gasket design, don't let the car over heat, keep coolant level right and you're fine. Otherwise, the improved Landrover replacement kit (Freelander has the same engine) is only £60, and can be fitted by most good mechanics.
Wiper motor, mine hasn't failed, if it does, get a Mazda fromt he scrap yard, they last forever.
The MGTF is one of the best driving cars on the market (.. in my price bracket). Japanese 2 seaters may have an edge on reliability, but none of them have the MG badge.
I've had this car from Mar 04 (reg: Jun 03) with 3K on the clock and one previous owner.
Now it has 29K and has been regulary serviced as per manufacturer's recommendations, which is the key to having a good car.
It holds the road very well, is nippy and has a good revving engine (nice sound) - especially if you use the gears correctly.
Road noise with/without roof on is good but it IS a soft top.
Equipment - everything you need and a very good, quick heater even in winter.
It's not for very tall people, though, but it has an otherwise comfortable driving position.
There's enough room for luggage for two people, including numerous places to hide other gear/stuff.
It's been a pleasure to have one.
Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive
Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!