I loved my first MGF (R reg) so i traded it in for a new one in 2003. The first head gasket blew at 17,000 miles, the windscreen wiper motor broke after 18 months, the motor in the electric windows have been replaced and the second head gasket has just gone at 47,000 miles. I have lost so much money, it costs over £1000 a year to maintain at least!! 4 years old, looks great, fab to drive but a money pit, selling ASAP!
Hi, I have owned my Mgtf for 4 years and love it. Yes its got a few problems,window motor broke and very rigid ride that took some getting used to after my sensible child friendly cars of old,but the ride is thrilling and great fun. I have the hardtop and love the change of looks for winter and recommend one for improved rear vision and insulation. It has just sailed through the MOT and really hasnt cost much to run I dont think I will ever sell it as its great to be part of the MG institution. Some people have told me they were put off buying one due to bad reviews but I would say go for it,lifes a lottery and so is buying cars.
Hi ... I have owned an MG TF 135 since 2004. I used to absolutely adore these cars and always wanted one. It has been fun to drive till the first problem arised. Leaking windows. the Soft top colour faded,the window engine on the drivers side has been going very slow. The screen wipers engine has broken twice already...and to top it all up my head gasget also went once. I am so upset with the fact that the car gives me nothing but grief....its going in for servicing next week.... I dont quite know what to expect. Its fun to drive that i give 5 stars to ...however due to the constant problems it brings it becomes a very expensive car to own. I am now looking at selling it as soon as possible and am waiting for my new car to arrive. A megane cabrio which at least has a 4-5 star overall review. Im sorry to see my TF depart however it has to be done so that the night mare is put to an end.
We have owned this car for about 18 months now it has cost us quite a bit of money to keep running. First we had a flat tyre but no locking wheel nut so we had to purchase a new set. Then the window motor on the passenger side broke. Then the head gasket blew, leaving us without a car for a month and a very expensive bill at the end of it. Then last week the fuel line burst, leaving us with another expensive bill (quite how i dont know but never mind). This car is lovely to drive in the summer months when we can have the roof down and open it up on the roads, and we even have a hard top for the winter months which is a bonus.
However, i am sad to say our love affair with the little car has ended and we are hoping to get rid within the next couple of weeks for something more practical (and less expensive).
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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!