MG Rover TF Open (02 - 05)

Used MG Rover TF Open 2002 - 2005 review

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(2002 - 2005)
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Which used MG MGTF sports should I buy?

The best TF is the 1.8 VVC 160 model with variable valve timing, which also happens to be the quickest. The reason is that it has the oomph to make the most of the TF's fine handling. It will blast from 0-62mph in less than 7.0sec and, thanks to the TF's relatively light weight, still return fuel economy of more than 35.0mpg in daily driving.

The 1.6-litre TF is the most affordable way into the model, although performance is sluggish, while the 135bhp 1.8 is a good compromise between cost and performance. Avoid the 120bhp Stepspeed model at all costs.

Some former Rover and MG dealers still keep a stock of MG TFs, but the best bet is an independent MG specialist as many now include the TF alongside more classic models such as the MGB.

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Which used MG MGTF sports should I buy?

The best TF is the 1.8 VVC 160 model with variable valve timing, which also happens to be the quickest. The reason is that it has the oomph to make the most of the TF's fine handling. It will blast from 0-62mph in less than 7.0sec and, thanks to the TF's relatively light weight, still return fuel economy of more than 35.0mpg in daily driving.

The 1.6-litre TF is the most affordable way into the model, although performance is sluggish, while the 135bhp 1.8 is a good compromise between cost and performance. Avoid the 120bhp Stepspeed model at all costs.

Some former Rover and MG dealers still keep a stock of MG TFs, but the best bet is an independent MG specialist as many now include the TF alongside more classic models such as the MGB.

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