Used MG Rover TF 2002 - 2005 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Our recommendations

MG Rover TF Open (02 - 05)
  • MG Rover TF Open (02 - 05)
  • MG Rover TF Open (02 - 05)

Our recommendations

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.