MG BGT Review from Australia and New Zealand

1970 MG BGT 1.8 petrol

Year of manufacture1970
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10


Rear drum brakes failed six-monthly car fitness test ("W.O.F.") but cost only NZ$90 to fix.

Blown one fuse and one brake light in 14 months.

General Comments:

Be very careful when buying an MGB-GT - they are often thrashed. Read some of the excellent books available and know your stuff before you buy! Buy via a dealer if possible - gives you some legal recourse if you discover the car is a heap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th February, 1999

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review