MG BGT Review from Germany

1974 MG BGT 1.8 petrol

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres

Summary:

Great classic sports car

Faults:

Not much, but I usually renew items before they get suspect (e.g. brakes, ignition).

General Comments:

High quality of build, very reliable if properly maintained.

Mine has been slightly tuned (stage 1 - air cleaners and exhaust), so the performance is OK.

Overdrive gives relaxed cruising.

Steering very good, handling on good surfaces quite pleasant. Doesn't like rough roads (no surprise).

Not particularly silent, but a pleasant sound. Booped old British machinery...

Very easy to maintain, parts availability excellent, parts are reasonably cheap. MGOC a great club.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2001

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review