1979 MG Midget 1.5

Summary:

Classy chassis

Faults:

This is my second MG Midget. The other one I gave to my son, which is a 1962 MG Midget, and he is currently restoring it.

I like the feel of driving British sports cars. It is in my opinion almost as sensational as riding a motorcycle. The wind in your hair, the cornering, the sound, all put together, is just plain fun.

There is a certain amount of maintenance that is required, but then that applies to any motor vehicle. In this case it is part of the fun of the ownership of this little sports car.

What I have done mechanically to my MG is pretty much mostly cosmetic, and of course upkeep type of tasks such as changing the oil. I did put in new suspension bushings and spark plugs; other than that, I am happy with the car's performance and do get a lot of nice comments on my Pride and Joy.

General Comments:

IT IS GREAT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2015

1977 MG Midget

Summary:

Fun to drive!

Faults:

We have not had any problems in the 6 years that we have owned the Midget. Growing up, my dad always had an MGB, and I know he did have it in the shop quite a bit.

It's a fun car to drive - however I'm 5'2" and I need a boost to see over the steering wheel, and my husband is 6'2" and he has trouble getting in and out because he is so tall. So it is an awkward fitting car. The steering is very tight.

We had to drive the interstate home when we purchased the car, and it was a little scary... I could have fit under a semi, and you really don't want to go very fast in this car as someone else had mentioned.

General Comments:

This car is lots of fun to drive, and definitely turns heads. In fact when I see it parked in the garage, it makes me smile, it's so small and just so much fun!

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

Review Date: 6th February, 2010

1975 MG Midget Roadster 1.5L Gas

Summary:

Love it

Faults:

Restored Car. Body 2007-2008.

Yet to restore. Running gear.

General Comments:

This car is owned because you love LBC's (Little British Car). I owned a 75 MG Midget in 1998 and used it as daily driver, and it performed well considering how unreliable they are.

This one I bought to totally restore. Any part can be had at a cost of course. You need to be very mechanically inclined to own one of these type of cars.

They are fun to drive.

Fun to work on.

Will provide lots of years service (Summer Months) if taken care of.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2008

1972 MG Midget 1.3

Summary:

Excellent fun to cost ratio!!

Faults:

Things that have gone wrong are really just a reflection of the cars age. I have replaced brake hoses, steering rack boots and cooling system hoses. The car has pretty low miles for it's age so nothing mechanical worn out.

I had some trouble with the SU carbs, it was impossible to keep the mixture adjusted, I looked through the cars records and saw that the previous owner had paid to have them set up 3 times in only 1100 miles. I took them off and rebuilt them. While rebuilding them I could see that they had been apart before and someone had left a few pieces out and some assembled wrong.

I set them up according to the manual and wow, she purrs like a kitten. Crisp and smooth acceleration.

General Comments:

Great little car! A lot like a go cart. Lots of fun to drive on the windy roads. Parts are easy to find and not too expensive.

I wish it had a little more power, so I'm going to work on that.

In regards to the SU carbs, I'd recommend to anyone who is having trouble with them that they find a competent mechanic who understands how they work to rebuild them and set them up. They are one of the simplest carbs I've seen, not much to go wrong with them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2008