MG C Review from Switzerland

1969 MG C Roadster 3.0 litre

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1973
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 kilometres
Most recent distance149500 kilometres
Previous carLancia Beta


A reliable, fast, good looking car


Twice the distributor broke down.

Actual oil consumption about is at 2 litres per 1000 Km.

Replaced seats and cover in 2000.

General Comments:

My MG C is a very good and reliable car, but I do handle it with care since I own it, which means that for the first 10 to 15 Km I do not go over 2000 rpm until the oil is hot.

The car is an excellent long distance travel car with consumption around 12 litres per 100 Km.

I try to run it every second week at least (not with bad weather or with snow) for 50 to 100 Km so that everything warms up well. I often go over mountains up to 2500 m in the Alps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2001

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