1998 MG F Reviews from UK and Ireland

1998 MG F VVC 1.8i 145 bhp

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.8i 145 bhp Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.5 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance112026 miles
Previous carToyota Hi-lux


Poor effort, the worst MG to buy, stick to a classic


Service history supplied, with head gasket replaced and recalls completed.

Won't tick over correctly.

Poor diagnostic package by now defunct manufacturer.

Won't rev up to manufacturer's claims.

Fuel consumption is poor.

Suspension soft / cornering is poor.

Hood leaks.

Steering has no road feel.

Hand brake useless; new pads have been fitted.

Porous alloys.

Door hinge bushes appear to have disintegrated.

Screaming alternator / AC belt, poor adjustment access.

General Comments:

This car is a complete joke! I could have made a better MG with wood, cardboard, and a set of Silver Cross pram wheels.

I have owned a number of sports cars, British as well as foreign, and this is a poor example. I only wish I hadn't bought it now; egg on my face everyone!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th March, 2012

1998 MG F 3.0 turbo petrol

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 3.0 turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10


Crashed it not badly - somone pulled out of the drive and I avoided them, and went up the curb and caught the bottom.

£3800 worth of damage just for a curb!

General Comments:

Unless you have money to burn MGF's are not worth it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 1999

31st Jan 2001, 08:03

Eleven grand for a 3 and a half year old one ain't that bad!

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews