1998 MG F VVC 1.8i 145 bhp


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


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!