1975 MG BGT Review

1975 MG BGT Jubilee 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Model year1975
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Summary:

B = Boring

Faults:

Not a lot. I only had the car for a month, sold for slightly more than I paid for it. The door lock wouldn't work, so I took off all the door card and fixed it. It was really simple to do this, door stripped in about 5 seconds. I imagine this car is quite an easy one to work on.

General Comments:

I bought this car on impulse being that it looked cool, was under a thousand pounds, £100 to insure and had 95 BHP.

Sadly I really did not take to the car. I could barely see over the steering wheel, so had to sit on a cushion and the steering was quite heavy (I know it's an old car). It was quite powerful for a classic, but I really did not enjoy driving it, and it averaged about 25 MPG.

Also there was not room to cart any of my mates around in it, as the back seats are a joke (half the fun of a classic... taking all your mates for a spin). It got lots of admiring glances mind, and talk from lads young and old, thinking it was cool, it was racing green with a gold strip. Sadly not a pulling machine. All the girls thought I was a right burk for driving it.

Think I'll stick to my Metro. Much more exciting.

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

Review Date: 7th December, 2010

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review