MG C Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1969 MG C Roadster 3.0 litre from Switzerland

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

Summary:

A reliable, fast, good looking car

Faults:

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

1968 MG C GT Automatic 3.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1968
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10

Faults:

Major engine rebuild has taken nearly 5 years to resolve and endless head gasket replacements - finally resolved when small NON MG specialist realised that there were liners in the block which were moving under pressure!!

General Comments:

I love this car - the noise that it makes and the feeling of being outside the normal run of things - I know that it is not the cheapest to run but I always get space in moving traffic and heads turn when I go past.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 1997

22nd Jul 2001, 15:18

Hi,

I have been driving an MGC roadster 1968/69 since 1973 when I bought it from a friend. Actually it counts approx 150`000 Km. Until now I had very little trouble (twice the distributor).

At the beginning the car was covered with Tectyle which I repeated 2 years later. So there is no rust. I run the car almost every second weekend (depends on the weather!) for at least 50 to 70 km so that it really becomes a warm engine. I never go over 2000 rpm for the first 10 km.

I have participated 5 times on the RAID, a rally for old timers from Basel to Paris where regularity is requested.

Oil consumption lies at approx. 1.2 to 1.5 liters per 1000 km. I would again buy another MGC.

Regards

Martin Schnoz

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 7 reviews