1995 MG F Review

1995 MG F VVC 1.8i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carMG F


Good, and don't believe the bad press


Brake pads needed replacing, electrics on windows needed replacing.

General Comments:

One of the most reliable cars I've owned, despite the bad press. No head problems or overheating, great drive, cool looks and great for sunbathing. Excellent handling overall, and apart from the consumables, no great expense (approx 36MPG).

I've heard for every one made, there is a lemon made, so I've probably been lucky.

One of the previous owners did complete rebuild in 2007; engine, electrics, computer, even carpets. Downgraded the engine from VVC to a standard 1.8i... Could explain the reliability and low fuel consumption.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2011

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review