1999 MG F Reviews

1999 MG F Supercharged VVC 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance53000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Oh yeah!

Faults:

Nothing as yet... Head was replaced by the previous owner, but this is common fault on 1.8 K series engine as most Freelander owners know!

General Comments:

Absolutly astounding! The 1.8vvc was never the most powerful, but seeing as this has had a turbo technics overhaul, including supercharger, it's like a rocket! Granted I'm 6'2 and only just squeeze in the car itself, but with 220hp on tap in something that weighs a tonne is not bad going!

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

Review Date: 22nd July, 2006

12th Nov 2006, 05:36

Hi. I own a the standard 1.8 and would like to know if you had the supercharger put on etc. Can you email me some more details at ronnie_eat_yummy@hotmail.com. Cheers.

1999 MG F VVC 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance64500 miles
Previous carBMW Mini

Summary:

I love the car to bits despite a few niggles and "varied" dealer service

Faults:

A few niggles.

Mild problems with the hood getting two small holes in it caused by getting trapped in the hood mechanism. Still got the two small holes. They don't leak, but don't look good. Happened only last year ('04).

Head gasket blew at around 50,000 miles. Repaired quickly and cheaply by specialist. Took advantage of the situation and got the head gas flowed at the same time.

I managed to break the brakes on a track day in '03. The calliper was simply put under too much repetitive stress on the track. Ooops. Brakes replaced at the front with upgraded calipers.

General Comments:

The car is badly setup from scratch by the dealers.

Every driver should get the car (suspension) setup professionally if at all possible. It improves handling and safety. Well worth every penny.

There is a wonderful MG scene on the web who will help with advice if you need it.

The car is a fantastic compromise sports car. It handles very well while staying comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2005

1999 MG F VVC 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin 620 Ti

Summary:

Bags of Fun

Faults:

I have had no problems with this car apart from self inflicted ones, like losing it a few times round bends in the wet, but that just adds to the fun.

Oh and reverse gear can be a bit difficult sometimes.

General Comments:

Before I bought this car I test drove the Mazda, Alfa Spider, Megane, Lotus Elise and nasty Z3, and so far have not regretted my choice for a minute.

My car has been a dream however other people that I know who own them have not been so lucky with reliability.

I wouldn't buy another car from Rover because I get bored with the same car for too long and Rover don't make any other nice cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th June, 2000

28th Jan 2002, 13:48

WHAT!!! Rover 75 / MGZT Grrrrr.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews