1970 MG Midget Review

1970 MG Midget MK III 1.3 CC from North America

Model year1970
Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 CC Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired73200 miles
Most recent distance74500 miles




Shortly after purchasing my Midget, from a private seller, the reverse/first gear went out. However, I knew the transmission had a problem when I purchased the car. I later replaced the brake master cylinder. The car has never left me stranded, even when first gear went out, the little car brought me home.

General Comments:

The car has a rebuilt engine, approximately 1300 CC and is very responsive! However, riding comfort is comparable to "zipping" down the freeway on a skateboard.

Car gets a lot of attention, parts are available for restoration and brings back a lot of good memories for people.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2005

Average review marks: 5.5 / 10, based on 1 review