For hobbyists only
What hasn't gone wrong with the car?
Brakes, carburetors, engine replaced/rebuilt.
Driveline problems, body rust, generator.
Various wiring problems, headlights, taillights.
Heating, windows stuck, wipers stuck.
Admittedly the car was a "TLC" case when first acquired, but it became a garage lizard as soon as it arrived. It spent more time on blocks or in the backyard than on the road. It was kept happy though... there were Austin Minis back there keeping it company.
I can't believe this car came from the same country that made the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire. I'm not sure why the Midget was ever made as the regular MG is small enough as it is.
Performance is nil, and creature comforts are nonexistent. After spending 2 years fixing the car it was sold to some other hopeful dreamer. Parts were easy to obtain via the trusty JC Whitney catalog, but getting the car to work for long periods of time without breaking was a major task. I think the secret to this car is knowing the black art of tuning the carburetor. I think only the evil Solex carburetor in my 1971 Opel GT was worse.
As an optimist, I can report however that during the brief periods when it was functional, it was a fun although rather quirky ride.
Overweight people need not try and wedge themselves within. The gigantic steering wheel is puzzling, must be a British thing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th June, 2001