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Update of previous review "Fun Wee Motor"
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(22nd May 2019) 2000 MG MGF Petrol Manual Convertible by Paul Fletcher
Well after running it for 12 months I still find it a fun car to drive, never really had any major problems with car until recently, during last 12 months it needed a new downpipe on exhaust, had timing belt changed as a precaution and windscreen wipers is all, prices for spares are very reasonable and if you can get a mechanic who is familiar with MGF so much the better as engine is difficult to get at.
POINTS TO BE AWARE: I never managed to get better than 28 mpg even after cleaning KN air filter, lately the throttle sticks open at about 2000 rpm, this is a fault with MGFs the throttle body is plastic and warps over time (19 years) a new alloy throttle body costs 50-70 approx excl fitting.
If you are thinking of buying an MGF insist on a ramp or pit inspection of the front and rear sub-frames as they are not available new (MG TF are at cost of 333) and decent used from scrappers are like hens teeth they are not repairable. My MGF would not pass MOT due to sub-frame rot and cost would be uneconomical to repair.
If you are aware of the above problems and get a good one they are a really fun car to runaround in and the grin factor is 100%. Have fun
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(15th June 2018) 2000 MG MGF Petrol Manual Convertible by Paul Fletcher
Bought beginning June 2018 so not really had time to do full review, which I intend to do after I've had time to get used to it. Initial reaction is what a small car but with (for it's size) an amazing amount of storage space, 2 boots, one front and one rear with enough space for a largish suitcase. There is more than enough legroom, I'm 6' (1.8m) and have no problems, driving position is very good, handling is superb, and sticks to road like the proverbial. The first long run I went on I thought fuel consumption was on high side and found K&N air filter had been fitted and required cleaning. Car is great to drive with hood up or down, it is quite noisy (but who cares it's fun) it is extremely nippy reaching power band at 5000rpm. Roof is manual but easy to up and down from drivers seat.
Road tax is 255pa and Insurance (60+) 285pa F.C.
Wish I'd bought one years ago
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