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    Default MG tf potential next purchase. any ideas?

    I seem to remember some of you knowing about these...anything to avoid (other than head gaskets)?

    Need a moderately reliable, economical, but fun car. Some longer trips, most under 100 miles.

    Will a 2004 135 or 160 cope with every day life without spitting cams and gearboxes all over the floor?

    Do they really return 40ish on a gentle run?

    Will I start asking where people are going on holiday?


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    Default Re: MG tf potential next purchase. any ideas?

    You've definitely come to the right place.

    The
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    MG-Rover.org Forums - Powered by vBulletin

    Quite a good community, but the MGF/TF section is a little cliquey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    MG-Rover.org Forums - Powered by vBulletin

    Quite a good community, but the MGF/TF section is a little cliquey.
    A clique in a form? Good heavens, whatever next?

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    Obviously the head gasket failure is the big thing to watch out for... Also check the coolant pipes which run underneath the car, as these corrode / get damaged. Check for corrosion overall, especially wheelarches. Not much else major goes wrong, though. They're nice wee cars, dead cheap.

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    Mx5 is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byker28i View Post
    Mx5 is better
    An RX7 is also better.

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    Default Re: MG tf potential next purchase. any ideas?

    I have driven two and I found them fkin rubbish tbh.

    That said, they are cheapy cheap cheap and they don't look terrible.

    Mate insisted it was faster than my EP3 Civic Type-R.





    It wasn't.

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    For an engine in the same place - -Toyota MR2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly View Post
    Obviously the head gasket failure is the big thing to watch out for... Also check the coolant pipes which run underneath the car, as these corrode / get damaged. Check for corrosion overall, especially wheelarches. Not much else major goes wrong, though. They're nice wee cars, dead cheap.
    Not forgeting the remote theromostat.


    Going to look at one during the week PM with how much your willing to pay? The car has 70,000 miles seems to be good nick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    For an engine in the same place - -Toyota MR2
    Mk3 has no boot space at all, Mk1 is the best the mk2 is shite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byker28i View Post
    Mx5 is better
    Just cos someone on the south coast designed the suspension on the one and its been carried over since. Oh and how can I forget pop up lights rock.

    You are right, end of discussion.

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    Think that's what my mates father has.
    Its tiny, no seriously, its tiny.
    If your even faintly close to tall the top of the windscreen will be a bit low for you.
    I'm five ten and hated it.
    Other than that its a nasty leaky roofed little box of crap that feels like its going fast at about sixty.
    In fact even my mates Fiat X19 has more luggage space and the roof on that's better than the MG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demographic View Post
    Think that's what my mates father has.
    Its tiny, no seriously, its tiny.
    If your even faintly close to tall the top of the windscreen will be a bit low for you.
    I'm five ten and hated it.
    Other than that its a nasty leaky roofed little box of crap that feels like its going fast at about sixty.
    In fact even my mates Fiat X19 has more luggage space and the roof on that's better than the MG.
    X19 rock and are the answer...or the Lancia montcarlo

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    Quote Originally Posted by katana View Post
    X19 rock and are the answer...or the Lancia montcarlo
    My mates got two X19s, one Lancia Delta 4WD left hand drive turbo thing, his father has a Lancia Fulvia, two Lambdas, an Aprilia, a Zagato and there must be another Lancia I've forgotten about in there somewhere.

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