Car reviews - MG - MGF - VVC convertible
Stand Out Features
14 Feb 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
QUALITY remains a huge issue with the MGF, with anecdotal evidence from company-prepared press vehicles, customer complaints and independent quality surveys pointing to deficiencies. Rover literature is littered with references to functionality and ergonomics, but most drivers will have trouble with both these aspects of the MGF. The cockpit is extremely tight, limiting legroom and, more worrying, skewing leg placement for the driver. Only the long-overdue steering column adjustment saves the interior from being a complete disaster in terms of driver comfort. The confined space brings all the switchgear within easy reach but the window and other buttons are placed awkwardly behind the gearstick. The tonneau cover is difficult to fit properly and renowned for leaking when in place.
Did you know?The MGA was built as a 1500 (1955-59), Twin Cam (1958-60) and 1600 (1959-62) model, and followed by a 1.8 MGB MkI 1962-67, 2.9 MGC 1967-69 and 1.8 MGB MkII 1967-80
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