MG is one of those quintessential British motoring brands that hark back to the golden age of motoring and never lose their appeal. With the TF however, the company created a hugely popular ‘funster’ for the modern era that had a certain classic charm about it, with all the latest trimmings. One of the most popular small 2 seat roadsters with die hard British motoring fans, the TF really is quite special.
Everyone knows about the tumultuous history associated with the MG marque, and the TF was certainly part of it. Originally named the F upon release in 1995, the TF proper was released in 2002, but production was then suspended in 2005 when MG Rover went belly up. Thankfully though, the model was resurrected in 2007 when the company was bought by new owners, and the latest versions carried on where the previous greats left off.
There’s no question that the TF looks every bit the plucky British roadster it was designed to be. Despite its pint sized dimensions, it has bags of charm and a real character to it. Those doe eyed headlights and famous front grille in particular stand out. The interior is well designed, comfortable and equally as stylish, although it could be a little cramped for tall individuals. Several different trims are well stocked, and there’s a good level of practicality thanks to a good sized boot and several storage spaces in the cabin.
Take it out on the road though and the TF really demonstrates what it has to offer. You’d expect a small sports car such as this to handle well, and it really doesn’t disappoint. A nice balance, some involved steering and a firm but fair ride mean you can have a lot of fun without trying very hard. Some small but sprightly engines provide more than enough performance, so whether you’re looking to cruise around or really get stuck in, it’s more than possible.
Finding a second hand MG TF at Motors.co.uk is incredibly easy as there are thousands of different listings to check out. An abundance of both older and newer models mean you can choose whichever takes your fancy, but the best thing of all is that you’ll pay next to nothing. Immense price discounts across the board mean used cars for sale are some of the best bargains around.
The bottom line is that when you buy an MG you expect a certain something due to the prestige and heritage associated with the brand. The TF has this in abundance and is a fantastic little car to get behind the wheel of. Ideal as a second car for those people looking to have some fun in the summer sun, it looks great, drives well and has a wonderfully excitable attitude. Overall it’s definitely worth a look.