1979 MG MGB User Reviews

1979 MG MGB Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews

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Adam writes:
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little British car appeal, fun to drive, beautiful styling, great shifter

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awful build quality, low chance of surviving an accident, low horsepower

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Mgb — The MGB is an awesome car. The car has few horsepower, but still fun to drive. It handles decently well for a car of its age. The shifter is fantastic, very clicky and precise. The build quality is dismal, but that's part of what makes owning a British Leyland product "fun." It gets decent gas mileage when the dual SU carbs are set right. The cabin is well-outfitted and has very long foot wells. The look is classic British sports car.

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Chris writes:
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Pros

It was cool for a small foreign car.

Cons

Foriegn and unreliable.

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Mgb — This was my mothers car when I was a kid. When I was a teenager I used to sneak it out at night and drive around the neighborhood. It was a convertable and pretty fun to drive. It was a small car and handled well.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rommel71 writes:
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I really like this MG it's the first convertible I purchase. it's very easy to drive the turning radius is great. I love the classic sport car looks that it has. there are plenty of parts and very affordable, as a professional mechanic it is very easy to work on compare to others. I love it so much that I turn it to my daily driver around town. the MPG is decent for a small engine.

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Does not have enough power specially when going up hill. but for its age not bad on flat land. it's a little difficult to get in and out of it. and because of it's age there are plenty of little things that need to work on, Electrical issue and some rust spots due to improper storage.

rommel71
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Tumps Up!! — fun car to drive around town not on the free way. you'll get plenty of looks from people giving a smile. folks would come up to you and talk to you about your car. My girls don't like me picking them up in the car because they think the car is old and not cool. until folks start giving us nice smile of approval. I wish I can keep it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
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Looks, spoke wheels, convertible top, exhaust note.

Cons

Shotty build, top wears out easily, crumples too easily when hit.

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Dad's First Mid-life Crisis. — I drove this car so much when I was in High School. Of course the Lucas wiring was a complete mess and the engine wasn't powerful. But it was one the few MGB's Iv'e ever seen with spoke wheels and knock off hubs. Loved it so much I eventually totaled it.

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Jamie writes:
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Very nippy for a 29 year old car

Cons

fuel goes quite quickly

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Awesome — Great old car, beautiful, so simple craftmanship if anything goes wrong you can get into the engine and fix it not like the engines these days with plastic all over them.

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Brandon writes:
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Good handling

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Low horsepower

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Fun To Drive, Did The Job As A Summer Cruiser — The straight four is very weak. Were putting a 302 in it from a '93 Mustang. The car is solid. It has some small rust spots but overall, the uni-body is solid. It has a leather interior. It is a convertible. Were putting a sebring body kit on it, and a drivetrain overhaul.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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