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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Pros

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

Cons

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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Jamie writes:
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Very nippy for a 29 year old car

Cons

fuel goes quite quickly

65

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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Brian writes:
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Pros

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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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.

Cons

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.

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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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Chris writes:
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It was cool for a small foreign car.

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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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Brandon writes:
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5

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Good handling

Cons

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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1980 MG MGB Reviews

My Time Machine To My Youth By Intrepid999

I have continually owned and maintained an MG B roadster since I was 23 years old (am now 65). I have successfully taken extended road trips from Long Island to Key West /Chicago/Detroit/Atlanta/Washi... Read More

Just Great By carsisus

There is nothing this car needs. It had tons of recent work done. There was never any rust and other than a new paint job and a new interior and rebuilt adds and ends it is a great , beautiful driver... Read More

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1978 MG MGB Reviews

Best First Car By Jamie

great little car, quick for a 30 year old car, best car ive ever had for comfort, looks and performance. quite a cheap car if you know anything about cars as you can fix it yourself no plastic crap hi... Read More

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1977 MG MGB Reviews

Fun Responsive Sports Car By savis

this car packs a lot of fun for a reasonable price. nothing beats driving through valley forge park with the top down and my dog in my lap, ears flapping in the breeze. the handling is fantastic espec... Read More

It Was A Nice Experience To Own It, But I Was Glad To Be Rid Of It. By Ozzie

The MGB is a small british car that attracts attention everywhere you go. Unluckily the 77 model year had ugly rubber bumpers, ugly taillights, and rode higher than its older counterparts. It drove ... Read More

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1976 MG MGB Reviews

Nice By jsanders

MGB was a fun car to own and drive. Always gets a lot of looks and having both tops makes it a 3 season car. Winter driving is not recommended because the heat is not very good for the north east wint... Read More

Fun Fun Fun By Richard

Full of character, breaks down constantly, never working, not working right now. Very slow, as good round corners as a bus. Nice colour underneath the rust, Yellow power rules! Sure to impress at uni ... Read More

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1975 MG MGB Reviews

Classic Mgb 75 By Nicholle

Best little sports car ever! Fast, cool, fun. Never knew cars made in the 70s got such good gas mileage- 25 mpg! Go Britian! All parts are easy to find at Moss Motors. Girls look especially hot ... Read More

Affordable Classic Motoring - But Best Not To Use It For Daily Commutes! By Michael

The latest of the 'proper' MGB GTs, before the chrome bumpers were replaced with rubber ones. It's great to drive, responsive (if a little heavy) to steer, and relatively east to maintain. The lovely... Read More

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