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1978 MG MGB RoadsterReview
Bestgrip writes:
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A Pretty Big Deal ! — Fun, zippy,looks great,cheap parts,people love them, the car will go up in value a lot over the next 10-15 years,lots of car clubs to join,meet new friends,lots of info on the internet on them!

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

Pros: Fun to drive! people look, lots of photographs taken of the car, cheap parts,big people can fit in them with room to spare!!!!

Cons: If you drive one or sit in one you will run out and get one!

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1978 MG MGB RoadsterReview
Ivor writes:

A Great Little British Sports Car For Little Money — a great car in the summer with the top down sharp handling if a little tail happy when the road is wet. will keep up with modern day traffic but the fuel consumption is a little bit on the bad side for a small engine. the grin factor has got to be a 9 out of 10 and i think another 9 for looks maintenance is cheap as long as your willing to get your hands dirty and parts are easly obtained so keeping it on the raod shouldn't be a problem. the build quality is typical british so rust is always a problem so you need to keep on top of it all the time

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

Pros: fun with the top down great handling

Cons: rust problems and low fuel consumption

11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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1978 MG MGB RoadsterReview
Charlie writes:

British Car At Its Best — Another of the many sports cars my dad owned in the eighties, light blue with black interior, cassette player, chrome wheels. The carburator caught on fire once, but my dad was able to put it out in time. He sold it because he needed to downsize

Pros: Fun, good looking

Cons: Typical British reliability issues

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1978 MG MGB Roadster Review
GuruHRYFL says:
Sadly I never got to own one, but boy did I enjoy the ride!!! The acceleration is always something that I check out. For this car it’s not terribly bad. I’ve just so happen to be in cars faster. Don’t let that fool you though! From my experience it is a lot more smoother than many different cars. If you have the opportunity grab it! You won’t regret.
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1978 MG MGB Roadster winning categories:
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  • Family Car
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Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Acura RLX worse.
"In my opinion I feel that the car gives more of a retro vibe to it!"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2014 Acura RLX better.
"One way it would exceeds is based off of its acceleration. It’s faster than the Roadster"
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1980 MG MGB Roadster Reviews

A Diminutive Classic By paullubbock

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1979 MG MGB Roadster Reviews

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1977 MG MGB Roadster Reviews

Great Run Around Car, Not Very Comfortable On Long Trips By Stewart

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Time To Let Someone Younger Than Myself Enjoy This Little Car By ddavi380

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1976 MG MGB Roadster Reviews

1976 Mgb By Jim

Performance and appearance are getting better. Just finished the new engine and conversion to 5-speed transmission, am installing new interior now, paint and body are next. This car was a blast to d... Read More

Mgb Roadster By Paul

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1974 MG MGB Roadster Reviews

I Miss This Car. By Mark

My dad had owned a '68 (which I learned to drive in when I as 12 - stick shift and all) and a '72 (which I loved driving to high school!). I had a chance to get my '74 1/2 (the one pictured is a '73 ... Read More

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