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Another C5 Alive member gets bitten by the MG bug!
« on: 17, June, 2013 - 13:22:57 »
Hello everyone


As the title says,  I have gone and got myself a MG TF  8)

Picking it up on Wednesday at 3 : 30 pm and pictures to follow soon


 I will link to the advert as soon as I can as I am currently on my lunch break

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Re: Another C5 Alive member gets bitten by the MG bug!
« Reply #1 on: 17, June, 2013 - 15:54:44 »
As promised, here is the link to the eBay listing (obviously now listed as 'Listing Ended')

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140947275656?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649




And here is a link to a picture I took myself when I took it for a test drive
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/9066308769/


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Re: Another C5 Alive member gets bitten by the MG bug!
« Reply #2 on: 17, June, 2013 - 17:35:48 »
Very Nice indeed  :)

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Re: Another C5 Alive member gets bitten by the MG bug!
« Reply #3 on: 17, June, 2013 - 21:18:40 »
That does look superb mate , nice colour scheme  8)

Bet you cant wait to get it on the road !

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Re: Another C5 Alive member gets bitten by the MG bug!
« Reply #4 on: 18, June, 2013 - 16:10:16 »
Indeed, I am very exited  ;D

Definitely in much better condition than my SMART Roadster :p

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Re: Another C5 Alive member gets bitten by the MG bug!
« Reply #5 on: 20, June, 2013 - 23:30:31 »
How do you find the TF relative to the smart? I've been considering both, more so the smart at the minute, but I'd be interested to hear a comparison from someone that has owned both, even if you haven't had a chance to give the TF a workout yet.  :P

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Re: Another C5 Alive member gets bitten by the MG bug!
« Reply #6 on: 21, June, 2013 - 14:01:40 »
Both cars have paranoia issues


With the roadster you constantly worry about water ingress to the SAM unit which kills the car and costs around £700 to fix and with the MGF / TF you worry about HGF (head gasket failure) which costs around £500 pounds to fix.

Parts for the roadster are expensive and so are labour costs whereas the MGF / TF parts are cheaper and so are labour costs.

Tax for the roadster is £105 a year and for my MG TF is £215 a year.

All smarts have a dreadfull 6 forward 1 reverse automatic gearbox system (with manual clicky shift override)with THE worst shift time which is what you don't want in a sports car whereas the MGF / TF has a manual 5 forward 1 reverse gearbox as standard and some Fs / TFs were fitted with a automatic gearbox with paddle (well, little ball) shift



My conclusion is...... Get a F / TF

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Re: Another C5 Alive member gets bitten by the MG bug!
« Reply #7 on: 21, June, 2013 - 16:36:21 »
Thanks, the other thing I noticed about the smart is they seem to need engine rebuilds with very few miles on the clock. I've done a headgasket on a K-Series before, so that's not as big a worry for me as it could be. Have been in a smart and it was great fun, but am yet to experience a TF properly.