I was just about to purchase a new TF (04 model spark 135) for the missus (and me) when all this MG rover situation occured. The Main Dealer and I put the deal on hold due to the uncertain warranty situation. Dealer now informs me they will honour the manufactures warranty and put it in writing. I have not seen the detail yet but given some of the other posts on the forum I am not convinced it will hold water. The one thing I am certain of having read this forum you need a warranty with a TF. Any opinions from this knowledgable community greatly appreciated.