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Hi, just thought I would introduce myself!

I am here because I am looking to buy a MGF. I have recently been informed that I am soon to be out of a job and have a nice lump of money to use as i see fit. Some of this money will be going on an MGF s I have decided to treat myself!

Last August I bought a ZR and loved the way the car looked (trophy blue, 17" straights....mmm) but unfortunately I didnt have the patience for all the little things that went wrong (HGF, broken seat tilt mechanisms....etc). So after 6 short months I sold it and bought a...eek.... Ford Focus. Shortly after buying the Focus it became apparent that something was wrong with it as it vibrated at speeds over 60mph. So it went back and I got my money returned. I ended up with a Honda HR-V and I love it. But I now want a second car and can finally afford an MGF...so here I am.

I have around £3000 to spend on an MGF and am currently reading through the threads in this forum to get an idea of what I should be looking for in my new car. If anyone here has an advice or words of wisdom for me, please feel free to post as this is virgin territory for me.

I am keen to identify what I should get for my money. Ideally I'd like leather seats (like the cream/tan ones) and a hood that is free for damage and works properly. Oh, and an engine that has had the head gasket done!! (had this on my ZR and dont wanna pay out for it twice in a year!!)

I am based in south east Kent and unfortunately there arent many available in my price range around this area so its a case of wathcing and waiting... :whistle:

So, as i said, if anyone has any advice, is selling an MGF or has any usefull links to sellers or general info in the car i'd be most grateful!

cheers

n
 

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Hi & welcome to the site! :broon:

Take a look at this link and it may help with a few pointers:
http://www.mgf.ultimatemg.com/group1/info/MGF_buying.htm

The whole site is actually pretty good for hints & tips though:
http://www.mgf.ultimatemg.com

Good luck with your searching. :D

Edit: Another good site. Just scroll down the left hand side for loads of info on the F.
http://www.apttony.co.uk/

And an excellent one stop shop from our very own Mr Pete V! (AKA. Bananaman! :D )
http://www.mgf-tf-central.co.uk/
 

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hello gibbo. i cant reply to your private message as your inbox is apparently to full, so i will respond here!
how much are you after mate? and can you tell me anything about the car? damaged? HGF? service history?
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Last August I bought a ZR and loved the way the car looked (trophy blue, 17" straights....mmm) but unfortunately I didnt have the patience for all the little things that went wrong (HGF, broken seat tilt mechanisms....etc).

I am keen to identify what I should get for my money. Ideally I'd like leather seats (like the cream/tan ones) and a hood that is free for damage and works properly. Oh, and an engine that has had the head gasket done!! (had this on my ZR and dont wanna pay out for it twice in a year!!)
Looking at your recent car history you seem to have a habit of getting rid of your cars if they have faults, even though they were quite new-ish models!.

Given that £3K will maybe only get you a half decent 7-8 year old 'F' you are likely to find most cars of the vintage will have one or two faults at least, and if you get a 'wrong un' it could turn into a very big money pit!.

Sorry!, not trying to put you off, just make you aware of the pitfalls of owning an 'F' of this age, if you are not prepared to pay out for a few running repairs and perhaps get your hands dirty every now and again then perhaps you might want to consider upping your budjet!..
 
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