Whether the MG TF is worth the asking price is a matter for contention, even though the spec includes a reasonable amount of kit. But the bigger question is how the car will depreciate over the first two years of ownership.

The answer is ‘pretty damn quickly’. 

If you can somehow swallow this knowledge, either by deciding to keep the car indefinitely, or persuading your company to take the hit, the TF is reasonably cost-effective to run.

You should return economy figures between the mid-20s and mid-30s, while insurance isn’t too bad for a mid-engined, two-seat sports car, thanks in part to a Thatcham 1 security system.

One relative unknown is the level of reliability and build quality that MG’s new owners will be able to achieve.

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