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Morgan Plus 4 (2005-2020) review

£35,400 - £43,200
Published: 03 Jun 2019


What should I be paying?

With 4/4s starting at £40,000, Plus 4s at £44,000 and the 110 Works Edition topping £60,000, it’s easy to wonder – given how deliberately unmodern this car is – why you wouldn’t just commit fully and buy an actual classic. It might cost less up front and it’ll likely come with cheaper insurance. Even exemption from road tax, if it’s pre-1980s.

But then there’s the realisation that, with its Ford and Mazda mechanicals, buying new is likely to offer some of that new-fangled ‘reliability’ buried beneath the antique looks. If you want a classic to drive, rather than endlessly tinker with, buying new makes sense. Surely no one likes spending their bank holidays in laybys being condescendingly tooted at by other drivers.

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Beingly so light of weight and modest of power, this is a freakishly frugal car, too. Its impressive 40mpg claim feels pessimistic in reality. As we’ve said, though, keep it in mind that you won’t be using this for long-haul journeys away. Not unless you’re really, really efficient at packing.

Oh, and ‘modern’ Morgans hold their value staggeringly well. This is not a car that’ll shed pounds the moment you drive it home.

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