Used Morgan Aero 8 (2000 - 2010) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 12 Feb 2014
4
For sheer character and charm, few cars can match the Morgan Aero 8. It may be hand built and with a traditional look, but the Morgan is a thoroughly modern sports car that uses an aluminium chassis while power comes from a BMW V8 engine.

Morgan Aero 8 (00-10)
Effortless style, superb performance, BMW engine and gearbox, unique hand built cabin
Limited practicality and safety features, expensive to buy and run

New price range:

£55,538 - £73,579

Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

For sheer character and charm, few cars can match the Morgan Aero 8. It may be hand built and with a traditional look, but the Morgan is a thoroughly modern sports car that uses an aluminium chassis while power comes from a BMW V8 engine. This gives it a 0-62mph time of less than five seconds and it feels even faster from behind the wheel. The original model had an unfortunate cross-eyed appearance, but a revised model, introduced in 2006, was a huge improvement.

Designed and built in Britain it has a uniqueness few similarly priced cars can match and there are more dealers around than you'd think. However, that doesn't stop it being expensive to buy and run.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

2 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

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