I. also, have purchased a Citroen Light Fifteen recently, and have read Mr. McGrath’s letter with interest. Quite frankly, I am not as impressed with the cornering qualities of this car as 1 had anticipated. I do, however, entirely disagree that acceleration is ” non-existent ” and can only conelude that as McGrath claims a maximum speed of only 75 m.p.h.. something is
seriously awry under the bonnet. According to rood test :figures. from rest to .50 m.p.h. should be accomplished in 14 to 15 sec., whilst indicated speed of 75 m.p.h. represents a true speed of only 66 m.p.h. I can put over 90 on the clock without any great effort.
The gear-change, I agree, is not too good ; second down to first being particularly irritating.
I also am worried about service. Far too few people know anything about Citroens. I want tO have the hull heights,. weight distribution, etc., checked, but not having been impressed by one distributor’s ” set up ” when calling to purchase a fan belt,.1 am now wondering whether one can have one’s car checked over at Slough ?
I am also far from impressed with the Citroen Instruction Book or with the Repair Manual, which I purchased from the makers. I am, Yours, etc.,
London, S.E.-19. J. CIIESTERS.