I feel that Mr. Cecil Clutton is being a little hard on your correspondent LASC over this Citroen gear change. In the course of owning five Light Fifteen saloons and one Six, I find the change from second to first a very poor affair which demands more than experience and at the best is never satisfying. This is one of the several points which would. rule out a car such as the Big Fifteen from ever becoming a popular family car in England.
The other points which come to mind are : heavy steering, small luggage container, high rate of front tyre wear, intractability in traffic and poor lock. It. will be noticed that these points are all particular to England and would probably not be considered important where high-speed cruising on comparatively traffic free roads, is top priority. It is. under these conditions that the Citroen is undoubtedly the Master of its class.
I am, Yours, etc,
KN Rudd, High Salvington.