I was amused to read Mr. H.J. Green’s letter boasting of 20,000 trouble-free miles in his Volvo. It is a coincidence that I, too, have just completed 20,000 trouble-free miles in my car. It is true that I have replaced a fan belt and the front brake pads during the nine months I have had this car, but I regard this as routine maintenance—in neither case was I caused any inconvenience. Mr. Green’s engine runs “like a high-grade clock” mine is quieter than most clocks of my acquaintance, and is a delight to look at, on the rare occasions when I open the bonnet.
Mr. Green asks how many owners of British cars in the £1,200 class are equally satisfied with them—mine cost me £390. It is a seven-year-old 2.4 Jaguar, now with well over 50,000 miles on the clock, and I am thoroughly satisfied.
Cwmbach. W.H. PRICE.