I was interested to read the experiences of J. F. Cliffe (Motor Sport, April) and his Citroen GS. I, too, have been amazed at the running expenses of this particular model.
Apart from the fact that it eats brake-pads for breakfast, four front and one rear in 17,000 miles, petrol consumption (four-star) for a small-engined, albeit high-performance, car is excessive. I find that in my work as a general practitioner I am very lucky to get 25 miles per gallon. This, compared, with service charges which are dear, makes what could be thought to be an economical small car, a relatively very, very expensive one.
Tamworth D. Rowley Jones