You concluded a road-test report on the BMW 320 (Jan. ’76) by saying that “BMW Concessionaires. GB, in the past -so heavily criticised for overpricing their range, could almost be accused of charity, pricing the 320 at £3,349”. Very true.
On the basis of comment like this, glowing reports in other magazines, and my satisfied ownership of a BMW, I placed an order with my local BMW distributor.
For some inexplicable reason, however, there was a sudden hiccup in the supply of all 3 Series cars from BMW. In the gap between order and supply, there were some rather alarming price increases which have taken my 320 from an on-the-road price of around £3,500 to £4,500.
I hesitate to suggest that the initial pricing was a carrot to catch donkeys like me . .
As for charity—well, that begins at home, and following my reluctant cancellation of the 320, that is where I shall have to seek my next car.
Thank you as always for the enjoyment which my copy of Motor Sport gives to all my friends who take it to read.
Duffield, Derby JOHN WILSON