My 1964 TR4 has done over 47,000 miles, which, according to Mr. Rogers, signifies its approaching death. However, I am happy to report that it is running as sweetly as ever with no sign of a fall-off in its exciting performance. The car has been almost completely trouble-free during my ownership, requiring only a clutch and new brakes, etc., and has never failed to start first time winter and summer.
TRs do have their problems, notably rust in the rear wings, but I cannot understand anyone turning in their TR for an MG-B unless, of course, they want to paint it yellow and go driving up and down King’s Road. In my experience the MG-B is no match for the TR in either reliability or performance and can be summed up as an all-round uninteresting car.
On top of this there is a comradeship between TR drivers that I have not come across since my motorcycle days: something which is not shared by MG-B owners (most MG-Bs seem to be driven by girls, anyway).
Andrew J. Peacock.