OPINIONS ON THE TRIUMPH HERALD
May I perhaps be allowed to close the correspondence on -the controversial Herald and ad.ling, in reply to Mr. Hughes, the-following comments. I can assure hini that 1 was not in the slightest overstating my experiences; indeed, when I give more thought. I rather linderestimated Some and eonveniently forgot others. This question of silence and vomfort, etc., is really related to one’s previous experience, and my main motoring, was for four years done
in the only Briti-b sports saloon ,orilty of its name a JaNelita.
When will British manalact uiuer I uk. a good look at this past classic ? This motor I arn afraid gave run :I false impression of what should he the accepted standard for British car. I ottliolaitt. I agree entirely that compared with Standard-Triumph’, previous effort and also the previous and current efforts of other manufaeturers, the Herald is a great advance, but why pretend it is a new experience when most Continental cars and the Javelin Were giving these qualities 10 or more years ago; are we not pandering to Americanisnis ?
Then, of course, Mr. Hughes really drops his guard and proceeds to tell us what he reptires to put the. Herald right. ‘rite suggested modifications would, I am afraid, add at least my 1:400 (which, incidentally, was nearer £200) to give him his desires, which would still include Wilmot Breedon locks ! ! I didn’t really want to wait so I bought my D.K.W., which being slightly secondhand hasnow done 10,000 miles and is still quieter in every respect than a Herald, even one straight off the production line: I fully agree the potential of the Herald is tremendous. otherwise
I would not have spent £750 of My hard-earned money obtaining one in the first instance. However, a motor car is a very personal item of one’s life and is mainly for my pleasure, in which ease it is either right or wrong. The amount of noise or buzz at cruising speeds of 60 to 70 miles per hour, which all present-day cars should be capable of, is—when one has experienced a really quiet motor-a very important factor at the end of what should have been a pleasant journey.
For me the D.K.W. has everything I desire and I shall certainly net be attempting t o experience any new experiences for a long time, us.I am sure my £2011. or es en £400, extra motor car will still be performing quietly when Mr. Hughes has run through two or three Heralds. I ant, Yours, etc.,
Coventry. J. A. NORTON.