I refer to the extraordinary letter from Mr. Black concerning his experience of the Marina 1.8 Super Mk. 2. As the owner of a similar car for the last two years I would say his complaints are totally unjustified and without basis in fact. He resorts to innuendo and snide remarks. He refers to the brake pads: being replaced at 6,000 miles, the replacement of clutch and shock absorbers and repairs to the gearbox. All this calls attention to the obvious brutal and vicious driving method of Mr. Black. How many emergency stops does he have per day? In conclusion I suggest that the fact that this particular car has lasted 44,000 miles in the hands of Mr. Black must rank as a compliment to Messrs. Leyland. My appreciation for a most excellent magazine.
Sheffield G. THOMPSON