THAT M.G. ROAD-TEST
I have read your road report of the 1I-litre M.G. with much interest, being an owner of one, but was rather surprised at your criticisms on the score of suspension, ” disconnected ” steering and noise.
The rear springs on my car give a slightly firmer ” ride ” than on the average small saloon, and undamped movement is reduced to a minimum. I have always regarded any shortcoming in back seat comfort as the price to be paid for the car’s truly magnificent roadholding.
As to steering, I do not know exactly what is meant by ” disconnected ” steering, but presume you refer to the steering wheel not in direct contact with the road wheels. In this respect it has always been a matter of surprise to me that after nearly two years of hard motoring the steering of my car has not deteriorated in the slightest from its new condition, when the smallest possible movement on the steering wheel immediately begun to turn the road wheels.
In view of the above and your reference to the engine being noisy, I cannot help feeling your test car happened to be a very poor specimen of the marque. I am, Yours, etc.,
Bristol. R. PitarreN. [Our complaint was not that the rearseat ride was too hard but that the rear suspension was quite surprisingly too soft. The steering felt “disconnected,” as almost all modern steering gears do, otherwise it earned full marks.—En.] * a *
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