Having previously written to you about my experience in a Fiat 125, I have just, with regret, disposed of a 125S after 29,000 miles.
Without question, this was a better car than the 125 and well worth the extra money.
The promised improvement in performance and economy were fully justified, with 30-32 m.p.g. regularly and 35 on a 2,000-mile Scottish holiday which included many interesting by-ways.
In 21 months, the only breakdown was a faulty rotor arm, soon replaced. Apart from a tendency for reverse to jump out (now modified), the gearbox was a joy and the combination of a smooth willing engine and an overdrive made light of long journeys,
The steering, whilst a bit heavy at low speeds, was precise and thoroughly predictable; this combined with fine brakes and good acceleration made for safety.
Cinturatos undoubtedly helped to give a glue like quality to the road-holding in wet or dry.
I hope that I am as fortunate with my new Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina.
Many thanks for much enjoyable reading.
Charles P. Brodie.
Bury St. Edmunds.