My fellow Banker from Margate cannot really believe that his dream car would sell in this year of grace were any manufacturer willing to risk the capital to market a design alas better suited to the less crowded days of 1927.
The motor trade lives now with what is called ” planned obsolescence,” but good value for money if the public do not mind acquiring a rapidly depreciating asset and little wonder that Dagenham can announce the sale of 250,000 Cortinas in a year, hoping of course that they will be able to say the same in 1968, 1969 and so on. I am sorry that my friend does not think a Rover 2000 would suit. Not on the short side myself, I find my present Rover 2000SC Manual quite the most outstanding car I have ever run. Your correspondent, Mr. Reaveley, who is contemplating the purchase of
TC model, says on trial he found the gear lever too short and the action very heavy, but I hope he will not on acquiring his car make the alterations he proposes. The action steadily improves as the mileage increases and ownership of one of these cars will convince that Rovers have spent a tremendous amount of time and thought on producing perhaps the most intelligently designed car available today.
London, S.W.1. C. K. SHONE.
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