As you say everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. But there is
absolutely no need to use brash derogatory statements just to make
money. As no car has been or ever will be perfect it is easy to criticise,
but slamming something like the MGB is stupid. I know the masses are
easily led but for heaven's sake a huge enthusiast's following must
indicate that something is good with the MGB! If he wrote on food would
he slam bacon & eggs because such a breakfast is old fashioned?
At 08:49 AM 11/18/05, Gosling, Richard B wrote:
>At the risk of getting badly flamed, the 'dated' argument from both of these
>detractors may have some sort of point, depending on how you define "in its
>day". After all, any car that remains in production for 18 years pretty
>much unchanged has a lot of "days", and however modern it may be in it's
>early days (being quite ahead of the game in terms of adopting unitary
>construction, and having a hatchback), its later days are bound to see it
>being an 18-year-old design still in production.
>If it cheers anyone up, last month's edition of "Classic And Sportscar" did
>a (somewhat lighthearted) comparison of the best popular classic, comparing
>things like speed, handling, practicality, ease of maintenance, price, parts
>availability etc. The MGB came a very close second to the Lotus Elan, and
>soundly beat an Austin-Healey 3000, Jag E-Type, AC Ace, and something else I
>Anyway, I like dated, and do we REALLY care what these guys say? It's only
>an opinion, and everyone is entitled to one of them, just as we are entitled
>to disagree with it!
>Richard & Sammy II (who is out of date and quite happy with that)
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