Motor (Australia) - - THE VENT -

I have been a Mod­ern Mo­tor/MO­TOR reader for 50 years. Along with Wheels it is my favourite mag for telling it how it is. In­ter­est­ing more than 6000 pun­ters have spent good money for a car that has a two-star ANCAP safety rat­ing. I thought this was the do­main of dodgy Chi­nese im­ports! We know, like most yank cars, the in­te­ri­ors are very or­di­nary. But what type of com­pany is so cheap it fails to move the hand­brake lo­ca­tion to the cor­rect po­si­tion for right-hand drive?

I have some thoughts on your Mus­tang

Hot Tuner shootout, too. Three of the cars, or a third of the field, had ma­jor me­chan­i­cal prob­lems. The most il­lu­mi­nat­ing state­ment about one of the fail­ures was the Harrop GT seemed to have bear­ing fail­ure caused by oil surge from a sump not up to the task! And a poor punter would pay $70,000 for this dis­as­ter? We know cars like th­ese are on the cut­ting edge when it comes to power de­liv­ery. How­ever, af­ter read­ing the test I would loathe to spend big bucks out of my own pocket on mod­i­fied cars when the donor car can only get a two-star ANCAP safety rat­ing.

Neil Brother­ton, via Face­book

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