OLDER & WISER
I fully agree with Karl Sheridan’s comments about older cars (‘Age Concern’, Your Letters, July 2018). My wife and I run six cars, plus a 1993 Peugeot J5 camper, with the newest being a 2000 Vauxhall Zafira 2.0 and the oldest a 1975 MGB GT. Over here in France, the equivalent to the UK’S MOT is normally only needed every two years, or annually for commercials and every five years for cars more than 30 years old. No vehicles are exempt, except motorbikes, and there’s no road tax. Once you have paid for your insurance – which is continuous and cannot be stopped unless a car is sold or scrapped – the only other expenses are your test, servicing and fuel in the tank.