The clue is on the very front of the magazine: POWER, PERFORMANCE, PASSION. The Ford Craptor has no place in this magazine. What you are doing putting one of these tractors on a long term test is beyond me. I read this mag because I like fast performance cars. If I wanted to read about slow, smelly diesel utes, there are plenty of other mags that cater for that kind of thing. I’m afraid if you persist in reviewing these things I will have to cancel my subscription to this mag.
On a positive side, awesome review of the Maserati MC20. I saw that very car up here on the Gold Coast. It is truly beautiful. Shame I will never be able to afford one. Andy McLaren , via Email We knew this was going to be incoming from somebody with an aversion to the Ford Ranger Raptor, but I will say this. While I’m never about to claim it’s got a great deal of power, the Raptor’s performance on dirt is enormous fun and the passion that has gone into it and the depth of engineering behind it eclipses that of certain supercars I could mention. It’s not going to be for everyone, but that’s the nature of niche vehicles, I guess. There are many ways to slice and dice the definition of ‘performance’ in cars and we’ll always encourage a broadening rather than a narrowing of that particular view. As for the Maserati, many thanks for the kudos. We’re lining up another opportunity to get behind the wheel of another MC20, so don’t cancel that subscription, Andy! - Ed.