MUSTANG MUSCLE Everyone has been talking about the SLS AMG, FF and Aventador police cars, but I have to say my favourite of the current crop is the Ford Mustang. I saw one in JBR last weekend and it looked superb in police livery. This and the Chevrolet Camaro are the only cars in the new group of exotics that wouldn’t mind getting dirty, scratched or dented if involved in a highspeed chase. You get the feeling the Continental GT and One-77 would prefer to sit back and watch as the Americans go after the bad guys.
MOE GINOLI, DUBAI It does look pretty tasty, Moe. We wouldn’t want any of the new law
enforcement vehicles on our tails.
RARE, BUT REAL On last week’s contents page, you seemed surprised that Land Rover still makes the LR4. Indeed they do, it’s just that you don’t see them at every signal or street corner. As your Buyer’s Guide correctly mentions, it’s an acquired taste. Love the weekly motoring fix your magazine provides— keep up the good work. KAPILA CHANDRABHARATHI,
GOING STRONG Last week’s Letter of theWeek from Jimmy Sadri hit the nail on the head— rather than mock cars like the Camry, we should be full
of praise for them. They are ever so reliable; the term ‘workhorse’ was coined for these cars. They keep going no matter what and the picture Jimmy took of the Camry’s odometer is proof. With very little or basic maintenance,
these cars will serve the owner impeccably.
I have driven nothing but Camrys for the past two decades here in the UAE and, agreed, they may not look the best, but when it comes to comfort and reliability, I think there is nothing better. I have never encountered a single issue with any of my cars— they have served me wonderfully. Sure, high-performance cars are great but it’d be nice if they could do 0-100kph more than twice without throwing a sissy fit.
GEORGE DURRAND, DUBAI
We agree with you, George. The Camry might be ridiculed by some, but if you want stress-free motoring, then you want this car.
PLEASE UPDATE GUIDE I have a comment about your Buyer’s Guide. There seems to be some misleading information (prices are not correct) and, also, not all the latest models in the UAE are included in it. I rely on
wheels to keep me informed about what is happening in the market and, therefore, I hope you will update it soon. MOHIT CHATURVEDI,
WHAT AWASTE While driving around Sharjah last weekend, I chanced upon many abandoned classics, including a C3 Corvette, a Sixties Mustang and a very decent-looking Pontiac Firebird.
I took a snap of it for you guys. There seem to be a lot of hot cars just left out on the streets to rot. Such a shame.
TIM HORNE, SHARJAH
Thanks for the snap, Tim. You can be sure that Imran will be bugging you for more details soon.