R: [ROVERNET - UK] British Leyland

Ruotolo Gianluca (MERCATO STAFF) gianluca.ruotolo at enel.it
Wed Nov 28 11:50:32 GMT 2007

I' ve seen the first two ones, the others are no longer available due to a copright claim of BBC if I' ve understood well.
Now, in my opinion these cars had some defects, but should be considered with more respect.

In my opinion the description is not really honest, it is like a comic show.

I do not know about the two following films.

About english cars in general, sometimes technical solutions were complicate and not easy to fix if there was something wrong.
This is not always true.
For example P6 vas a very complicate car, but excluding some valves problems in 2000s the car was a very good, reliable and long - lasting  saloon.

We know it was older, but also Rover SD1 ( born to be a triumph) was a beautiful car, was said lto be a little Aston martin.
In my opinion it was still too simple in some ways: rear breakes and rear live axle I mean.

But I still would like to have one.

By the way, in my opinion Dolomite is a very beautiful car, but I know that Sprint engine had some problems.
What about a 1850 HL for example?
It was a simpler, good and fast solution.

Austin Princess is strange and for this reason interesting.
I've seen a grey one in Udine, black vynil roof, the only one I've ever seen in Italy.
It was a car of the end of the seventies and it lasted about till the early ninties.

Best regards, Gianluca.

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com [mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com] Per conto di Glen Wilson
Inviato: martedì 27 novembre 2007 17.36
A: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Oggetto: [ROVERNET - UK] British Leyland

Passing this on from the BMC1100 list

Top gear tests British Leyland cars to see if a good one was ever made. Includes a Austin Princess, Dolomite Sprint and a Rover SD1 
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KRWZdsgDE4
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7d4QH8-3HI
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl2_8DjOc4s
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo5h1dLfEWM

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