Mrs. Evelyn McGuigan yesterday dumped her car outside the gates of a British Leyland factory at Cowley, Oxford because she said she was fed up with the car’s faults. She claimed that she has had trouble with her Austin Maxi 17 times in 12 months. The gearbox jammed after 2000 miles and she had to replace gear linkage cables three times.
“I am usually an ordinary housewife, but I am getting nervous and neurotic because of all the trouble I have had”.
She added that she has used two British Leyland cars before and these were no trouble at all.
“This is a rogue car and I want it sorted out.”
British Leyland yesterday agreed to look into Mrs. McGuigan’s complaint.
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