I’m a Skoda driver, Mr Clarkson, but my name isn’t Geoff and life’s been pretty good to me (“It’ll give Geoff all the fares he can carry”, May 15). I’m a professor of engineering and I’ve been married for 50 years to the most gorgeous woman in the world. But you are right in one respect: I can’t get the claimed mpg from my car either.
Jim Hewit, Newport-on-Tay, Fife
I agree with Jeremy Clarkson on how cars need to excite us: the move towards shared platforms has left us with lots of different names to choose from but no real choice. Instead we have boring German models with styling affectations pretending to be Spanish, Czech or premium cars.
Mike Cook, via email
Pay and display
Martin Alderman is dismayed about getting fined for not having a vignette toll sticker for motorway driving in Austria (“Sticking point”, Letters, May 15). It has been compulsory to display them there since 1997. Pay up.
Kevin Steve Hampson, Zurich
That’s the limit
Malcolm Gallagher suggests that car drivers pull over in 50mph roadwork zones to enable lorry drivers such as himself to overtake (“Slow roasted”, Letters, May 15). If a lorry is tailgating, how can we safely change lanes? Speed limits are just that — limits, not targets.
F Harvey, Hotwells, Bristol
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