Posted: 28/08/2015 at 17:40
My first new car was bought in 1978, a Morris Marina.... circa Red Robbo & tea-break strikes at British Leyland. Mine turned out to be what was referred at the time as a 'Friday Car'......absolute rubbish!
Wasn't funny at the time, but as the years have moved on, I suppose this tale has a funny side.
The windscreen leaked from the onset, to extent that the foot wells had a couple of inches of water in them most of the time. Each week for ages, I returned it to the garage (under the terms of the so called warranty) for the leak to be fixed.....sadly it never was. During one of these many visits I confronted the mechanic, asking why don't you fix it? He replied 'it's supposed to leak, that's why they named it Marina'.