I beg to differ with the writer. I have driven a 1948 Riley 2.5 litre as my only car, for most of my life. I got it as a student, and after a few years of adventure (breakdowns, that is) I learned to know the car so well, that I decided to hang on to it even when I could afford to buy a new (er) car, and it has rarely let me down. I made a few simple modifications as to keep it running easier, and bar an engine revision a good few years ago, it has served me without fail, and I would not hesitate to turn down owning a 57c Bugatti if I had to forsake my own car for it. Acorrding to my bookkeeping record, it has done a little over 425.000 miles to this day, and has seen about the whole of europe, america coast to coast, parts of the middle east, and South Africa to Kenya and back.