TASK 4 FREE RUN
Let loose on a playground full of obstacles and long, endurance-style flats and it’s the Gypsy that’s superior. It’s stiff, has a zippy petrol motor and handles like a rally car as compared to the Thar. The Thar is soft, the diesel motor quick and fast, although the handling is not as poised. Having lived with it for twenty-two years, I have an emotional connection with my spine. So, naturally, I love it very much and will do much to preserve its sanctity (which is a bit dodgy thanks to some wheelies-gone-wrong, actually). I’ve no aspiration to set up a rallying career and I’d rather all that ‘stiff’ and ‘zip’ went into a motorcycle instead. It’s the Thar for me, then.
Result: This is personal, really, but the Thar’s come out tops.
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