CONDITIONS in postwar Europe, and their relation to European postwar cars, are reviewed in this paper. The author discusses prevailing economic factors on both sides of the Atlantic, the importing and exporting of cars throughout the western world, and the outlook for automobile manufacturing in the various countries.
With the aid of more than 60 Illustrations and cartoons he graphically presents a picture-story of British, French, German, and Italian passenger cars which are popular in Europe today. He concludes that European cars are generally less costly to buy and to operate than American cars; they are smaller, lighter, narrower, use less fuel; they are more nimble on the road, have better road-holding ability, better braking, and allow a more intimate view of the road. But, he also points out, they are generally low in performance, are much noiser than American cars, less completely appointed, and much less comfortable.