In the 1930s road test writers didn’t want to be too critical. Practical Motorist in its May 1937 report on the Rover Ten enthused. “The bodywork of the car is not ‘flashy,’ but has the unmistakeable appearance of sound construction and excellent craftsmanship. However it felt obliged to find some fault. “The brakes were normally quiet in action, but it was sometimes noticed that there was a very high-pitched shriek just as the car was coming to rest. In all fairness it must be emphasised that the sound was certainly not loud and was so near the limit of audibility that it was often undetected.” So that was all right then.