John Samuels, Heathcote, NSW

Would you people stop defaming the word ‘ute’, please? (‘Tradition Betrayed’, March.) A ute is a sedan-based vehicle with a big tray and a comfortable ride. A pick-up truck has a small tray, high ride, and does not handle like a ute. The Aussie icon will die when the last ute rolls of the line at Holden.