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LOL!

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> Imagine that your grandmother is
> driving...

Good one!

There's a reason she uses the bus/metro.

> ...a stuck throttle is well outside the realm of everyday driving situations.

I've had it happen in my Z as well. Is it that difficult to figure out what to do when it happens? If it is, why the **** does that person have a license?


There are many stupid people out there that don't know WTF they're doing. When something goes wrong, they're quick to toss the blame to someone else. It seems no one takes responsibility for their actions anymore.
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Manuals

Every car is the same, they get you from point a to b, why is a manual needed?

Yeah, well i just purchased my 1st 4X4 a used 97 toyota. I purchased it from someone I trust and it came with everthing including the manual. I'm glad cause I read it before using the 4wd system and messing something up. There were numerous other buttons and features that I did not know what they did.

I guess had I not taken the time to read, about 20 minutes for me, I'm slow, I would have figured it out. Sadly people usually mess around with all the new do-dads while driving down the road.
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Re: Catering to idiots.

So almost everyone on this site, that is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of older cars that require mechanical skills, agrees that the problem is an everyday driving situation for all cars.

This is the textbook definition of "Sampling Error"

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Re: Catering to idiots.

Nope. Just not an excuse for idiots driving off a cliff. Remember the old accusations about Audi's? Not the cars fault. Even if the cars have a problem these accidents are avoidable. I wish I had a Camry so I could smack into something and get a new house!! **** money for no work nation!!

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Yeh, COMMON DRIVING EXPERIENCE!

There was a time when they taught you what to do with a BLOWOUT TIRE because it was a common everyday driving experience.

It's not sampling error, it's just you're in the group that needs to read the manual. A bit slow, that is...

They would teach you in drivers ed (circa 1979) that if the throttle sticks put the car in N, apply the brakes, and carefully turn the key to the 'off' position and get to the side of the road.

So sh*t, what does that make it---has driver's training stopped teaching what to do if the throttle sticks? What to do when a tire blows out?

Is it a matter that they are no longer daily driving experiences, OR A DEGREDATION IN QUALIFICATIONS FOR GRANTING AN OPERATING PERMIT?

DUMBING DOWN THE POPULACE KILLS PEOPLE. Because standards of excellence are not pursued, and people justify it in this type of bizzare manner, people will continue to die.

I wonder, oh how I wonder how many incidences of this phenomenon has resulted in deaths in GERMANY? Or Western Europe in GENERAL. They have slightly stricter operating permit requirements. Could it be OPERATOR ERROR plays a part?

Oh no, It's the terrible multinational, shutemdown!

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John Galt would take his entrepreneur butt to another country!!! Where is John Galt?, is more like it! Hehe

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Re: Catering to idiots.

My time to chime in, as far as if the pedal is stuck on our older cars yes pull it back. The newer cars though are drive by wire, AKA electronically controlled. There for if the pedal gets stuck and if you pull it back some times the electrical connection does nothing to keep it from decelerating.

It happend in an F-16 here a few years ago (also fly by wire). The pilot had it in afterburner and it would not come out even when the throttle was pulled back. Lets just say it was quite a nice crater in the ground about 10 mins later. Luckily the pilot was able to eject in time.

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Re: Catering to idiots.

No clue who John Gault is but I know who John Bobbit is...

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No brakes in an F-16 last time I checked. Red herring. Gimme a break!

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Re: Catering to idiots.

uhhh yes there are brakes what do you think they stop with on the ground? They have a 6 caliper system on the main landing gear. All aircraft have a form of brakes.

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