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Gotta respond to my private e-mail here on the "unintended" accel
thang or else the cc would be 4 miles long.
From what I know about the 5k debate, it does look like a bunch
of the accidents were just that: accidentally stepping on the gas, not
the brake. That is driver, not car.
My "however" though, was to the blanket statement about car [not
just 5k] v. driver "who is at fault" question. As I said, many times it
is the driver who, whether through inexperience, ignorance, or just
flat-out misuse sets in motion a serious problem w/ dire consequence.
BUT, not always the case. [Are you listening MG?] SOMEtimes, it is a
design problem. The real bastard problem here however, is that when a
design problem is proven, and the manufacturer is held by the short
hairs, most everything proven is protected as confidential--so long as it
stops one step short of court. And believe me, many many many stop one
I love my four ringers. It speaks volumes to me that when the
wash is done, to really bitch about the safety of an Audi, you gotta go
back a dozen years to even get a sniff of a story. MG and Dorf wish they
had the same record. BTW, STEADIRIC, when you gonna have them super
stopper brakes ready? All these stories about brakes got me wantin' some!