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Re: Re: Consumer Reports (long)
I have the same opinion on the CU. I read an article a while ago when
they were testing sports cars. They tested the RX7, the 300 ZX, the
Corvette, and the Suburu SVX. Well they had some interesting comments
about the cars (this was a 94 report so it was the new RX7). They did
not want the RS1 oprion on the RX7 because that would make it handle too
much like a sports car, and they dont want something like that to happen.
They then went and complained about the fact that it did not have enough
space to store a wheelchair. I will give the fact thta some out there in
a wheelchair may buy an RX7, but is that really something for them to
gripe about? come on. They complained about all of the cars handling too
stiffly. They would not know a fine handling car if it drove right over
them. I give them the fact that they may have some sort of take on
relieability of cars, but even then i am not convinced. The info comes
from the readers. And which readers are likely to send something in?
Probably the ones who feel that they are paying too much for european car
parts and feel that they should let everyne else know that it is expensive.
I also read of another time when CU panned a car because they did not
like the way that it handled when they let go of the steering wheel in
the middle of the slalom. I dunno, but i would think that someone who is
smart would keep their hands on the wheel and not complain that when they
let go of it in a turn that they didnt like it going straight.
Final thing, on the Trooper. They still claim that their test is based
on real life and that the Trooper turns over. I also read a letter from
someone saying that they had to make a maneuver somewhat like that and
they felt that CU's test was realiztic and valid. I read a lengthy report
in Car and Driver about the tendencies of the Trooper to roll over, and
they feel that it is incorrect to say that they have a larger tendency
Well that is what i have to say right now...I dont like consumer union.
I wont even get into the way that they test the computers other than to
say that they tested a 200 wintel vs a 150 mac (603) and said that they
thought that the wintel machines were much faster...they didnt seem to
take into accoutn taht the mac is up to 250 mhz and quickly rising and
that the PPC chip is already much faster than an intel chip.
85 Coupe GT