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Re: 82 Coupe GT

>	Actually, I saw the 60 minutes episode, and as I remember it, they
>	didn't actually *accuse* anyone.  In fact, they specifically said
>	that they were unable to reproduce the problem, and didn't know of
>	anyone who had succeeded.

While they didn't accuse anyone, they were highly selective in the "facts" 
that they presented.  For example, I don't believe they told anyone about 
the police reports in which the driver(s) said something about hitting the 
wrong pedal.

>	What was really damaging were the emotional testimonies of several
>	people who had been involved in accidents with their Audi's.  Trouble
>	is, it's hard not to feel sympathetic towards people who have suffered
>	grievous losses (even though it may be their own fault more than
>	anyone else's).

Which is why a _journalist_ wouldn't have used them.  To this day, I refuse 
to watch "60 Minutes" -- I figure I can't trust their reporting, so why 

>	In short, I think it would have been very hard to make a documentary
>	about the situation without biasing viewers against Audi -- not that
>	60 minutes tries particularly hard !

An interesting side note:  Car & Driver ran an article showing how the 
"unintended acceleration" was BS, using various tests and experiments.  
Shortly after that, CBS sold them.

Just thought I'd throw another can of gas on the fire.  Sorry.

- Dave Dahl  (dad@roadnet.ups.com)
- '87 VW Quantum Syncro
- '88 VW Fox (no acceleration, unintended or otherwise)