>I'm not against SUVs per-se, but I have problems with some of the people
who drive them. I'm sure that topic could keep us all busy at the keyboards
for the rest of the year.
If that is a political statement, I'll shy away from that. (it would REALLY
be off topic) but...
If you are referring to poor(dangerous) drivers who don't pay attention, etc
they would still be that way in a car...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Haden" <Bhaden@ucsd.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 2:11 PM
Subject: RE: swing axles (was firestone news)
> Our very sport has proven that ANY vehicle can be rolled over, given the
> correct circumstances. Yes, the Explorers and all small SUV's are high
> vehicles, with large tires and fairly short wheelbases. The wrong
> to a highway incident can and will cause a rollover, just as the wrong
> reaction to a spin in autocross can also cause one.
> There is a risk to driving down the highway at 80mph, and that risk is
> increased if you are in a high CG vehicle and have the poor driving
> that many drivers have, however is that the fault of the company that
> the vehicle?
> Bases on the information that I have seen regarding the Firestone tires,
> there is a problem with said tires. Congressional hearings won't help
> remedy this problem, neither will new laws. Market forces can and will
> take care of this problem. Do you think Firestone has sold many new tires
> since this happened? We shouldn't let our opinions against "SUV's" lull us
> into letting the government be involved in more of our lives.
> I was in Sears buying a set of Michelins Sunday and asked the salesman
> (with slight sarcasm)how his Firestones were selling. He laughed and
> asked me if I would like to TAKE a set? I declined. No government
> "solution" needed here!!
> BTW - This message appears non auto-x related, but is in response to all
> the "anit-SUV" content on the list. Just expressing my opinion all at
> I'm not against SUVs per-se, but I have problems with some of the people
> who drive them. I'm sure that topic could keep us all busy at the
> for the rest of the year.