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Old 04-27-2010, 03:01 PM   #21
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Yes, everyone with half a brain knows that it is absolutely impossible for a mechanical linkage to stick. I do not know how that one got by me. I'll be sure to slap Mom for lying, right after I go out and buy a freakin' P.O.S. Toyota.
wow. i dont recall saying that your mother lied nor did i say that her throttle didn't in fact stick. all i said was the techs had good reason to suspect driver error.
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Yes, everyone with half a brain knows that it is absolutely impossible for a mechanical linkage to stick. I do not know how that one got by me. I'll be sure to slap Mom for lying, right after I go out and buy a freakin' P.O.S. Toyota.
Completely uncalled for.

Pretty sad that many have been so brainwashed into believing in Toyota's quality they cannot accept the fact Americans have died in Toyota cars solely due to Toyota's cover-up and, poorly made vehicles. Yet, something goes wrong with a American vehicle and, the critics become united.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:33 PM   #23
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The accident that started the feeding frenzy was, in fact, due to the installation of a carpet mat that was designed for a different vehicle. I had the exact same thing happen in my 68 Corvette. The mat slid under the pedal and once I floored the gas pedal, it would not return - scared the daylights out of me, especially with the ZZ3 engine.

Operator error is very common when it comes to unintended acceleration. Unfortunately, the bigger the company, the fiercer the attack. Just ask any Microsoft employee.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:46 PM   #24
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The accident that started the feeding frenzy was, in fact, due to the installation of a carpet mat that was designed for a different vehicle. I had the exact same thing happen in my 68 Corvette. The mat slid under the pedal and once I floored the gas pedal, it would not return - scared the daylights out of me, especially with the ZZ3 engine.

Operator error is very common when it comes to unintended acceleration. Unfortunately, the bigger the company, the fiercer the attack. Just ask any Microsoft employee.
Microsoft? Your going to compare innocent people being killed and, jailed solely due to poor design and, engineering to a software company?

BTW..It was a lot more then just a carpet mat that killed Americans.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:12 PM   #25
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here we go again...im going to get out while i can.

mario, sorry to hear about the incident. glad you are ok. sorry if i offended you, i didnt mean anything by it.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:26 PM   #26
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I was nearly crushed by a runaway Toyota today while at the auto parts store. It came crashing through the storefront and chased me to the back of the aisle while the shelving closed in behind me. I still have glass in my hair and shoes. It was right out of a movie. The adrenaline flowed like it never has before. Now I know how those dudes feel who get chased by a friggin bear. Ate a big *** steak and hugged my kid and I am very happy to still have my legs. News said throttle stuck and the driver was not cited.
congrats on escaping

really, I wonder what's up with drivers these days. Sure, he could have had the throttle stick, but why didn't he then turn the engine off or apply the brakes instead of ramming the store? aren't we supposed to be better drivers than that?
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:33 PM   #27
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No worries, I pick at my friends scabs too. I use skin thickening cream every day. You have to if your car breaks down every race weekend. Jest is just.
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I shared this story with Jalopnik and they posted it just now. Too bad they got the names wrong. I sent Ray another email to let him know it was mariomark there and not me.


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Old 04-27-2010, 10:20 PM   #29
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wow nuts glad your ok
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:36 PM   #30
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Thanks for the kind words. What I went through was nothing compared to what some Toyota owners are going through. Whether real or not the perceived problem is worrying some car owners to death. Of the two Toyotas in my extended family, separated by model and years, one had this issue before it was widely known. I know all makes have problems. What bothers me about Toyota is what if they knew about it before the public started having these problems, even warning agencies in other countries before the U.S.? Over many decades the U.S. purchased enough of these cheap reliable cars to make Toyota the giant it is today. Personally I'd rather feed my own giant. I've bought American cars made in Canada and Australia. But always with an American name. Everyone has a choice and I don't knock anyone for buying what they want. I do reserve the right to mercilessly pick on any car buyer I want. After all, this is America. Unfortunately, I've had the experience of driving slow around awful wrecks on the highways of Houston for many years. The worst looking cars after wrecks always seemed to be the Japanese or Asian ones. I do believe my eyeballs. When it is time for my kid to get a car it will be an American car. If there is a safety problem, I can't help but feel it would be better handled by an American manufacturer. I am going to shut the hell up now.
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Thanks for the kind words. What I went through was nothing compared to what some Toyota owners are going through. Whether real or not the perceived problem is worrying some car owners to death. Of the two Toyotas in my extended family, separated by model and years, one had this issue before it was widely known. I know all makes have problems. What bothers me about Toyota is what if they knew about it before the public started having these problems, even warning agencies in other countries before the U.S.? Over many decades the U.S. purchased enough of these cheap reliable cars to make Toyota the giant it is today. Personally I'd rather feed my own giant. I've bought American cars made in Canada and Australia. But always with an American name. Everyone has a choice and I don't knock anyone for buying what they want. I do reserve the right to mercilessly pick on any car buyer I want. After all, this is America. Unfortunately, I've had the experience of driving slow around awful wrecks on the highways of Houston for many years. The worst looking cars after wrecks always seemed to be the Japanese or Asian ones. I do believe my eyeballs. When it is time for my kid to get a car it will be an American car. If there is a safety problem, I can't help but feel it would be better handled by an American manufacturer. I am going to shut the hell up now.
No need to shut up at all.
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You're on Jalopnik!

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Old 04-28-2010, 01:18 AM   #33
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Thanks for the kind words. What I went through was nothing compared to what some Toyota owners are going through. Whether real or not the perceived problem is worrying some car owners to death. Of the two Toyotas in my extended family, separated by model and years, one had this issue before it was widely known. I know all makes have problems. What bothers me about Toyota is what if they knew about it before the public started having these problems, even warning agencies in other countries before the U.S.? Over many decades the U.S. purchased enough of these cheap reliable cars to make Toyota the giant it is today. Personally I'd rather feed my own giant. I've bought American cars made in Canada and Australia. But always with an American name. Everyone has a choice and I don't knock anyone for buying what they want. I do reserve the right to mercilessly pick on any car buyer I want. After all, this is America. Unfortunately, I've had the experience of driving slow around awful wrecks on the highways of Houston for many years. The worst looking cars after wrecks always seemed to be the Japanese or Asian ones. I do believe my eyeballs. When it is time for my kid to get a car it will be an American car. If there is a safety problem, I can't help but feel it would be better handled by an American manufacturer. I am going to shut the hell up now.
Take a look at satistics and you'll find that the majority of fatal accidents including teens are large SUVs and family cars - not light-on-their-feet small cars like Toyotas, Hondas, Mazdas, and Nissans.

The mistaken impression that large, top-heavy american SUVs are safer is really sad since few teens realize that with massive size comes massive momentum. High-revving testosterone has no place in huge death traps.

I recall talking to an 80 year old guy who rode up to a deli on a dirt bike. When I asked him what his secret was for surviving 60 years riding motorcycles, he told me that a light bike is a safer bike. When it comes to evasive manuevers on the steet, the same applies to light, great handling and braking cars as well.
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Glad to hear your okay.

It all honesty that sounds like somoene whose foot slipped of the brake and onto the gas, more than someone a stuck accelerator pedal.


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Yikes! Glad you and no one was hurt!

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Sadly innocent Americans have died or been seriously hurt.


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Sadly innocent Americans have died or been seriously hurt.
Sadly other Americans have been falsely trying to get in on the gravy train. And just as sad, many Americans simply have no business behind the wheel of an automobile.

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You can rant and rave about Toyota all you want, but I find it equally (if not more) disgusting the crazy lengths that some people are going to cash in on this situation -- which has almost certainly been fueled by (some) BS anyways.

Oh and lets not get into the "BUY AMERICAN!" soapbox preaching. American car companies have screwed their fellow Americans in their own ways. Not to mention, if their product isn't better than what else is out there (Asian, German, whatever...), then only a fool buys it simply to "support an American company."
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