Originally Posted by Bones
do you understand anything about emissions?
Bones, My question to you is this. A Taurus that averages, say, 20 highway and a TDI that averages 50 highway. Both take the same 200 mile trip burning 10 gallons for the Taurus and 4 for the TDI. Which would pollute more? I say the Taurus. Diesels might pollute more per gallon, but gas pollutes more per mile driven. If you can offer insight as to a more scientific answer please do, I am interested.
Originally Posted by skife
don't get me started on safety equipment
did you know tire pressure moniters are legally required now?
no amount of technology can fix stupid. if you're a shitty driver its probably because your an idiot or you learned through our shitty drivers ed classes.
take drivers ed, turn it into a 2-3 month course or so, include things like controlling a skid and threshold braking, not having kids sit in a classroom for 20 hours then hitting the streets having their parents teach them.
THANK YOU!!! I agree with this completely. I started on a dirt bike and got told to not fall down and where the clutch was in 5th grade, I had to learn how to control the bike and respond to a loss of control. When I moved to a four wheeler I learned a lot about how to handle a panic stop, a skid on ice, evasive maneuvers, and if I didn't learn I crashed or fell off. I am not saying I am a driver that will make your jaw drop, but I can handle a car and get it to do what I want.
Also, are you serious those damn things are now required? I wonder why the cost of a car is what it is. You can't fix stupid and protect an idiot from himself.