[MR2] An MR2 referance
magisterc at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 3 18:36:49 EDT 2010
Drive PCH in a Camry at the posted legal limits, including the warning signs for curves. Unless you are drunk your wheels will not stray from the pavement. My father in law has driven this stretch of road in an RV that handles much worse than any MR2, including the one that had a broken end link.
If he got off the road, he was doing something wrong. The MR2 is not inherently bad, it just has a tendency to bite hard when you make a mistake and get in over your head. It is the perception that oversteer is bad and understeer is good that goes hand in hand with killing off all sporty cars and getting us all to drive hybrid SUV's.
--- On Sat, 4/3/10, Jeff Richter <jrichter2 at wi.rr.com> wrote:
From: Jeff Richter <jrichter2 at wi.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [MR2] An MR2 referance
To: mr2 at mr2.com
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010, 11:38 AM
On 4/3/2010 9:11 AM, Wayne Arndt wrote:
> It is crazy that guy got so aggressive without gaining more experience
> driving his new MR2. But we all like to hit those corners and that's the
> chance we take. Regardless, it's too bad the accident happened and his wife
> had to suffer so badly.
Point of order: There's no evidence from the article that he "got so aggressive". All he says is that he lost a wheel over the side of the road and spun out.
Now, it's probably reasonable to assume that he in fact *did* "get aggressive" [because, let's face it, driving an MR2 turbo on the PCH with no traffic, who among us wouldn't?), especially given that he makes a point of saying that there were no other cars on the road (although the point of that has more to do with the fact that he's lucky they were spotted down the side of the cliff than with how he was driving). But it is an assumption, not a fact.
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