[MR2] MR2 news from Top Gear
andy.champ at tesco.net
Mon Jan 25 16:11:46 EST 2010
> The more technology that I see being integrated into vehicles, the
> more and more I resolve to never get rid of my 1986 Mr2.
> No power steering, no ABS, no airbags, no electric throttle, no active
> yaw control, no electronic differentials, no OBDII, no stability or
> traction control. In other words: Perfect!
> And if my Mr2 were to be destroyed in an accident, I would just get
> another and enjoy being a luddite.
> - Joel -
My take on the electronics is that if it can do it better than me, then
ABS can, and I like to have it.
But electric throttles? I've recently driven a Vauxhall (British GM) a
Suzuki and a Toyota with fly-by-wire throttles. They all had ever so
slight throttle lag, and I hated it.
OTOH, they were also very economical. 20-30% better than I would expect
for a car of that size and power.
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