Re: Stuck accelerator
One throttle problem and it's junk...OK. jetpowered, sorry to hear about the problem, but keep in mind anything man made will have problems. At least the wife's OK. Oh, and I like to rant, so don't take it to heart!:
As much as it is the electronic controls that cause the problem, the driver can easily fix it. Testing was done recently, as well as years ago, that by putting maximum force on the brake pedal under full acceleration will still slow the vehicle in a relatively quick pace. Most drivers don't think to put the transmission into neutral. This was Toyota's problem, the majority age of their drivers are retired and don't have the reaction time needed before they end up getting into an accident. Years ago, floor mats weren't secured to the floor via clips, so I find it funny how Toyota blames it on floor mats which people can just throw out anyway and buy new ones, only for those to move around all the same. Old folks should know this! Weird.
For 0% financing, I'd buy a Toyota.
Besides, everyone who drives is technically a 'car' person. If they can drive, they should know how to handle their vehicle or get additional training. A car enthusiast is different than an everyday driver, but even as an everyday driver I was trained during my first in-car lesson I ever had on how to properly use all the gears on the transmission. Just like the people that take an IQ test, and don't even know what IQ stands for.
When my wife learned to drive, she was scared to put the throttle to the floor (merging on highway). Then she stops last second for a yellow light to the point where the ABS kicks in. I told her if she can push one pedal to the floor, she can do the same to the other and that cured that problem. I drive like grandma, don't get me wrong, my own dad hates how I drive, because I follow the rules of the road, and no, I refuse to drive with him because he doesn't follow any rules. He lets his confidence get the better of him, which creates an aggressive driver. It's all about control, if you can control your vehicle, you can control almost any situation that you'll run into. Good training goes a long way, not just enough to pass and get a license, as those are the folks that are most likely to get into accidents be it with another vehicle, or all on their own. Alright, I'll stop.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!