Craig Shaffer wrote:
> We weren't going more than 20-25 mph, the Escape had so
> much body roll and lean that I was sure it was going to end up on its side.
> What makes it even worse is that there was a great deal of torque steer, and
> you could feel the vehicle wanting to go out of control. Thank God the sun
> was out and the road was dry, and there were no bumps in the road. Had it
> been wet and had there been a bump we would have went into a unrecoverable
> skid, and most likely rolled over on the Escape's side.
You're lucky to be alive and able to warn others about this
death trap! There is a TSB on the torque steer and that "out of
control" sensation, but I guess it hasn't yet been corrected on
that particular vehicle.
> This vehicle has no redeeming qualities. It is about the size
> and shape of a Model T. Unfortunately a Model T has less body
> roll, a better ride, and doesn't have to worry about torque steer.
Indeed. In fact, I read a recent road test comparing the two,
and the Model T kicked the Escape's ass big time. The suspension
on the T is much more compliant, yet it still handled better.
You'd think they'd be able to make some improvements in suspension
technology over the years, but it seems the suspension on those
old model Ts were hard to beat!
> I wrote my state senator asking for legislation banning SUV's
> from school parking lots, and forcing them to outter areas of
> shopping centers and malls just for the safety of little
That's a very good idea. We have to protect the children
at all costs. Another thing to worry about is school buses.
Children shouldn't be allowed within fifty feet of them!
Not just because, like the Escape, they can't see around
them, but also because the emissions are full of carcinogenic
particles. Great post!
In September and October 2003, McClellan said he had spoken
directly with Rove about the matter and that "he was not
involved" in leaking Plame's identity to the news media.
McClellan said at the time: "The president knows that Karl
Rove wasn't involved," "It was a ridiculous suggestion"
and "It's not true."
Yet another in the endless stirng of bu$h's lies.
"We argued, as did the security services in this country,
that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the
threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners
have now paid the price of the Government ignoring such
warnings." Respect MP George Galloway 7-7-05
"They are waging a campaign of murder and destruction. And
there is no limit to the innocent lives they are willing to
take... men with blind hatred and armed with lethal weapons
who are capable of any atrocity... they respect no laws of
warfare or morality."
-bu$h describing his own illegal invasion of Iraq.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things
that matter." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
"God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them. And then
he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did."
-- George W. Bush
"Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the
will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the
Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord."
-- Adolf Hitler
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President,
or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is
not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
to the American public."
-- Theodore Roosevelt (1918)
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