Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

Before I rip you-know-who a new you-know-what, let me just say that if you haven’t sampled Alex Nunez live blog diary (oxymoronic but there you go) of the new Knight Rider TV show, it really is worth the jump. I don’t know if Alex is gay, but it’s the cattiest thing in the history of the world, ever. Pulitzer-prize poetry, I kid you not. (e.g. “Now we get to the part where Mike curries favor with Cooperman. KITT’s got Mike’s six. Mike punches Cooperman’s girlfriend in the face, because she talked more trash to him, and he wasn’t tied to a chair with a firehose blasting him in his grille. We go to commercial.”) OK, now to the intra-blog attack… “ Green car advocate proves first hand how small cars aren’t deathtraps” is a completely irresponsible post. While we’re happy that gas2.0.org’s Nick Chambers walked away from a bad smash in a Toyota Yaris (three-star front and rear side safety ratings), his anecdotal experience proves precisely nothing about small car safety. As our post on small car insurance indicates, statistically, there’s another, more credible POV on this. We’d expect Autoblog to be more responsible in its reporting. Or, in fact, not. And as long as they’re not, TTAC will be there.

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  • Lzaffuto Lzaffuto on Oct 23, 2008

    I read a study somewhere that contrasted the psychology of the way small vehicle owners and large vehicle owners think about safety. The results essentially turned out to be that small vehicle owners think that they are more likely to be able to avoid an accident with their smaller an presumably more nimble car, while large vehicle owners tended to have the view that accidents are unavoidable so they want to have the largest car and "win"(take less damage than the other vehicle) in the unavoidable collision. It was pretty interesting and I wish I could find it to share it with you guys.

  • Detroit-Iron Detroit-Iron on Oct 23, 2008

    Nick Chambers was in a single car accident. In addition displaying a deep misunderstanding of physics "Imagine how many times I would have flipped in the Suburban and the force of impact that would have come along with crashing a 6,447 pound car?", whenever I read about a single car accident, I always have to wonder why. Why did he hit a "six foot dirt embankment at highway speeds"? Did one suddenly appear in the middle of I-5?

  • SherbornSean SherbornSean on Oct 23, 2008

    Great point, Detroit-Iron, Maybe the headline should have read: "Green car guy can't drive"

  • Michael Karesh Michael Karesh on Oct 24, 2008

    MattVA: on the Internet, it's possible to have a make believe family. But I have met Robert's family, and can attest that they exist. Not only that, but the wife's much better looking than RF. Or maybe I only think that because I'm not gay?