What's Wrong With This Picture: Limiter? I Just Met Her! Edition

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  • FreedMike FreedMike on Sep 16, 2009

    sixspeed : September 15th, 2009 at 10:07 pm Giving kids flashy/new/powerful vehicles, even to drive around encourages them to do stupid things, it encourages consumerism and narcissism: “I;m sure my friends would like me more if I’d drive them around in my dad’s SHOW” (pun intended). I don't know about that. Growing up, I inherited my mom's '75 Olds wagon to get around in, but my dad was into cars (Caddy Eldorado, a couple of Mercedes 450s, and my sweetheart, a BMW 730i with a stick). Driving his ride on date nights and to youth group meetings was my reward for doin' right around the house. Rolling up in a Benz or Bimmer did nothing for me socially, a fact I figured out early, but I LOVED driving them - who wouldn't? As a result, I was a pretty solid citizen when I was a kid.

  • YellowDuck YellowDuck on Sep 16, 2009

    So, if I set the limit for 80 mph, and my kid pulls out to make a "looks like enough room to pass but I need to punch it manouver", then hits the limiter while she is alongside the car being passed and ends up in a head-on collision, who gets sued? Me or Ford? Having enough speed available is sometimes a safety feature. I'm not into this at all.

  • YellowDuck YellowDuck on Sep 16, 2009

    dmrdano has it 100% right. We don't need electronics to teach our kids to drive safely.

  • Frayed Knot Frayed Knot on Sep 16, 2009

    Am I the only one whose first thought was "I'd love to stick one of these in any car Jack Baruth drives?"