Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 5:02 PM
You are in the Sedans
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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#19440 of 20239 Re: DOT being sued for delay in rear camera laws [wayne21]
Sep 30, 2013 (2:19 pm)
depends also on what you drive. especially SUVs these days have terrible blind spots. We have a new RDX, and you can't see large areas behind you. the camera does not replace looking, but it is a wonderful add-on for safety. Also makes it much easier to get close when you are backing in!
when I drive something like our old TL, with a low trunk and big window, it is shocking how easy it is to see what is behind you.
#19441 of 20239 Re: DOT being sued for delay in rear camera laws [gee22]
Sep 30, 2013 (2:21 pm)
ABS and airbags weren't around 40 years ago either. I have never been in an accident but I'm glad they exist now. Safety technology has come a long way from the days of my childhood when we used to sleep in the back of an El Camino and no one wore seat belts. I'm sure it will continue to improve and that's a good thing.
Sep 30, 2013 (2:37 pm)
Thought to myself on the way home from work, when did the Sonata come out with integrated exhaust outlets in the rear bumper?
Turns out is was a new Impala. Not the first time I've made that mistake.
#19443 of 20239 Re: Avalon [backy]
Sep 30, 2013 (2:42 pm)
MT has a long and storied history of selling their recommendations to the highest bidder. See "Car of the Year" award. And if we know anything about Hyundai/Kia, it's that if some good publicity is able to be bought, they will buy it.
#19444 of 20239 Re: Avalon [cski]
Sep 30, 2013 (2:47 pm)
The previous Azera had terrible problems with suspension components and ride quality, and Kiyundai products generally are lacking in suspension tuning finesse and ride dynamics, so it is not a surprise that the new models continue to suffer from the issue. Good on C&D for telling it like it is and not falling prey to the "it's new, so it's good" hype that afflicts so many automotive reviews.
#19445 of 20239 Re: Avalon [ab348]
Sep 30, 2013 (3:04 pm)
"MT has a long and storied history of selling their recommendations to the highest bidder."
Do you have any actual proof of this other than disagreeing with their COTY choices? They have made some rather odd choices over the years but I've never heard of or seen any real evidence that they or any other mainstream magazine were actually paid off. It's usually just somebody making things up because car companies advertise in those magazines. Gee, imagine that, car companies actually advertising in a periodical that caters to people that are interested in and buy cars.
#19446 of 20239 Re: Avalon [ab348]
Sep 30, 2013 (3:06 pm)
I've heard those stories too, that car mags "sell" their recommendations somehow.
I've never seen any proof of that, however.
I do know that if Hyundai/Kia is so focused on buying awards and MT is willing to sell them, then Hyundai/Kia have done a lousy job on that so far... zero COTYs to date.
#19447 of 20239 Re: Avalon [m6user]
Sep 30, 2013 (3:07 pm)
It's not like Crap & Drivel doesn't have their own agenda.
#19448 of 20239 Re: Avalon [explorerx4]
Sep 30, 2013 (3:53 pm)
What they tend to like or dislike or as you say "their agenda" is a far cry from taking bribes. By the way, what is their agenda?
#19449 of 20239 Re: Avalon [m6user]
Sep 30, 2013 (4:12 pm)
They have their brands they like.
Their favorite would 'the best thing ever'.
It would get redesigned and they would point out the deficiencies of the old 'best thing ever'.
I have a pretty good memory and back then, I subscribed and had the old issues that I could read again.
'Darling' vehicles never had the deficiencies mentioned when it was 'the best thing ever'.