Can Anything Stop Toyota?

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While your Ford is floatin' in the fjord.... Sorry. Door windows slide in their tracks. Sun roof (escape hatches) can be popped straight out. Designs differ.
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When I went to driving school they taught is not to drive into the water. Bob
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LOL
gawd we all want SUV's to survive crashes...etc etc
why don't we learn to drive???
Scott in Florida
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SPEAKING OF learning to drive......
Gray Davis' road to private life could be quite a bumpy one By R.E. Graswich -- Bee Staff Writer Published 2:15 a.m. PST Friday, November 14, 2003
Driving Mr. Davis: Gov. Gray Davis faces a surprising challenge when he makes the move from chief executive to Joe Blow. He is clueless when it comes to motoring. Hasn't owned a car. Can't drive. "It's been years since he drove a car," a Davis friend said. "He has to get driving lessons from his security detail." CHP officers have been joking about giving Davis and his wife, Sharon, a crash course in driving at the West Sacramento CHP academy. The Davises are looking at Lincolns. The CHP won't confirm or deny anything. "We don't comment on the governor's security," said CHP spokesman Tom Marshall. "We will have a detail with Governor Davis for several weeks after he leaves office. That's all." Davis has avoided driving since 1975, when he became chief of staff for former Gov. Jerry Brown. Gray cruised the streets in Jerry's famous powder-blue Plymouth. There was always a state cop at the wheel. After that, Davis was in the Assembly, where legislative staffers stood by to haul him around. As state controller and lieutenant governor, he had CHP chauffeurs. As governor, Gray had a highway patrol entourage. Times change. If you see Gray nervously bearing down in his new Lincoln, back off. Way off. ... -----------------------------
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Scott in Fla wrote:

Because there's a limit to how much you can do- the "other guy" is capable of insurmoutable stupidity.
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And ironically more people get killed in SUV rollover accidents while trying to get those unweildy behemoths to evade accidents.
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Ted Kennedy wasn't in attendance that day.
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Philip wrote:

Is that the day he skipped and went to some party on the other side of the river in a black 1968 Olds Delta 88?
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That is why they teach IF a vehicle becomes submerged. What if you are vehicle was hit and pushed into a body of water? ;)
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being of bellicose

The car will float first. It takes quite amount of time for the car to submerge deep enough to put pressure on the windows for the motor to not be able to open it, if your theory is correct.

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Cars are typically nose heavy and float accordingly. What do you suppose would happen to that floating state if you got the driver's window down and water started rushing in? Where would that air space go? Better to exit the sun roof which is why northern European cars have them.
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The window will be down fast enough and the car will be high enough that water will not rush in. The OPEN window HAS too be UNDER water for water too rush in. And are you so sure that ALL European cars have sun roofs? I don't think so.
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"...nothern European...."
Suppose a front door window is already down when the car hits the water? Better start scrambling! Ask senator Kennedy how long Detroit iron will float.... if at all. ;-)
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Kennedy's car over turned in the water, and was on it's side. He was also drunk. This guy you are referring to drove into the water, not drove off a cliff. I doubt the water went over half the height of the door.

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People drive off the pavement and down an embankment to get to water .... usually. Not off a cliff. LOL Do drunks have a better survival rate? There is evidence that such is true.
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I don't know if a drunk does or does not. Moot issue. Cliff, off bridge ( as in Kennedy's case ) what ever, it depends of the area. In Florida, you will be hard pressed to find an embankment. You will find lots of drainage ditches.......oh about 10 to 15 feet from the road. For some reason, shoulders are not put on the road systems. You will find lots of high water covering the road ways when rivers overflow in the rain season, most likely like what the person you refer to. Many water retention ponds 15 to 20 foot deep. Go off cliffs? Yea, that can happen as well. Take a trip through the mountains of the east or west coast. Lots of possible areas for that to happen.

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Just don't have an offset crash like the ones shown in http://www.iihs.org .
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If the Americans ever own Toyota then all they will turn out is gas guzzling heaps of crap that can't go round corners. It does'nt even bear thinking about
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Peter Keating wrote:

Toyota has already done it.
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I have a friend that had a TOYota. It should have said in the owners manual "REPLACE ENGINE EVERY 75,000 TO 100,000 MILES. (at 3 to 4 times the cost to replace an engine in an American vehicle).
That's why the first 3 letters are TOY.
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On Sat, 22 Nov 2003 22:06:26 -0000, "Peter Keating"

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