Re: Kia - my opinion
Why doesn't any new car company's offer a descent true 4 wheel drive today(except for jeep)? Because there is alot of people out there who mouth off that they are death traps and we shouldn't be driving them on the road. Then there's the press like consumer reports and 60 mins who love to spread lies just to get a story, anything to get people going. Than we have the lawyers waiting with there mouths watering to get the money from the big "evil" car manufacturers, from law suits that should never have been filed. Its driver error to roll a vehicle, not bad vehicle design, plain and simple. Anytime you get into any vehicle you risk death, each type of vehicle has a different type of risk. Your risk of roll-over is greater in an SUV or pickup than in most cars, so you drive the vehicle with that in mind and avoid situations that can get you into trouble. That doesn't mean you wont ever get into a roll over, but still it doesn't matter because we are taken a risk. Just like if we drive a small car, the risk may not be so much a roll over risk but some other type of risk. So lets not get into the calling vehicles death traps just cause there not what we would have. Remember the CJ-5, CJ-7, Bronco's and Bronco II's, Suzuki Sam, all out of production because press and lawyers telling lies. And the worst part is alot of us believed them. Now we have to live with big fat ugly soccer mom SUV's that have about as much off-road ability as a station wagon.