Just make sure you pop the question - when was your last oil change ? if you get a "huh" then ya better be worried.<br><br>IMO<br>Kids when it comes to any maintenance be it vehicle or other - its the very last thing on their minds. Hot chics or hot dudes are first , 2nd is money , 3rd is food , 4th is hygiene , 5th is school . Everything else is laid waste , until it hits them in the face <br><br>
Your son will be paying you not to tell that story to his kids when your a grandpa <br>You and your wife both earned your unconditional love badges on that "when we left our 19 year old home alone " episode. I kept thinking as I read can it get any worse.....and it did <br>Thanks for sharing......priceless doesn't even cover it <br><br>
>Being able to recount this a week and a half later? Priceless.<br><br>got that right! you're generous to share it here.<br>as i read your post and others i'm shocked that so many are old enough to have "adult" children. you all seem so young!<br><br>
#374336 - 07/31/0804:38 PMRe: One of those experiences
Give it time, give it time... <br><br>I'm looking on the bright side. At least it keeps him from driving my Camaro, which is one of four deadliest cars on the road. <br><br>"The four "deadliest" cars of all time: Blame the cars or the drivers?<br>By Insure.com<br>While high-performance cars might have higher accident death rates than other vehicles, automakers, car enthusiasts and consumer groups all agree itís wrong to lay the blame solely on the cars themselves. <br><br>"People drive the Corvette differently than they would drive a Volvo and it tends to be a different type of driver," says Daniel Pund, of Car and Driver magazine. "There's nothing inherently unsafe about the Corvette."<br><br>While he concedes the Corvette produces a lot of power, and the rear-wheel drive of the 'Vette is less common among cars today, Pund insists sports cars aren't to blame for their high accident death rates.<br><br>"The Firebirds and Camaros have done very well in crash tests," says Pund. "Combined with high death rates, what that statistic tells you is how people handle those cars."<br><br>David Champion, director of the Automotive Testing Division at Consumers Union, agrees. "The person behind the wheel has a lot to do with the death rates," says Champion. Young males, propelled by their testosterone, are the ones most likely to die in a car crash, says Champion.<br><br>"Drivers need to rein in their enthusiasm and drive within the level of their experience."<br>"Look at sports cars as opposed to minivans. Minivans tend to be driven by some of the safest drivers out there," says Champion. "Minivan drivers tend not to speed, they tend not to drive at night after drinking heavily, and the death rates are much lower than sports cars."<br><br>"Enzo Ferrari once said that a Ferrari owner is not necessarily a Ferrari driver, and the same is true for Corvettes," says Pund. "The drivers have the ultimate responsibility."<br><br>Ford, which builds the Mustang, is reluctant to put so much of the blame on drivers. "We would never want to blame the victim for being involved in a fatal crash," says Sara Tatchio, a safety communications manager at Ford. Tatchio does concede sports cars handle very differently from sedans.<br><br>According to Pund, it all comes down to restraint and training.<br><br>"Drivers need to rein in their enthusiasm and drive within the level of their experience," says Pund. "They also need to choose the places for gratuitous displays of power, or simply choose not to do it."<br><br>High-performance car-driving schools can teach drivers the tricks to handling a sports car and can help drivers avoid the kinds of spectacular accidents and fatal crashes to which sports car drivers can be prone, says Pund.<br><br>"Any sports car is relatively safe if driven safely," says Champion." <br><br>
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