Originally Posted by cafinkI agree in principle with your statement, however why add another level of potential hazard to your daily risk, particularly when at this point Toyota doesn't seem to know what is causing the problems? My understanding is that the lady who's Prius crashed 2 days ago because of the acceleration problem, had already had the recall fix done to her car.
That's a pretty bad analogy. Playing Russian Roulette is a lot safer than just putting a fully-loaded gun to your head and pulling the trigger…but I presume that most people wouldn't do either of those.
The point of the article is that driving any car on any given day is not a lot safer than driving a Toyota, and yet most people do drive cars every day without giving much thought to the very real risk of doing so, while making a huge deal out of the miniscule risk posed by this Toyota problem.
Yes statistically its a fairly small risk, but it seems to me as long as they don't really know the cause, driving a Toyota at this point is a risk factor that is really unknown. It's like saying, these bungee cords break sometimes, and we're not real sure why, but but it doesn't happen very often, so go ahead and jump anyway. Ummmmm I'm thinking no.