In Reply to: Is Internet Psycology at work here? posted by DG on April 18, 1999 at 12:40:59:
I have been thinking along similar lines for a while and although I do believe (as you do) that the "problems" (wheel shaking during highs speed braking and floaty steering) do exist it is hard to tell how much of the population is affected and how intrusive this problem really is. I am getting my car this coming we and have not tested any cars above 50-60mph so I have not experienced this problem but I have a pretty good idea that reading this board all day dramatizes the actual occurence. For one I am sure that about half of the owners would probably not notice anything or would shrug it off if they had not read about this problem. For two I am not sure what percentage of the population is affected. We have had surveys that focused on whether certain package/tire combos were a factor, we even had a "who doesn't have the problem?" survey and that one seemed to show some hope. It seemed about half of the respondents didn't notice anything wrong about this problem. Well, I guess I'll just wait and see what I find on my car.