some results were surprising. i just don't know how the GM guys can put up with Howie 'The D-bag' Long...
the guys over on the GM sections are having a blast with this one. i just can't take the test seriously when statements like "zero brake fade" are made. their are test results and there are impossibilities. i don't want to hear about the chest-thumping cheerleading of awards, just publish the results.
hey, i'm not saying the Ferd didn't get beat - it clearly did in the demonstrations. but i've done my fair share of scientific testing (not in the automotive world). publishing one set of scientific results over others can skew an assessment. is that what happened here? i dunno. what is a more relevant question is this: how many different tests were performed vs how many tests were shown?
case in point: Ferd did testing that wiped their butts w/ GM trucks. now GM does testing and, what do you know, they wiped their butts w/ the Ferds. ok. the tests look great so long as you only publish the results from the testing method that are in your favor...
remember in '03 when Ferd was showing the loaded drag strip test and it walked away from Cheby? neat. so then Cheby stepped it up. then Ferd. now Cheby.
i just default to this: what do i want to buy with my money? if i like the asthetics, ride, and creature comforts of the Ferd, how valueable is that .5 seconds in a drag race to nowhere? and if i like the way the Cheby looks and feels, then shouldn't i just buy that one?
so next year when the Ferd 'walks all over'
the Cheby (by beating it by .5 seconds
), does that mean the Ferd is better? only the person making the payment can answer that question...