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Old 09-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #11
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:16 PM   #12
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Over 100mph for 45 mins? You would think that gas would have run out hahaha? And she did all that driving with "one hand tightly grasping the wheel and the other talking on the phone"? Suuuuuure. Nice PR stunt KIA!!! "NOW GO BUY OUR CAR AND YOU CAN DRIVE LIKE THAT!!!"
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #13
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Posted via FF Mobile Yay for older cars without electronic throttle lol. But seriously, 45mins? 100mph, on the phone. Must have a lot of practice driving around with the phone in her hand.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #14
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Seriously? You guys are going to dig on Kia for this?

Could happen with any car...
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:06 PM   #15
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Yeah... But Manuals FTW. Haven't heard anything about a car with a manual running out of control like this.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:08 PM   #16
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She had a push button starter on the Kia so no key to turn off. She also said the shifter would not move out of drive and was stuck. Most people panic and it inhibits their ability to think logically........I have to say, she did a good job handling the car at 100+ mph while squeezing between cars and hitting the soft shoulder, could have been much much worse.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:10 PM   #17
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Yeah... But Manuals FTW. Haven't heard anything about a car with a manual running out of control like this.
I agree, I worry about the day when a manual transmission will no longer be offered as an option. I hope I never have to suffer owning a vehicle with an automatic, unless of course I'm in an autonomous vehicle and can go to sleep during the lame 7+ hour drive I have to make to see my family.......or unless the Jetson's flying car in a briefcase comes to fruition.....
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:31 PM   #18
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I lived in Korea for three and a half years and they drive like super maniacs over there. I hated driving while there.

I always think the same thing when I hear about these stories is turn the key off... but then again, new Kias have push button start so I am not sure how that would work.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:35 PM   #19
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She had a push button starter on the Kia so no key to turn off. She also said the shifter would not move out of drive and was stuck. Most people panic and it inhibits their ability to think logically........I have to say, she did a good job handling the car at 100+ mph while squeezing between cars and hitting the soft shoulder, could have been much much worse.
I didn't see your post until after I posted but yeah I was thinking about how they have push button starts in Kias. I agree, too panic makes people lose their reasoning so the best thing to do is stay as calm as you can.
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