|07-22-2004, 12:11 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2001
Member # 8965
Location: Lake Forest, CA
Suzuki lays another egg - CR lawsuit
I meant to post something about this a week or two ago when I read about the lawsuit in the paper.
From another thread:
Suzuki and consumers reports dismissed their lawsuit against each other. Consumers Reports said this:
"Consumers Union also said it has never questioned the safety of any other Suzuki model it has tested. It said its statement that the Samurai "easily rolls over in turns" was limited to severe turns in Consumer Reports' short course avoidance maneuver.
"CU's use of the adverb `easily' may have been misconstrued and misunderstood," Thursday's statements from both sides said. "CU never intended to state or imply that the Samurai easily rolls over in routine driving conditions.""
I could not believe what I was reading in the paper.. Suzuki had these idiots by the balls and they simply gave up and hid under the nearest rock again. They stood to get millions and teach those idiots a lesson, and instead they agreed to let CR of with a stupid press release about a word that was used?
All I can figure is that Suzuki thought finishing or even winning the lawsuit would hurt future sales...?
They better getting fucking glowing reports from CR for the next 20 years...! Otherwise they wasted 10 years of legal bills and millions of dollars. Think of all of the cool Suzukis we don't have here in the US becuase of those idiots at CR!! We could have had a hell of a lot of 16 valve fuel injected coily Zuks running around, rather then picking through the junked out 86-88 models we are mostly limited to.
I won't even go into the crappy korean junk that currently has a Suzuki badge on it here in the U.S. Sad...
[URL=http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=364808]Short version of my buggy build thread.[/URL]
[URL=http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=392230]Low rider trailer for the buggy.[/URL]
[URL=http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=583138]My Samurai project.[/URL]
|07-22-2004, 12:47 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 11628
Location: Ann Arbor Mi.
Just a quick thought if I may;
I do agree with you......but remember, the Japanesse bussines practices are different than the ones here in the US. Public Embaressment and Appologys holds alot of wieght, not that they dont want the monetary restitution, that may have been a secondary concern, now that the Compnay (Suzuki) has its Honor back.
But I would have LOVED to see those bastards at CR (and the NHSTA) get bent over good!!
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