Originally Posted by UncleJ
LMC, I suspect the failure rate for dipsticks was about .0001% and that one was caused by someone pulling the tube out of the block.
Perhaps another part of the equation is the desire on the part of the mfr to make the car idiot-proof for the owners who don't know what oil is, don't know what a dipstick is and don't care anyway. Two words for those people: Mass transit.
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