The point of the widowmaker hate is, the design just doesn't make sense when every non-German car I've owned came with this vastly superior design:
Conventional scissor jacks don't depend on having the jack able to "rock" on its "foot" on level ground. I can and have used these just about everywhere. I have one in my garage with a picture of a 2nd gen Corolla on it, no idea how it got there but it's a beast.
Now back to the funny: