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NutLoose 25th Jun 2020 10:52

Ouch buy a new car, 20 mins later its totalled
 
And it wasn't his fault.. LOL

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newsl...se/ar-BB15XkG8

charliegolf 25th Jun 2020 11:28

It'll buff out:ok:

Kiltrash 25th Jun 2020 11:47

Footballer?

TWT 25th Jun 2020 11:48

Italian cars aren't known for their reliability. Running for 20 minutes was pretty good really :)

Kiltrash 25th Jun 2020 11:52

Mate of mine bought a brand new Fiesta few years ago and we all met at the pub so he could show it off. As we all gazed in jealousy the pub delivery truck ran into it. Not written off but he had 'forgotten' to tell his insurance company he had changed his car that day. It was on his ' to do list'
Insurance Co used that as a get out not to pay. The Police also did him for Driving without Insurance.

57mm 25th Jun 2020 11:52

He stopped in the fast lane???!!!

Spunky Monkey 25th Jun 2020 12:04

A friend of mine worked in a motorcycle dealership and it was a common occurrence for people to crash the bikes while leaving the forecourt.
Bikes would regularly be dropped on collection day taking the bike off the stand.

When I bought a Boxster many years ago a chap in my local a car know-it-all had his nose put out by my little car.
Two days later he had chopped in his BMW bought a larger engined boxster, crashed it on the way home showing off to his girlfriend.
On the way to the pub that evening I was told of the incident by a third party friend and was given the headlight to the crashed car.
It was duly hung over the top bar.

treadigraph 25th Jun 2020 12:27

Recall driving up the M1 on 1st August in the mid-80s and being overtaken at some speed by a brand-new, first-day-of-the-new-plates Jag which locked up its brakes a few hundred yards ahead and considerably altered the front end against the back of near stationery traffic. Apart from a rather red face, the middle-aged business man was OK.

Blue_Circle 25th Jun 2020 12:29

200,000 would buy you two detached houses in Osset.

VP959 25th Jun 2020 12:38

When I picked up my new car last year, I ignored the advice to drive it home in "Chill" mode, and set everything to the sportiest setting, on the basis that I'd been driving for decades, and raced at club level for a few years, so no road car was likely to be in anyway likely to present a problem. I was wrong. As soon as I pushed the loud pedal when entering the motorway, I very quickly reached the point where the car was way ahead of my ability to control it safely. Although I knew it could do 0 to 60 mph in ~4 seconds, I hadn't full appreciated just what that meant in practice. Even my old hill climb/sprint car couldn't accelerate as fast, that was probably around 5 or 6 seconds to 60, but with a lot less initial acceleration off the line. Not hard to see how people can get easily fooled when getting in something that's a lot more powerful than they are used to. I've learned that having ~350kW (>450hp) instantly available needs handling with a fair bit of respect.

Blue_Circle 25th Jun 2020 12:41


Originally Posted by VP959 (Post 10820557)
I've learned that having ~350kW (>450hp) instantly available needs handling with a fair bit of respect.

I think therin lies the problem for some: they see respect as something owed to them, and don't concern themselves with treating others (includng objects) in the same way.

FLCH 25th Jun 2020 12:44


Originally Posted by Blue_Circle (Post 10820545)
200,000 would buy you two detached houses in Osset.

You could buy the whole republic of Ossetia for that !

spekesoftly 25th Jun 2020 12:45

Can anyone explain the two vertical beams that appear to have penetrated the rear window area?

meadowrun 25th Jun 2020 12:45


boxster, crashed it on the way home showing off to his girlfriend.
On throttle understeer?

VP959 25th Jun 2020 12:50


Originally Posted by spekesoftly (Post 10820565)
Can anyone explain the two vertical beams that appear to have penetrated the rear window area?

Rollover protection beams. They deploy very rapidly on impact, to provide some degree of rollover protection on soft tops.

treadigraph 25th Jun 2020 12:56


Originally Posted by VP959 (Post 10820569)
Rollover protection beams. They deploy very rapidly on impact, to provide some degree of rollover protection on soft tops.

And there was me about to adopt my Q persona - "Ejector Seat, 007"... and, by 'eck, I was right! Well, nearly...

LowNSlow 25th Jun 2020 13:02

As a slight wander off topic I was warned that the same roll over devices in my Merc 350 convertible could go off if you did excessive -ve gee over a humpbacked bridge for example. The guy telling me had a Merc 350, guess how he knew :)

Cornish Jack 25th Jun 2020 13:02

He stopped in the fast lane???!!!
Which one is that? I understand that he was in the outside lane or if you prefer, lane3 (or 4) The driver, much like yourself, mistakenly thought there was such a thing as a 'fast lane' and owning a shiny new adolescent's 'wet dream' motor entitled him to lane 3 occupation. It appears. however, that he had forgotten about 'White Van Man's predilection for taking root in that part of the motorway and that latter's innate incompetence did the necessary! 2 silver linings can't be bad. :D

spekesoftly 25th Jun 2020 13:09


Originally Posted by VP959 (Post 10820569)
Rollover protection beams. They deploy very rapidly on impact, to provide some degree of rollover protection on soft tops.

Thanks VP :ok:

radeng 25th Jun 2020 13:16

The BBC quoted the Police as saying he had a mechanical failure so he could well have had no option but to stop very rapidly in the fast lane, which was why he was rear ended. So a mechanical failure and the resultant damage should be a guarantee job


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