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    Who has been in a car accident?

    Just thought I'd start up a topic to get some general conversation happening.

    As for me, I have never been in any major accidents, though when I had had my licence for only a year, I went to overtake someone in a street and they turned inward into me and crunched the front guard of the Alfa.

    Thats it for me but I'd be interested to hear others stories.

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    I was rear-ended in the Falcon ute recently - I made a post about it. I had a sore neck for a few days, but it's all ok now. We ended up getting the removable Hayman Reese towbar we'd always wanted in the end so it was all good.

    I was also rear-ended in our old Datsun ute outside Chatswood Toyota. The towbar went straight through the guy's radiator, with no damage to our ute. I jumped out, had a look, saw there was no damage at all, smiled and said see ya later wink

    It was nice to hear that there was a major traffic jam there on the radio a bit later on

    Nothing more serious than that thankfully.

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    Haven't had a major accident, sideswiped a corner of a car once, driver's side front bumper took that one (checking blind spot, didn't see the Honda Odyssey in front deciding to hit the brakes in the right lane of a three lane stretch, entirely my fault). Another time I came across a tire sitting in the middle of the road along Ipswich Road (100km/h section) at 2am in the morning. Not the retread, a whole damn tire. Didn't see it in time to avoid it so had to go over it. Front spoiler clipped it and cracked it. I'm sure the person that put it there thought it was really funny.

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    I've never been in a 'crash', however my 505 has been involved in car park 'bingles'. Both were Magnas. One of them hit the rear corner of my car with their front quarter pannel. Damage to 505: small chrome strip in bumper fell off. Damage to Magna: destroyed headlight/indicator assembly, heavily dented wheel arch and side mirror half falling off.

    Second time a modern Magna backed into the front of the 505. Damage to 505: None. Damage to Magna: Fairly dented in rear bumper.
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    1. Cooper S, around sweeping corner past nursing home, old geezer in a Sigma pulls out from a driveway between two parked cars. Freezes when he sees me. I t-boned him at about the driver's door. Believe it or not, the Cooper was barely damaged; headlight pushed in a bit; the Sigma's doors were both squashed so they wouldn't open.

    2. 60mph with Dad in a 1969 Rambler Rebel (with the lovely old 290 V8) on dirt up near Green Head WA, fishtail, whey-heyyyyyyyy off the road, hit numerous black boys, end up perched on top of one with wheels spinning.

    3. Mate driving a Subaru Leone wagon, both with g/f's going to see a band. Come up to a crossroads with lights. A bloke coming the other way somehow goes through the lights, crossing sides as he does (!), and hits us head on, slightly at an angle. Estimated combined speed of about 80km/h. No one hurt, Other driver hops out and is off his face stoned.

    4. BMW 320i, streaming wet road on smooth flowing 's' section half way to Rockingham WA. Pushing it hard on the limit. Back to third around corner at about 100km/h, tail snaps out, end up 20 meters off the road in an instant in a field. Drive back, inspect car - NO DAMAGE WHATSOEVER! Difficult to explain to the tyre guy the next day how I got those 10cm limestone rocks stuck between the tyre and the rim...

    A few more minor ones like Brad's along the way.

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    Had 6 over 33 yrs, only 2 my fault and only one where anyone was injured (me)
    1/ '72 HG ute pulls to left with indicator on then does U turn in front of me, i rear ended him technically my fault $30 paint damage to him Wrote the nose of my R8 was pushed back 3 inches.

    2/ '99 Liteace van, country Vic 100k zone at last second saw hidden giveway sign, was doing about 20kph when i entered cross road intersection, Taxi doin 100+ got me on rhs rear wheel. Rear door flies open, 180 spin throwing spare wheels tools race car spares spread all over the place at the 180 point centre rear hits 6x12 red gum corner fence post, spin continues. Fence post goes as far as the wire will allow and starts return journey mean while van completes 360 at this point fence post strikes drivers side front pillar at 45 deg angle the impact smashed every window in the van. An ambulance arrived but they wouldnt allow my dog to go, so i waited till my bro arrived then went to a hosp closer to home & spent 48 hrs.
    When released i went back out with a big magnet on a broom handle & probed the water & grass filled drain & recovered most of my tools the trolley jack was 20 foot inside the fence line 6 ft up a tree & the spare wheel was 50mt inside the paddock. My poor dog will not lay down & sleep in the car anymore.
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    I can add another one, while it didn't happen to me it does involve a peugeot. My grandma was pulling out of a side road in the country in her Mazda Metro, and didn't look to her right. A Pug 505 doing the recommended 100km/h hit her front quarter pannel, not having had much time to slow down. Both cars complete right-offs, both people with a few broken ribs and and I think the 505 driver might have had a few more injuries (didn't have an airbag unlike the Mazda). People really have to be carefull when turning onto this country roads! To top it off the 505 was uninsured and unregistered.
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    well in my ilustrious driving career of 1+3/4 years i have managed to rack up 4, with only one at fault.
    had a vl turbo which had taget painted on it, was driving and a guy came out of a street and basically took out from the b-pillar back, and 2 rear enders in suburban trafic both time i was sitting at a set of lights and was looking at the cars in my mirrors thinking wehn are they goin to brake.

    ummm my at fault claim was when i put my parents car though a fence while my car was getting fixed up, i had been used to driving my car(manual) and i went round a corner and put the boot in but my parents car(auto) decided to downshift into 2nd and send me through this guys fence up his drive way and park the car under his carport.

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    The amount of money i have wasted on crahses is a bit depressing, i have crashed every car in the household except my bro's, he won't let me drive it!

    I will detail a few-
    1- Following old woman in my Mini, she was in a Suzuki and get to an intersection and except her to dab brakes, look and go except she stopped and i went striaght up the back of her.

    2- In my 86 Honda Civic wet day round corner aqua-planed couldn't catch it and went off the road into ditch landed between very big gum tree and concrete ditch in a pile of ferns, not a scatch on car had to get a special crane to get it out.

    3- Coming home from Uni in 205 come over crest and a whole pile of cars have locked up nowhere to go so jump on the brakes and bam! Because i was the last one in the crash it was ruled as my fault!!!
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    i`ve been in 3 all of them not my fault

    1,a guy in a new ford (only 2moths old) when thought a red light and hit me,the guy that hit me was from melb and he did not have his licence on him the police did not book him moon

    2,i just finish work at 11pm and driveing home when a 17yr old did a u-turn and i hit him but lucky i was not speeding i was only doing 50km`s so that was not so bad( i was in my muns 626)

    3,this one almost kill me i was in my 306,and d***head in a ute did a burn out and lost it and hit me,i was going about 60km`s when he hit i lost control of my car and all most hit a poll,as soon as i stop the guy in the ute was no were 2 been seen
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    Gee's,

    I've only had 2, one guy run up the arse of my first car (a R12) and wrote it off. Another tried to see if the front corner of his car could push a car trailer loaded with a car into another lane ... Didn't work... No damage to my incredibly overbuilt rental trailer, his car was a hell of a mess

    Hey, I've only been driving since I was about 12years old though. One things for sure, if anyone takes out my CX I'll be really p!$$ed off. All my other cars can be replaced easily --it can't!!! Maybe someone can wipeout the BX for me (while it's parked--so no-ones in it), then I'd have an excuse to replace it with a Xantia or something roll_lau roll_lau

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    Only ever had two (touch wood), both not my fault.

    1/ Old guy at about 11am one day decides that the car coming up the road is about a block away so he'll just cross the intersection and ignore the give way sign. In fact I was about 100m away and clobbered him. I ended up with a stuffed neck for a few weeks and now have two partly numb fingers in my left hand - from a crash nearly 19 years ago. He was renowned for being under the weather at most times, and this was his third prang in two years. He was never charged.

    2/ Sunny spring afternoon, left a party and was driving down the street (in the BX) when the female P plater comes reversing out of her driveway and ends up collecting the LR of the BX. "Everyone knows I reverse out of here and they always give way" mallet

    Got a panel job done (which was nice because it repaired some earlier minor damage on that panel) but the colour match was crap and was never right.

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    1) First one was my fault, in the Nissan Pulsar, about 2 weeks after I got my P's. Rounded a bend too fast, hit a bumpy patch, front end skips and went straight into and over the kerb, collecting a wheelie bin. Hurt only my pride - mates were following behind.

    2) I had been sitting at the traffic lights, in the same Pulsar, for about 3 mins when suddenly "WHAM!" - a Subaru Liberty tried to merge in to the rear bumper. Subaru driver tried to blame the car behind him, who didn't actually hit him, and whom he couldn't identify. Got new bumper and rear panels to replace the old, crappy, chipped and dented ones

    3) Giving way to a pedestrian on a crossing in my old yellow XF Falcon. Mazda 323 behind me didn't think I'd stop. Mr 323 didn't want insurance involved, and told me to get a quote. Quote said $410, and he paid up. Replaced RHS tail light for $25, and lived with a slightly dented and scratched bumper.

    4) I was in the BMW 750iL Following a Daihatsu through an intersection when a Camry in front, wanting to turn right, decided to lunge forward and then change his mind. Daihatsu stopped. I stopped. Daihatsu moves. BMW moves. Camry completes turn. Daihatsu locks up. BMW tears the Daihatsu a new butthole. #@!$ing Camry disappears. Technically my fault and I had to cough up. $6k worth of damage to the Daihatsu and I couldn't have been travelling faster than 20km/h! BMW had a bent front bumper, cracked headlamp covers, scratched bonnet and a broken grille. Less than $3k. Pride and wallet hurt this time. Under 25 years old, and the Excess was Excessive - in Excess of $2 grand!

    5) Was sitting in the Pug 405, stopped in gridlocked traffic on Toorak Rd, facing downhill towards the rail crossing. Crossing lights come on. Mr Falcon's foot somehow slips off the brake and onto the accelerator and shoved the Peugeot 2m downhill, almost into the Magna in front. No damage to the Pug . Falcon has two broken foglights, one broken headlamp, cracked grille and a numberplate on the road.

    6) In the passenger seat of a mate's Volvo 240, on the way back from paintball skirmish. We approach a T-intersection as the lights turn yellow, and he decidedes to try to beat it. Volvo understeers straight into the traffic light infront and takes it out completely. Volvo was driven home with some bonnet, bumper and headlamp damage. No one hurt save the 2 rear passengers who suffered some bruising from seatbelts.
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    On my L plates and taking a practice drive, I was doing about 70kmh. As I rounded a long sweeper I saw a bunch of kids about 200m ahead on the road on bikes, so I slowed to 40. As I approached, 3 of them went off the road to the left, while the other went right. As I passed, the one on the right turned straight in front of me. There was only about 2 metres between us, so there was no way I could have stopped. I hit the brakes and went off into the ditch, while the bike went under the Holden HQ ute, and he went over the bonnet.
    He had been playing "chicken" with passing cars on the stolen bike for at least half an hour, and finally made the inevitable mistake. He got a broken arm, leg, and a fractured skull. The Holden never drove the same again.
    Ever since I have been a little nervous of cyclists, especially kids on bikes, and when I see kids messing around on bikes I will usually slow to 20 kmh to pass them, much to the annoyance of cars behind me.

    Apart from that, only a couple of very minor scrapes in car parks.

    I saw a Magna v 505 incident once. A lady got into her Magna, put it into reverse, and planted her foot down. The problem was that she had to go forward to get out, and there was a 505 behind her. The towbar went through the 505 rad, while there was no damage to the Magna. The 505 owner was not inmpressed!
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    Being the young (15 at the time), i didn't really know how potent a 13B PP, engine in a RX3 coupe was,...
    untill we rolled an wrote the car of, it even caught on fire when the towie rolled it back over onto its VERY twisted body. all 3 ocupants ok.
    This was coming back from the Picton street drahh....mmmm. enough. chris

    ps, beack in 93 a 300bhp 13B was the ultimate ride! to a nice death.
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    hmm best of had is in me good 'ole 1979 Mazda 626 with 2 litres of fighting fury, i had it on the road for exactly one week, after 6 months of engine rebuilds, and generally tidying it up for rego, i had never really driven it before, but like everyone else, I was a regular Andretti (heheh yeah right) came up to a round about in the wet, dropped it in 2 second, put the boot in, car decided it didnt like the road, went for the gutter, my steering wheel was facing the other way, so it bounced off the gutter, over a traffic island, went up another gutter (on the other side of the road, and came to a stop near a tree... I bent an axle, it cost me $45 to fix...
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    Thankfully, only the one (not my fault) in my first ten years (not 2 bad as I drive for a living).

    I was coming home late at night, approaching a red light. Light turns green, I start to go through the intersection when the bloke in a van coming the other way fails to give way and turns into the path of my dads R15....

    I had enough time to yell F#@k and then bang...didn't even have time to hit the brakes.

    Complete write for the 15 , but no injuries to me. The Van was fairly intact, but the driver had a broken leg and fractured ribs....

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    Originally posted by Jez 405
    <strong>.....No one hurt save the 2 rear passengers who suffered some bruising from seatbelts.
    Did they learn to tighten their belts after that?

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    Thats why I have a citroen now. This is the only real accident I have ben in. August 2002 sitting on cowper st Dickson ACT waiting to turn right. Barely saw Xd falcon in rear view trying to swerve to miss me, it didn't. One hell of a crunch that really rattled the bones. It was just a mangled mess that went from rear left wheel to about 3rd of the way across the boot. I was hoping for a write off, but they fixed it up instead. Took about 6 weeks and during this time, being pissed off with no car and having to bludge lifts off people, I did lots of surfing trying to decide what I would have bought if it was written off. The Xsara kept creeping to the top of the list, ended up deciding to buy it anyway.

    About 1 year later, still really happy with the Xsara, just coming up to 13000 k's. Gee it goes thru corners nice!

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    Ive been in a few racing accidents, with rallying as a teenager, but no serious damage, ripped 2 wheels off the car once and had the car at 90deg in doing so. that was fun. power slide gawn wrong..

    just after i got my commodore i went to over take someone, and found a car ahead of me, so i put the brakes on to pull back in, and i think the left tie rod broke from the rack. causing the car to wildly overstear and sliding to the left, i was doing about 120 at the time, hit a dirt embankment. which shattered the actual tyre, snapped the left front suspention tower, bent the main cross member pushing the motor through the bonnet, it also ripped the power steering rack, and that causing tie rod into spagheti. and a fair bit of body work damage.

    its amazing how everything just goes slow motion when you need it.

    cost me about $2,000 to repair, and this was with in a week of buying it,my first car vk commodore. of which obviously got a shonky pink slip as i was there when the bloke i brought it off, did it, and i mean he did it him self, on a sunday.

    The repairer was shocked at the condition of the ball joints which were basicly sitting ontop of the bit were it goes,

    my mate had the best, decided to wind out his parents vn v6 commodore on the mad mile, in foggy conditions, he got it to 200kph, then saw the nice sharp 40kph posted left hander about 10 meters ahead, locked teh brakes up, and prolly tried turning, causing the car to go into a 4 wheel slide taking out all the reflector posts into the drivers door, just missed a telegraph pole by cm's in the inside of the corner we even measured up the skid marks and it was by a hair. and back accross the road now going backwards with the rear wheels going over a 1m drop off into an irrigation drain ditch. some how, i dont know how, they got the car back on the road. with only 1 small dent in the drivers door. and id say flat spots as well. Very, very lucky p platers - and only about 3 people knew, as they called me to help them as they were running around like there heads had been cut off, considering that they came with in cm of a telegraph pole, deep irrigation ditches, fences, tree's all around at 200kph in fog that and no cattle trucks or anything were coming around as well..

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    I've had two incidents of note, both of which happened in 6 months after nothing for 7 years

    - Going around a corner in a tunnel at Thompson's Corner at West Pennant Hills, hit some oil and water and lost the back of the Micra, spun, clipped the inside corner, spun again, clipped the outside wall, locked up all four wheels, sliding sideways towards a Camry facing me that has just done the same thing. Pulled up a carlength away from him. Got out to hear another car lose it and manage to catch it (was a typical summer storm so the road was drying real quick). Damage, some whiplash to us and a new bumper required...yep, just a bumper!

    - Turning across traffic on a steep hill into my work. Cars banked up in the lane turning left into the carpark, I get waved through. A car is coming down the hill at I estimate 70kph in a 50kph zone, is still a decent distance away if she keeps doing 70kph or slows down. I go. She doesn't slow down, hits probably 90kph before locking up the brakes and sliding for 2 car lengths, hitting the rear wheel of my Golf GTI at 40-50kph, my car leaves the ground and ends up on the driveway facing up the hill again. Sidebags did not deploy, car cut it's engine, was very impressive from the Golf, very solid.
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    Good to see a candid rendition from Spamboy and Damien Gardener. Now that I know I'm not the only bad boy out there, I'll tell my stories. Nearly all my fault. The first few years of my driving were really quite shamefull. Thankfully I can now say that I think I've grown up a lot since then and have been driving trouble-free for the last ten years. I probably had more chances than I deserved in the first few years. This is the story of the classic young over-confident male driver that gives police, ambo's and insurance people nightmares.

    1. Just over 20 years ago, I was 17 years and 2 weeks old. I got my P plates the day I turned 17, as I just couldn't wait a day longer than necessary. Dad had lent me the seven year old R16TS for the day. It was raining, the road was pretty wet, and only a minute or so before the prang, I'd been overtaking several cars, redlining the Renault in the process, and thinking I was pretty cool. Attempted to turn off the main road at a T junction but was going far too quickly for the conditions. Front wheels started sliding and my knee-jerk reaction at the time was to hit the brakes, hard. Of course this resulted in the front wheels locking and loosing all steering effect. So the car just went straight ahead, crunched accross the concrete kerb, demolishing the front tyres, wheels and suspension in the process, before wrapping the engine bay around a power pole. No injuries to me except pride, and life savings. The repair quote was the same as the insurance valuation, so we had the option of repair or replace. We decided on repair. The front of the car was a train wreck, but the passenger compartment was only compacted by about 2 mm, which was easily fixed on a chassis jack. Lesson learned: slow down in the wet and never hit brakes hard mid corner. Entirely my fault.

    2. Same car, same age, Going about 100 km/h in a 60 zone, around a bend onto a highway overpass. This time the road was dry. Lost the back end due to simply going way too fast for the corner. Did a 360 spin accross the bridge before comming to a rest on the wrong side of the road, with the engine running. Fortunately the person comming the other way had anticipated what was going to happen so had stoped well clear of the impending spin. If I had clipped a kerb during the spin, there is every chance the car would have flipped over the side of the bridge to fall onto the dual carrageway below, which would have resulted in death and destruction all around. 20 years later, the friend who was with me at the time is still reluctant to get in a car with me driving. Lesson learned: slow down you bloody idiot, you could have killed you best mate. Entirely my fault.

    3. About 18 months later, confidence returning. Driving a Datsum Ute a fairly high speed along a winding, undulating road. Pulled out to overtake a slower car, without allowing for the possibility of oncomming trafic in the large dip in the road ahead. Sure enough there was a car comming towards us. In order to avoid a high speed head-on collision, I chose to hit the brakes hard, then move left, pushing the guy I was overtaking off the road down a grassy/scubby embankment. In the process I lost control of the ute, ending up pirouetting down the road. The driver comming in the opposite direction took evasive action by driving up onto the bank on his left, landing the car accross a concrete culvert in the process. It is absolutely amazing the no-one was hurt or killed. I felt guilty about his one for years afterwards. Lesson learned: never overtake unless you are absolutley certain that the road is clear for a long distance ahead. Ignore line markings that say it's safe to overtake - use your commonsense instead. Entirely my fault.

    4. Overtaking at about 110 km/h on a straight stretch of highway. The big 4WD that I was in the process of overtaking decides to pull out and overtake the car in front of him, without checking his mirrors first, thus we ended up three abreast, barrelling down the highway at speed, with oncomming traffic rapidly getting closer. The 4WD had effectively pushed me over onto the dirt verge on the wrong side of road and at the time I felt I had no choice but to out-drag him to get past the lot of them, as by this time the traffic heading towards us was threatenning a huge high speed pile up. As I was by this time doing about 130 km/h with two wheels on the tarmac, the other two on the dirt verge dodging guide posts, I felt this was the safer option than trying to control the car under brakes. I managed to control the car and get past them safely. Fault of the guy driving the 4WD.

    5. In the left lane, heading towards a big intersection in the wet. Green traffic lights. Guy in Volvo in the right lane changes into my lane without looking. I hit the brakes, but just aquaplained straight into the back of him. My Audi was a mess, the Volvo not much more than a broken tail light. Technically my fault, morally his fault. We agreed to each pay for our own repairs.

    6. Driving to work one moring in winter with a fogged up windscreen. Turning right at a T junction and bowled over a pedestrian who I simply did not see. My fault entirely. He was bruised, and concussed I think, and spent some in Hospital under observation. I am so lucky that it wasn't worse.
    Lesson learned: life threatenning accidents can happen even a low speed. Never drive with a fogged up windscreen.

    7. Driving up the Midlands highway in an R16 to a party. Realized that I had forgetten to take my medication at the prescribed time. Instead of stopping, I popped one of the tablets, then reached down onto the passenger side floor to grab a drink to wash it down with, all this while doing about 100 km/h. When I looked back up over the dashboard, I realized I had two wheels in the dirt and was heading for the armco. Reefed on the steering wheel to take corrective action, but I overdid it somewhat which ended up putting the car into a 4 wheel drift accross three lanes. Came to a standstill on the wrong side of the road, surrounded by rubber smoke, with a truck heading straight for me. Quickly managed to get the car going again and back on the left side of the road in time. God knows what the poor truckie thought I was doing. Lesson learned: don't take your eyes off the road. Corrective action at speed should not be done in a ham fisted fashion.

    eek!

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    Funniest (?!) accident I ever witnessed happened to a mate's brother...
    He was in the Nissan Pulsar turbo in front, Left hand lane at the lights.
    Commodore in the right hand lane. Parked Prelude ahead. Lots of engine revving, and tyre-smoke on the green light.

    The Pulsar and Commodore were neck to neck when the Nissan just slammed straight into the back of the parked Prelude. Didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
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    april this year, i had the front left tyre blow out on my Mi16 which made me shave a rock wall and tbone a concrete pillar, (the ones that are on the ends of the guard rails on a cliff, you know the ones.) was doing less then the speed limit which was 80km/hr. the engine and gearbox ended up under the car (the actual gear stick was not visible from inside the car). i walked away with a mashed face and my girlfriend with shock and seatbelt bruises. i believe the reason why im still sitting here because i was driving a peugeot!!!!!!!
    spanner and yes the car was i writeoff!

    Ahh 'Peugeot', the drivers car! Why drive anything less!!!!!!!!!!!

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    This is about 2 mates of mine,
    both just a little younger than me. One got a Pulsar for his first car, had it for a couple of months and got a VN with a lot of money spent on it. Within a couple of months he had rolled it showing off. Quite a mess. He now has a VK with a V8.
    Other fellow, hot Escort. He has blown the engine up twice now, and is repainting it at the moment. He is known as a local terror, as he makes it a point of pride to take every corner sideways if possible. He has not stacked it yet, but he has put it through several fences, including his father's at least twice!
    Pugs Rule!

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