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    Study:600 brand-new cars are crashed within 24 hours...

    OK you brits here, don't drive your new Porsche within 24hrs after purchase!... just in case


    REUTERS:
    "Don't Crash That New Car
    Fri 18 Mar, 2005, 14:40

    According to Churchill Insurance, 600 brand-new cars are crashed within 24 hours of being collected by their owners and the number rises to 3,000 within a week.

    Unfamiliarity with their new cars seems to be the main cause, probably not helped by the number of extra features fitted to modern cars. The company says that Porsches are the most likely cars to be crashed on their first day - probably due to a surfeit of enthusiasm over skill. In fact luxury cars in general are more likely to be crashed early than mainstream cars. Whether that is because they are faster, have more distracting toys or simply owners who can afford to be less careful is an open question."

    http://motoring.reuters.co.uk/reuters/vocmain.jsp?lnk=101&id=1077

    Re: Study:600 brand-new cars are crashed within 24 hours...

    My 986 took more than a year to arrive, I crashed it in 8 hours and took another two months to fix. Will I easy of the gas peddle when my 987 arrive next month? No, but I will be carefull this time around.

    Re: Study:600 brand-new cars are crashed within 24 hours...

    Wow. Compelling reason not to buy a used car with low miles? I hope no one crashes this beauty. Saw it at the dealership yesterday. A dude will fly from Cali to the Washington, DC area to collect it.

    Re: Study:600 brand-new cars are crashed within 24 hours...

    If you go check wreckedexotics.com you'll see that some of the cars were crashed by drunk drivers not even 24 hours after delivery.
    I say that people go have a drink to celebrate their new purchase and than "coincedently" get drunk and crash it on their way home.....

    Re: Study:600 brand-new cars are crashed within 24 hours...

    Holminator, quite a contrast with the ultra modern cgt and what looks like a 1950's type dealer building. Whats the rest of this place look like.

    That painted brick looks like a chrysler color from way back.

    tom

    Re: Study:600 brand-new cars are crashed within 24 hours...

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    Wild-Speed said:
    If you go check wreckedexotics.com you'll see that some of the cars were crashed by drunk drivers not even 24 hours after delivery.
    I say that people go have a drink to celebrate their new purchase and than "coincedently" get drunk and crash it on their way home.....



    Smart guys...

     
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