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Old 17th April 2008, 17:04   #1
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Fiesta driver, 93, wrecks two Porsches - Telegraph

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Old 17th April 2008, 18:34   #2
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993s wrecked by a 93. Awesomely amazing.
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Old 17th April 2008, 19:02   #3
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Cant believe how the poor old man managed to do this while reversing!
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Pity the babes. Its hard to see the cars with a scar.
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Ouch! Sad that the cars took a beating,but good that the gentleman made it out safely.
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Whats amazing is the reaction of the Porsche dealer - "I'm not too concerned about the cars - what matters is that Jack survived which is incredible considering his great age."

What would be the reaction of a dealer in India? The old man would survive the accident but might not live after seeing the bill he gets

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2 beauties innocently parked only to be wrecked.

Luckily the 'ol man is not injured. Thats a nasty accident for such an old person.
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You get a better idea over here
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Whats amazing is the reaction of the Porsche dealer - "I'm not too concerned about the cars - what matters is that Jack survived which is incredible considering his great age."

What would be the reaction of a dealer in India? The old man would survive the accident but might not live after seeing the bill he gets

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An example of how an Indian dealer would behave if their car is damaged is right here...
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...up-driver.html (Horrible accident while test driving SX4 (Mob/dealer beat up the driver))

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oh boy, that Porche dealership guy looks like he is smiling, though the caption says "Shock"
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He is not a dealer I think this is a independent Porsche specialisr. He will be covered by insurance
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I know that repairs in US/UK are very very expensive but does the red car look like a writeoff or even does the silver one look like it requires massive repairs or could be be due to the fact that the engines are located at the back.
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Apparently, the red one has a lot of panel damage and the hood, mechanism and all are so distorted, it is not repairable. The silver one has panel damage. The fiesta launched itself over the convertible, and gave the slver one a glancing blow when it flipped over.

Mechanic can make big moolah in salvaging the red convertible and repairing the silver one no doubt
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Given the incident in india the workshops would have made a fortune.Still cant understand how the porche was a total loss.Anyways the old man was safe and sound.
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