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Old 11th August 2009, 06:59   #3121
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Forget actually being in that car - just looking at the pics induced a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. The family is truly lucky to have survived. God is great! The Fiat's build quality too is God's doing. I too would have done what the father did - go back and buy another of the same that car seems to be built to save lives. I hope the dealer and Fiat work together to deliver it to this family ASAP.

It is at moments like these that we realise that there is more to cars than just torque, power, handling, FE etc.

I wish everyone bought only cars with airbags and used their seat belts.

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Old 11th August 2009, 09:52   #3122
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Yes its a CLEANER.
When a truck starts to runs out of fuel, the cleaner primes the hand pump on the fuel pump ( Bosh pump as known in trucking language ). This is done to reach by near fuel station.
Wow. What a job! The driver gets into $#it by running out of fuel, and the cleaner has to pull the flush!
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Old 11th August 2009, 10:27   #3123
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She climbed a tree and scraped her knee...

Er... She climbed a median for all to see.
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Old 11th August 2009, 11:02   #3124
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Er... She climbed a median for all to see.
SS-Traveller,

Looks like the driver dozed off at the wheel only to be woken up rudely when the vehicle ran onto the median.

From the pic, it looks like its dangling precariously. I'm surprised that it didn't fall flat on its left side after the driver got out.
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More like drunk than dozing off I suspect. And this is on a flyover. Imagine if he had climbed the wall on the left somehow!
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She climbed a tree and scraped her knee...

Er... She climbed a median for all to see.
aarh, that must have hurted.

When we were talking about the build of Linea, comes another strong build (without airbags though), Scorpio.

I guess if this guy would have managed to lower his scorpio down the railing, it would have been possible to drive away.
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... details of the accident: on a curve both vehicles came head on!... this IMHO can be attributed to the tough build quality.
That is one bad accident!

Family walked out after this! Wonderful!

I now have a very high level of respect for the Linea!
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Forget actually being in that car - just looking at the pics induced a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. The family is truly lucky to have survived. God is great! The Fiat's build quality too is God's doing. I too would have done what the father did - go back and buy another of the same that car seems to be built to save lives.
I'm glad i made the right decision buying a FIAT product as my first car!

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It is at moments like these that we realise that there is more to cars than just torque, power, handling, FE etc.
Perfectly said. There is much more beyond "mileage kya hai"!(Whats the mileage) I wish all prospective buyers think alike.

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I wish everyone bought only cars with airbags and used their seat belts.
This is the only one thing I miss in my Palio!
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LOL. Doesnt that scorpio remind anyone of a dog lifting its leg up?

And the driver was real lucky there was no one sleeping on the median!!
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Wow thats a cool scorpio pic ! should be in the 4x4 section
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Not an accident but, waiting to happen. This truck is actually moving and the kilner is working at the engine bay.
OT!

Kinda reminds me of this video :



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What the heck is he doing?
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She climbed a tree and scraped her knee...

Er... She climbed a median for all to see.
now i understand... this is what people mean when they say that the scorpio rolls a lot!
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Oh god that Linea crash is terrible sight and I must commend Fiat on the build quality!
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Man! The pictures leave a chilling feeling. Really lucky to have escaped unhurt in the case of that Linea one.

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its the otheay round.. people lose concentration and bang into the Linea. its like seeing a girl walking on the footpath and rear ending the vehicle in front of you!
Funny you said that. A couple of weeks back, I too had some sort of accident. It was a four laned tight road with two lanes on each side. I was trying to overtake one auto-tempo. He showed hands to overtake and I just throttled. Within an instant, the tempo turned swirled to right immediately. I just pressed on the brake. In spite of that, I heard a lot of thud thud khatak khatak sound all around. Next moment, I noticed was that I got the left front fender scratched. And one helmet sitting right on top of the roof of my Linea. Bumper below the number plate was pushed inside. On the actual bumber, a thin paint/plastic sheet has been peeled off. The bike person managed to drag his bike to the side. He seemed to be unhurt (it was not at high speed). Traffic was high and so I too pushed off. Tempo obviously went ahead long ago.

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