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Old 8th April 2008, 19:25   #1
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Angry SUZUKI DZIRE- Takes a dip in Mangalore

Check this out, a test drive car was taken for a drive & lost control & jumped into the river. These pix are taken from the local Mangalore website: Daijiworld. The guys who drove the cars must be maniacs.

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I guess this is the first accident of a DEZIRE, that too in a test drive car.

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Old 8th April 2008, 19:28   #2
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That is one car that won't be later sold to an unsuspecting customer as new.

I wonder what the people were trying. Hope this was just driver error or maybe a sudden obstacle on the road.
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Old 8th April 2008, 19:29   #3
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I guess this is the tannerbhavi road? What idiot would test drive a car into a river !! Maybe he saw the James Bond car's ability to go submarine.

Can you post the link to the original article?
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Old 8th April 2008, 19:31   #4
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Woo.. that might have been one hell of a test drive..!

OT: What happens in such scenarios?? Does the dealer penalize the driver.. I mean Test Driver ??

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Old 8th April 2008, 19:34   #5
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Heheh. He did not like the car and decided to drown it. What a way to welcome a car.
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The guys who drove the cars must be maniacs.
Lets not jump the gun folks. We dont really know what happened.

Are the occupants safe?
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What happened to the fellows who were on the test drive ? And would be interesting to know, how they actually managed to put the car into the lake ?
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DId the salesman and test driver also go into the pond with the car? Or did they just push an empty car into the pond or maybe they didnt like the salesman and hence pushed the car with salesman into the pond?
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oh the guys even did a crash test..... now thats how you do a complete test drive.
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I guess this is the tannerbhavi road? What idiot would test drive a car into a river !! Maybe he saw the James Bond car's ability to go submarine.

Can you post the link to the original article?
D A I J I W O R L D here's the link even i was interested in knowing the story. Its a reckless driving case as per the site.

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Old 8th April 2008, 20:08   #11
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Lets not jump the gun folks. We dont really know what happened.

Are the occupants safe?
You can check as per this website
D A I J I W O R L D
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As per site
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Sources informed that, all the four persons who were inside the car sustained injuries and have been admitted to A J Hospital here. The car was later pulled out from the river with the help of locals and a crane. Fire services from NMPT too was summoned to the spot.
It is said that the accident was the result of reckless and negligent driving by the driver who had taken the newly-launched model of the Maruti Swift car for test driving.
for some reason forum software thinks this post is less then 20 chars

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But how can this happen? Is it really due to reckless driving? OR the driver who was test driving might be a Learner, lost control and might have hit a tree and then it might have rolled into the river. Hope all the 4 passengers are OK.
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Quote:
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As per site for some reason forum software thinks this post is less then 20 chars
What you quote is not counted as valid number of characters by the forum. That's the reason you got such an error message.
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Old 8th April 2008, 20:52   #15
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I've driven on this particular road hundreds of times. its impossible to crash the car here unless you are a total idiot. there are no pedestrians on this road. quite a few oil tankers are parked here all the time but thats about it.

its not too difficult to believe that it was rash driving.

the test driver is usually made to pay in such situations.
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