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Your Crashes

25 July 2014 - 01:56 PM

Following on from Jeebos excellent close to disaster thread how about an actual crash thread?


In 34 years of driving I have only been involved in 3 crashes and the first one I wasn't driving and the last one was 30 years ago so that's not too bad I guess.


First one I was in a Mk3 Cortina front seat passenger driving through a crossroads when a woman pulled out.  Both cars written off and she was thrown into the road but luckily no bad injuries.


Second one I was driving a Mk4 Cortina down a country lane and lost it on a corner on wet leaves.   4 of us in the car and badly damaged the front end but no injuries.


Last one was in my dads Granada Mk2 and pulling out of a junction in the damp and got fish tailing. Inexperience kicked in and I froze with my foot down on the gas just trying to correct with the wheel only so barrelled into the railings opposite.  Abandoned the car in the road in horror and ran back for my dad!  ha ha    He was fine about it to be fair.    He is more bothered about injuries than the car. 


He used to say if you crash and walk away you learn more than all the telling in the world and he was right.

Fiesta Now Best Selling Uk Car Ever.

23 July 2014 - 03:06 PM

The Fiesta has now passed the Cortina and Escort to become the best selling UK car ever selling over 4 million 115 thousand of them since 1976.  And I can remember them being launched !!  :(


It would take more than 80 of todays Mk 7 Fiestas to create the same nitrogen oxide emissions from one Mk1 Fiesta.

Red And Black

09 July 2014 - 08:20 PM

Anyone have the release date for the new Red And Black editions?

Brazil - Germany

08 July 2014 - 09:46 PM

OMG Anyone else watching?  :o

Mk6 - Water In Doors -Normal?

07 July 2014 - 10:24 AM

Friend has bought a 3 door Mk6.  It's parked on a slight slope and after rain when he opens the doors a lot of water gushes out of the bottom of the doors (but none gets into the car and all the seals are dry)  Is this normal?   Thanks.