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Old 25-07-2007, 11:46 PM   #91
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Seano you know you've got us lot in the club. We're not much to look at but we're good for a poker night full of Chips, lots of Farting and the odd joke or two. Chin up mate, come along to AFD and you know if you need anything we're her for ya bro.
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Old 26-07-2007, 06:14 PM   #92
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Glad to hear you're ok dude.

I always thought your car was awesome; at least I got to see it in person last SFS. Plus, it's been immortalised on the Street Fords DVD!
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Old 26-07-2007, 07:57 PM   #93
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Don't mean to start anything but all this talk about lift-off oversteer is puzzling. I've only ever gotten lift-off oversteer in the fiesta once and that was when I tried hard to cause it.
Back when I was young and stupid (about 12 months ago), I'd had a pretty awful day and was doing the 'driving angry' thing. I got to a t-intersection way too f*&king fast - green light, pounce on the brake, hook it in.

It got very sideways. It came out the other side with slightly less rubber, a wide-eyed driver, but luckily still facing forwards and - crucially, I think - the right-way-up. But if I'd braked, or sawed at the wheel [both of which I think are instinctive, and perhaps how the OP reacted] then I reckon I'd have my own series of upside-down-miss-jane piccies.

Okay, I was over-driving it..... but it was pretty surprising :shrug:

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Old 28-07-2007, 12:00 PM   #94
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Here is a Youtube vid of what it was sorta like. except i fishtailed and rolled onto my roof.

http://www.capa.com.au/pics/kits_vor..._focus_svt.jpg
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Old 28-07-2007, 12:16 PM   #95
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Here is a Youtube vid of what it was sorta like. except i fishtailed and rolled onto my roof.

http://www.capa.com.au/pics/kits_vor..._focus_svt.jpg
Except that link is to a pic
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Old 28-07-2007, 12:35 PM   #96
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Fair call. lolz.. now i gotta find the actual link hahahahahah

Damnit.

sorry guys
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Old 28-07-2007, 12:36 PM   #97
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Fair call. lolz.. now i gotta find the actual link hahahahahah

Damnit.

sorry guys
haha we all make mistakes....alot
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Old 28-07-2007, 01:35 PM   #98
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THE real link...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbHBs11r2Ms
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Old 28-07-2007, 06:19 PM   #99
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like how the two scooters just ride off

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Old 29-07-2007, 12:20 PM   #100
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like how the two scooters just ride off

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yeah, I woulda hung around to 'help' him out...... :
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Old 29-07-2007, 11:58 PM   #101
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Thought I'd tell ya Shaun that samed thing happened to me on the weekend. Sharp wet mossy left hander and the thing went all taily on me.

As Mat said, 4 flashes of a little Triangle with a swerving car in it and It was all corrected and I was on my merry way unscathed. Grat investment for the unexpected to get a car with ESP.

I wouldnt rely on it too much though..
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Old 30-07-2007, 08:33 AM   #102
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Nice to know danny and good to hear that nothing happened out of it.
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Old 30-07-2007, 02:07 PM   #103
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Seano

have written off a Ford LTD in my 20s and I know its one of the worst and most gut wrenching feelings ever. I fell asleep at the wheel around 8am (after a 20 min drive) for all of .5 seconds and took out a ute on the other side of the road. Let me tell you that now I think twice before I drive off.

I'm glad you're alive and well. Get back in the driver's seat and do what comes naturally. The feelings will pass and the memory will fade (somewhat!) BUT I bet you have discovered your mortality and have an appreciation for your life and others' that you may not have 'enjoyed' before.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. At least its a good opportunity for an upgrade

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Old 02-08-2007, 04:55 PM   #104
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Shaun
Very sad to see, I am glad to hear you came out of it okay. Such a pitty as your Zetec was looking great. As others have said it is a testimony to how safe these cars are designed to be that you are okay.
Time for an XR4 mate, trust me you would love it!
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:59 PM   #105
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yer i know. im just trying to understand this Negligent Driving fine i received for the accident. which has me all caught up.
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:10 PM   #106
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Thye give neg driving at all accidents.
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:38 PM   #107
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Yup!

I got one of those before as well.... its like a standard thing just to peeve you off.

Wouldnt worry about it.

You go to court... waste your time... pay what they call a "contribution to the court" and then you are scott free!
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:59 PM   #108
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Thye give neg driving at all accidents.
When I had an accident, at fault, in my first car, the Pintara... rear ended a Corolla... they didn't give me anything. They came, checked if cars were driveable (both were, but the Corolla was towed anyway), asked if anyone was hurt... then left. No charges. They didn't even take a formal statement. What happened, told them, they left. Didn't write anything down.

If I was in Sean's position with that charge... it would bug me. Not so much the $330 but the 3 points. Especially if I knew I didn't do anything wrong. Unfortunately I have no idea if it can be faught with any level of success or how to go about that, so I can't really give any advice.
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Old 04-08-2007, 11:27 AM   #109
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that so terrible...good thing you're safe...that car needed tremendous repairs. how could you handle the situation? expensive repairs, perhaps! ford parts, the hood, the bumper, the headlight..the whole thing messed up.
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Old 04-08-2007, 11:43 AM   #110
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that so terrible...good thing you're safe...that car needed tremendous repairs. how could you handle the situation? expensive repairs, perhaps! ford parts, the hood, the bumper, the headlight..the whole thing messed up.
Its a right off. so its not comming back no matter what!.
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