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Looking at 2 pages of pix of wecked mk4s kinda made me wonder. I didn't see any that were rearended and very few side impact so it looked like they are fast enough to keep ahead of trouble but either the drivers have slow response times or the mk4 could use better brakes to avoid all those front impacts. Of course it could also be all those slowass honduhs and other wannabes getting in the way. :violin:
 

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I looked at that site once a few months ago, it literally made me sick, not looking at the cars, but thinking about the people in the cars. I was lucky enough to survive an 80mph end over end rollover accident, I can't imagine all the people driving those cars were as lucky. :puke:
 

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I've been there many times. I feel sorry for the drivers and even moreso for passengers in any of the cars. There are some amazing survival stories there. It makes me sad to see those poor cars. :(
 

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Most of those MkIVs are hardly even wrecked compared to many I've seen at auction. The worst one I've seen hit in the front folded the car in the middle and pushed the back of the targa into the rear seat. The front wheels and engine ended up about were the drivers knees used to be. The whole car was about 4-5 ft shorter than it used to be. The funniest one I ever saw was a beautiful IJM 98 that must have had a tree or pole fall on it. Whatever it was landed perfectly across the targa. The targa and both doors had a big U shaped bend right down to the center console. Some poor smuck must have been in it at the time becuase you could see where they cut the windshield and hatch off of it (probably what totalled it). I'm really amazed sometimes at how many relatively rare cars end up out there frequently.
 

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Many of those are not accidents either, folks. Follow the former Dallas Cowboy, Dwayne Goodrich story, at 100+mph plows his BMW through two samaritans helping victims at an accident scene and didn't even know he'd hit a human being till he got home and saw it on the news. Anybody driving that much over the speed limit takes responsibility for ANYTHING that might happen in his path no matter what the situation. Criminally negligent homicide was the verdict and if you ask me, 7.5 years is a slap on the wrist. It was negligent because he failed to observe the accident scene and slow down to a safe speed and it was criminal because it happened while he was breaking the law in the first place. Goodrich was feeling invincible, on top of the world, like nothing bad could happen to him or because of him. Money can have that effect on people as I figure it must have had on the drivers of many of those wrecked exotic cars. I like dogstar's tag: "Drive like you own the vehicle, not the road!"

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Many of those are not accidents either, folks. Follow the former Dallas Cowboy, Dwayne Goodrich story, at 100+mph plows his BMW through two samaritans helping victims at an accident scene and didn't even know he'd hit a human being till he got home and saw it on the news. Anybody driving that much over the speed limit takes responsibility for ANYTHING that might happen in his path no matter what the situation. Criminally negligent homicide was the verdict and if you ask me, 7.5 years is a slap on the wrist. It was negligent because he failed to observe the accident scene and slow down to a safe speed and it was criminal because it happened while he was breaking the law in the first place. Goodrich was feeling invincible, on top of the world, like nothing bad could happen to him or because of him. Money can have that effect on people as I figure it must have had on the drivers of many of those wrecked exotic cars. I like dogstar's tag: "Drive like you own the vehicle, not the road!"

Gotta with Phil on this one but it hurts my heart to see any nice abused or wrecked. I just hope that most or all of the people got out basically unhurt.

Phil D.
 

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Looking at 2 pages of pix of wecked mk4s kinda made me wonder. I didn't see any that were rearended and very few side impact so it looked like they are fast enough to keep ahead of trouble but either the drivers have slow response times or the mk4 could use better brakes to avoid all those front impacts. Of course it could also be all those slowass honduhs and other wannabes getting in the way. :violin:
Its the drivers. Just because you have the money to afford a 320hp car doesn't mean you have the skill to drive one. MK4 brakes kick ass, they were the best in their class when they were new.
 
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