993 crash avoidance video

Old 10-23-2013, 01:48 PM
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Cool video of a 993 driver in France who avoided a major crash on the highway.
Goes to show that even driving an old car, good driving skills are the safest thing. This is what I have been telling my friends who don't get why I daily drive my 993 with my kids, and find it very unsafe.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:54 PM
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France, where small hatchbacks jump out of the bushes and ambush you!
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:45 PM
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Wow, wonder what the story of the offroading hatchback is? Talk about unexpected!
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:49 PM
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Motor trend had 993 for long term test and hit 6 by 6 lumber that fell off a truck. It sounds like 993 is rock solid even if you do end up hitting something.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:38 PM
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Offending car went side ways when yielding at the freeway entrance, he did not came out of the bushes. It pays to be alert when driving, this guy was.
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wheeew, nice reaction. I don't speak french but, I think I heard "merde". Reminds me of this old Cosby joke
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:57 PM
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two hands on the wheel is what save him and his car
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Agree on the two hands as the best approach for vehicle safety.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:17 AM
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From Motor Trend:
A testament to the 911's innate strength came at one of this writer's darkest moments. Driving the C4 along a busy freeway at about 65 mph, a large section of 6x6 lumber fell off a truck directly in front of me. The car between the truck and me swerved to the right lane to avoid the wood, but there was a beige '66 Buick GS (nice one, too) running directly to my right, and the dirt median to my left was strewn with similar potentially damaging debris. The only choice was to hit the timber. And hit it I did.
The 911 isn't a big car, but it sure is solid. The left front alloy wheel was bent, the front bumper cover damaged, and the shock wave sent through the C4's structure shattered the back window. But except for the wheel damage (and my rattled nerves), the car drove just fine. Brilliantly repaired at Rusnak Porsche in Thousand Oaks, so that whatever mending done was invisible, the car went on to travel another 20,000 miles without once seeming any worse for suffering such a beating.
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