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Old 09-01-2012, 01:47 AM   #261
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Really? You don't understand? The guy just went through a traumatizing experience, he knows his car is ****ed but is unsure of the following...how it's ****ed, where, how much, what am I going to say to the insurance company, am I alright...just a gang of things running though his head...OM MY GAWD sounds like the most logical thing to scream out at that point.

And after carefully reviewing this video countless times, there was absolutely no hope for that poor car. The vehicle was airborne (minimal) just enough for no clearance before the rocks. Just a bad day, for a guy who will never ever fly like that on a hill like road again.

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Relax sir.

Like someone said in a previous post, there was no hope for the car after he hopped in and turned the key. He's an idiot and it could've been prevented. Not by slamming the brakes, not by smashing the accelerator but driving that road the way it was meant to be driven. I hope the insurance company he was with didn't give any sympathy. It could've ended up much worse.

Yes, we all like to open up our cars here and there. That's all good and fine but when you don't know firstly how to drive and secondly when enough is enough, you shouldn't be on the road at all.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:41 PM   #262
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Holy crap that was intense!
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #263
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is that a manual or a SMG?

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Old 09-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #264
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I'm just glad he wasn't hot-dogging in town somewhere and hit some innocent people.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:42 AM   #265
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That kid couldn't have handled a bicycle in those turns. Terrible driver.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:37 PM   #266
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I totally agree with you. First and foremost, this kid was too young and therefore too inexperienced of a driver to drive at those speeds.

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:48 PM   #267
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This car is definetely capable of doing those speeds, but with the added wieght of two people..... It made this situation even more dangerous along with his intoxication levels. The 325 has four doors but that doesn't mean they are built for this kind of speed while carrying a full load. An experienced driver makes this types of calculations before taking the risk.

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:48 PM   #268
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:12 AM   #269
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This car is definetely capable of doing those speeds, but with the added wieght of two people..... It made this situation even more dangerous along with his intoxication levels. The 325 has four doors but that doesn't mean they are built for this kind of speed while carrying a full load. An experienced driver makes this types of calculations before taking the risk.

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- It's hard to say from just the one vid, but my estimation is that car wasn't getting through that corner at that speed no matter how it was driven or what it was (or wasn't) carrying. It's possible that a much more aggressive turn-in before the crest of the rise, followed by easing the steering when the car lightened up, and then cranking steering back into it when it settled back down could have gotten him through. But I seriously doubt it. So if what you mean by "capable of doing those speeds" is "that car can take that corner at that speed", I think you're wrong.

- The "added weight of 2 people" is really the "added weight of 1 person" since BMW certainly didn't design the handling thinking the car would ever be driverless.

- A driver and passenger is hardly a "full load". In fact, it's only 1 step above minimum load. The passenger could be humongous, but when the driver gets out, he doesn't look too heavy to me.

- This is the first I'm hearing that he was intoxicated. What's your source for that?

- It's an M3, not a 325, right? How do you know if it's a 2 door or 4 door?

None of that is really relevant (except maybe the intoxication part). The kid just went in too hot, the car wouldn't turn because of the crest of the hill, and he was done.

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In before new "Crashed my M3 - Is it totalled?" thread.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:48 AM   #272
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Sorry this reply was meant for the article about the 18 year old that crash his 325 with two other people in the car while intoxicated. He was going 122mph

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Really? You don't understand? The guy just went through a traumatizing experience, he knows his car is ****ed but is unsure of the following...how it's ****ed, where, how much, what am I going to say to the insurance company, am I alright...just a gang of things running though his head...OM MY GAWD sounds like the most logical thing to scream out at that point.

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Whoa there chief..

Logical? Is it logical to cry out to a non-existent god in vain? Seems more of a weak emotional response. "fdck!" "awwww sh1t" or even a "god dmnt" would be logical responses.

LOL anyway it was only a comment I made, not intended to be taken seriously. srs.


You know what else I dont understand? Why anyone would upload this video of themselves!? Incriminating evidence of reckless driving. Good luck finding insurance after that.
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so rarely do we get to see a thread where the people who are real drivers/have track experience make the sensible comments and those who dont know how to drive just bash. not saying everyone here who bashed cant drive, but those who drive on tracks know that regardless of all the details about the driver himself, Mark M said it best, the kid actually crashed the way you're supposed to given the situation. also, as said before, knowing the course is critical, this guy obviously didnt know the course, and was driving way too hard for not knowing it. a tricky turn for a first run, no doubt. in my first experience on a track, I had a similar experience - I approached a similar turn, albeit at significantly lower speed, and as such, an unnerving shimmy later and all I lost was 2-3 seconds off my lap time!
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.... makes you wish that mirror was adjusted differently to see his "oh ****" face.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:44 PM   #278
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What jack wagon. OMG! O_o. Classic. At least the little dumb-a$$ wasn't hurt so that's good.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:58 AM   #279
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I've done that SOOO many times!!! On Gran Turismo.
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