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a car poped out of a driveway halfway into the street (literally shot into the street and slammed the brakes when he saw me). i was about 1 foot away from the car (visually, so it was probably 2 feet).. i knew my volvo traveling at 25+MPH would not be able to brake fast enough to avoid contact. Luckily there was no car in the opposing lane, so with a quick maneuver, i made a hard left and then back right. The C70 threw itself as if it knew it was coming and handled like it was on rails at that instant. i avoided any contact, and drove off with my heart beating fast... whew.. my poor baby.. i was so scared for it.<p>typically on easier turns, the car handling isnt as precise as some other euro cars, like vw and bmw, but my evastive action proved the c70 did EXACTLY what i expected it to do. *WHEW* <p>Thank God i dont have a REAL accident story to tell ya guys.<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><br><BR><BR>
[Modified by GShyneDM, 8:19 PM 10-15-2002]
 

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Re: whew... almost got into accident :( (GShyneDM)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><br>Thank God i dont have a REAL accident story to tell ya guys.<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>[Modified by GShyneDM, 8:19 PM 10-15-2002]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Yeah really!!!!!!!!!!!! <B> <I> <U>YIKES</U> </I> </B> <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: whew... almost got into accident :( (GShyneDM)

Dang...that would definitely leave a mark if you didn't make it.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: whew... almost got into accident :( (The_one_n_only)

more like <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmilep.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
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Re: whew... almost got into accident :( (GShyneDM)

That's LA for you... Good driving! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: whew... almost got into accident :( (GShyneDM)

I almost had one of those a few weeks ago. I'm coming to an intersection with the right of way, and a stopped car to the right is waiting. A car passes across the road in front of me, blocking the view of the stopped car. Then the stopped car lurches out in front of me and then jabs the brakes equally hard. I was watching him the whole time, so it was not going to be an accident, but it easily could have been if I wasn't paying attention. It only took a slight steering adjustment and a look to the driver to clear his front bumper.
 
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