Previously Owned My Second Accord

8th Generation (2008-2015) vehicle added by John Dickson, Friday 28th Nov, 2014

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  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Blimey John, that's a nasty whack. What happened?
     
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  3. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Some idiot in a double cab flat bed Transit decided to turn right into a side road without giving way. I only had about 30-40 feet to react. It is a 60MPH limit and I was doing about 50-55MPH....

    I got out as if I had just parked up. Seatbelt off, opened the door no problem and got out.
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Remarkable that you weren't more seriously hurt! The safety systems on the Accord are clearly top notch. :Thumbup:
     
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  5. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    The police and fire service couldn't believe it either!

    Went to A&E a few hours later and I'm sure they thought I was making it up.

    The safety systems weren't good enough to protect me from having to drive a Golf TDI hire car for 2 months though. That caused more pain and suffering than the crash!

    Golf seats are $hY!£ - it caused a 2 week relapse in my recovery.
     
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  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I'm not a fan of the Golf either. :Whistle:
     
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    Horrible cars. Not that well made and unrefined and quite crude really. How much drink they buy the motoring press at the launches before they get chance to review it is mystery.....
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    I would sooner drive any of the nasty 1970s cr@p than a brand new Golf...... Maxi, Avenger, Alpine, Marina, AllAgro.......
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    That's a list of horrors. I remember them all. I had a Marina when I was a student. :blush: I learnt my lesson. Big mistake. But then again, I did get to practice my mechanics role... often!
     
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  9. Nighthawk Guest

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    Glad she did her job and protected you. There is a good reason why the accord is a 5 star ncap rating.

    How long ago did this crash happen?
     
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    Bet you also learned to weld as well @Nels. Marinas, Escorts, Vivas every MOT time they needed LOTS of welding. A mate of mine remembers having to scrap his 2nd Generation Escort as there was nothing left to weld to!
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    It was September 2009 @Nighthawk was on my way to work. The assessor rang me when he was looking at the car and told me he was up to £15k already just walking round it - that was before he even considered sub-frame damage etc.

    It was stuck in 6th gear as the engine had been moved so much and the whole shell was twisted ever so slightly. There was what looked like a little scratch mark down the edge of the roof exactly in line where the doors meet and a tiny dent in the sill in the corresponding position caused by the shell distorting to transfer the energy away from the passenger cell.
     
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  11. Nighthawk Guest

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    In her final moments of loyalty to you, she did as designed. :Violin:

    This is why Japanese cars are still some of the best out there in comparison to the other cars available on the market. I have seen many more prestige cars end up on the scrap heap with less damage than that and with the occupants injured - Volvo's and Saabs aside. Even the older saabs can take a good whack which puts newer cars to shame.

    Good to see the crumple zones worked as designed and transferred all the forces away from the vehicle occupants.
     
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  12. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I bet the engine would still have started after that shunt!
     
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