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      10-25-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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Porsche Dealership Lauzon Crashes Customer's Gallardo

Member over on a local forum spots a Lambo spin out and crash into a traffic light. Turns out the Gallardo was taken in for an alignment in the morning, mechanic took it for a test drive and crashed it. . .

Dealer blows owner off.... Guy is pissed! I really hope he gets compensation for all this bullshit.

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      10-25-2010, 12:53 PM   #2
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      10-25-2010, 12:59 PM   #3
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How the mechanic spun an AWD car and hit a light pole is beyond me....
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How the mechanic spun an AWD car and hit a light pole is beyond me....

then you should not drive one either.

its not that hard to lose control of a 500hp+ beast. AWD or not.

that being said, a mechanic for a Lambo shop doing that......
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Meh. Still the leeriest news that's come out of Canada this year, though.
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fuck any dealership that treats its customers like that
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Can someone cliff notes the 13+ pages of french on their website.

And WTF are you all trashing the dealer. Its f'ing raining. Maybe someone bumped him and sent him into a spin. I'd like to hear what happened.
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Can someone cliff notes the 13+ pages of french on their website.

And WTF are you all trashing the dealer. Its f'ing raining. Maybe someone bumped him and sent him into a spin. I'd like to hear what happened.
Read the last 3 pages. It's not the incident itself that the owner is angry about. He's venting because he's facing a $50k loss on the car since the insurer won't total the car, and the dealer refuses to compensate him for any loss in resale value.
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then you should not drive one either.

its not that hard to lose control of a 500hp+ beast. AWD or not.

that being said, a mechanic for a Lambo shop doing that......
Hmmmmm, not saying it's impossible to crash an AWD car........

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I've driven that thing around corners in the pouring rain so fast my spleen was tossed out by the Gs. I don't understand what he did. Good driver from what I hear, weird accident.
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then you should not drive one either.

its not that hard to lose control of a 500hp+ beast. AWD or not.

that being said, a mechanic for a Lambo shop doing that......
But why would he be driving the customers car like that in the rain????
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Can someone cliff notes the 13+ pages of french on their website.

And WTF are you all trashing the dealer. Its f'ing raining. Maybe someone bumped him and sent him into a spin. I'd like to hear what happened.
Somewhere in the middle of the thread the owner did say the driver told him he floored it a little and it spun and hit a lamp post. No 3rd party.

Its a customer's car, its raining, "flooring it a little" would be the last thing on my mind.
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then you should not drive one either.

its not that hard to lose control of a 500hp+ beast. AWD or not.

that being said, a mechanic for a Lambo shop doing that......
Not 500hp, but I drive a 489hp Evo and its AWD.

I'm telling you, it's hard to lose control in the rain at the racetrack unless you have nothing to live for.

That photo is a public road.

Its a Customer's car, its Raining.

Judging from the photos, I think we can all come to an accurate general consensus on the speed limit at that traffic junction.
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Not 500hp, but I drive a 489hp Evo and its AWD.

I'm telling you, it's hard to lose control in the rain at the racetrack unless you have nothing to live for.

That photo is a public road.

Its a Customer's car, its Raining.

Judging from the photos, I think we can all come to an accurate general consensus on the speed limit at that traffic junction.
Lambo would have different tires than your rally car.


Anyways, from accounts on the forum ti was a young guy who floored it (not surprising)

He got the wheels aligned on a lambo at a porsche dealership in Quebec.


Go to a province that doesn't have that many high end cars (compare dto Cali, NY, Toronto, Texas, Vancity)...even a Porsche dealership will want to flex the lambo out, they are rare in Quebec.

It crashed....the owner got shafted. He's classy guy, not swearing and what no on the forum. But still got shafted.
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Well in Quebec loss of value is not covered.
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Lambo would have different tires than your rally car.


Anyways, from accounts on the forum ti was a young guy who floored it (not surprising)

He got the wheels aligned on a lambo at a porsche dealership in Quebec.


Go to a province that doesn't have that many high end cars (compare dto Cali, NY, Toronto, Texas, Vancity)...even a Porsche dealership will want to flex the lambo out, they are rare in Quebec.

It crashed....the owner got shafted. He's classy guy, not swearing and what no on the forum. But still got shafted.
It is not a rally car. I compete on tarmac. The tyres I use are RE55s semi slicks. It is not a special rally tyre. Compare that with the grooves of what the Lambo is using, I am not getting any more grip than a lambo in the rain.



Hence I don't quite understand how the driver managed to lose control of an AWD car at a traffic junction.

HP is not to be blamed here. It is a Customer's Car (take care), it is Raining (drive slow), it is a traffic junction (drive slow with caution).

Its tragic that this sort of thing befalls on owners who has absolutely nothing to do with the crash and yet on the losing end when it comes to insurance.

I'm not one that likes to sue but I'm afraid this sort of injustice may possibly get some sympathy from court.

I apologise if I sound angry but this sort of thing could happen to any of us.
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It is not a rally car. I compete on tarmac. The tyres I use are RE55s semi slicks. It is not a special rally tyre. Compare that with the grooves of what the Lambo is using, I am not getting any more grip than a lambo in the rain.



Hence I don't quite understand how the driver managed to lose control of an AWD car at a traffic junction.

HP is not to be blamed here. It is a Customer's Car (take care), it is Raining (drive slow), it is a traffic junction (drive slow with caution).

Its tragic that this sort of thing befalls on owners who has absolutely nothing to do with the crash and yet on the losing end when it comes to insurance.

I'm not one that likes to sue but I'm afraid this sort of injustice may possibly get some sympathy from court.

I apologise if I sound angry but this sort of thing could happen to any of us.
Nah, you're right...this is ridiculous...its sad that you can sue doctors, but this dammn car dealership crook gets away with it.

Maybe something else happened...maybe torque deliver of the lambo is different...kept in high rev....delivered torque quickly....could't control, maybe some other car was in the way...and he crashed.
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Well in Quebec loss of value is not covered.
Fuck that. It damn well should be
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