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2020/11/21 16:43:13 (permalink)

How to park your Taycan

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Re: How to park your Taycan 2020/11/21 20:19:07 (permalink)
Yes I saw this on FB...I'd love to know what the drivers excuse was for this very misfortunate mishap?
 
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Re: How to park your Taycan 2020/11/22 10:25:47 (permalink)
Launch control perhaps, if so it certainly works 

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Re: How to park your Taycan 2020/11/22 10:34:26 (permalink)
There's just been another post on FB stating the driver had only had the car 2 hours and had popped over to show it to a friend. Evidently, he leaned back to get something from the back and accidentally pressed the go stick??? Or so it says on FB?
 
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Re: How to park your Taycan 2020/11/22 13:31:44 (permalink)
I wondered about the parking brake?  I presume it's a push the brake pedal/flick a switch job and he hit the wrong pedal...

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Re: How to park your Taycan 2020/11/22 14:23:08 (permalink)
Is it a new record, brand new to write off in two hours?
 
many many years ago I was road testing a brand new MK5 Cortina Ghia, I had just finished the PDI and put the number plates on
 
i had done 2 miles a stopped at a zebra crossing, I just happened to look in the rear view mirror and coming up behind is a fella and his mrs having a full blown domestic, not even looking where he was going, next thing I know I have my head on the back seat as the drivers seat has broken in the impact, the rear window has gone and the boot lid is about 12 inches wide
 
the police at the time thought he hit me at about 45mph, had to order a new car for the customer 
 
have to feel for the Taycan owner, bad enough to have that happen, but even worse when it’s all over YouTube and FB
 
 
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Re: How to park your Taycan 2020/11/22 17:08:02 (permalink)
I recall reading years ago, that if you're not at the front of the queue at a stop, you should leave a gap to the car in front. so it gives you a chance to get out of the way in a situation like this^^^. Also, Steve McQueen had just picked up a new Porsche/Ferrari, and a kid rear ended him at a stop light. Supposedly he went straight back to the dealership and bought another one. The King of Cool indeed .
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Re: How to park your Taycan 2020/11/22 17:38:16 (permalink)
When my mate collected his Ariel Atom from the factory he got told to be careful as the record for leaving with gusto to returning a mangled heap on the back of a recovery truck was 15mins. 

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Re: How to park your Taycan 2020/11/23 21:00:33 (permalink)
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I recall reading years ago, that if you're not at the front of the queue at a stop, you should leave a gap to the car in front. so it gives you a chance to get out of the way in a situation like this^^^. Also, Steve McQueen had just picked up a new Porsche/Ferrari, and a kid rear ended him at a stop light. Supposedly he went straight back to the dealership and bought another one. The King of Cool indeed .




I always leave a gap for precisely this reason and also if someone does give you a wallop you've less chance of smashing into the car in front. Really irritates me when people have to leave an inch gap behind you at a junction / stop light.

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Re: How to park your Taycan 2020/11/24 08:07:39 (permalink)
Irritation with the stupidity of other drivers is one of the biggest things for most i think, just 1/4 of a mile down the road there is a sharp curve outside some cottage, one of the residents there has got a big Mercedes AMG SUV thingy, it’s massive, but right out side these cottages the road it’s all double yellow lines, as it’s dangerous to park on the bend,
 
so mr merc man has been parking his car on the yellows every night so he can have it out side his house for about the last 9 month, making it very hard for everyone 
 
went down that road yesterday, and there is a big pile of smashed car parts a very very damaged merc, and a skip truck with a bent bumper,
 
I would love it if the insurance said we are not paying out as you were parked illegally, at a quick look I would think there is 10-12k of damage to the Merc
 
the yellows lines are there for a reason, now he knows

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Re: How to park your Taycan 2020/11/24 10:28:45 (permalink)
bet it's much more than £10-12k Martyn..... my son had a merc in for repair .. had a frontal impact.. you couldn't see the damage on the bodywork bar a small paint blemish but the airbag had deployed and the parking sensors were damaged... IIRC sensors alone were close to £10k from Merc ...my son managed to repair the sensor to save the man the money and respray the bumper, .. he's had a Bently in recently, it had a damaged head unit... Bentley wanted £10k for a replacement... my son stripped the unit down and repaired it for pennies, IIRC it needed a new worm drive....it's handy having someone who knows their stuff with the inner workings of these things...:) he's now had more Bentleys in for repair.. funny that...:)
The only downside is he's so damn busy that he has no time for my poor baby...I'm getting very close to selling her now, getting too damn old for the car anyway.
 
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Re: How to park your Taycan 2020/11/25 12:20:22 (permalink)
yes I guess we all reach that point eventually, Mind you Ken the 968 Reg sec was still driving his 968 at 84

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