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Re: Close call

> From:          David M Sugerman <dsugerma@runet.edu>
> Subject:       Close call
> To:            quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Date:          Mon, 28 Apr 1997 13:46:49 -0400 (EDT)

> 	Yesterday morning I left my house in my 89' 80q to run a couple 
> of errands. I'm cruising along at around 40-45 mph in the rain when I get 
> to an intersection where I have the right of way (or at least I'm supposed to). 
> Suddenly I notice the Red Cavalier to my left is not slowing down for the 
> stop sign, and is on a collision course with my door. I downshifted to 
> third, mashed the gas, and managed to steer abruptly to the right, and 
> then back to the left to get back on course. This all happened in less 
> than two seconds, and I have my quattro to thank for responding as well 
> as it did in such slick conditions. I know for a fact that my old 325is 
> would not have come out of that one so clean.
> 	This whole scenario reminded  of a time in 1986 where myself, nor 
> the 86' 4000s I was riding in, were as fortunate. In that case, my friend 
> decides she can pull across the 45mph road before that speeding Impala 
> could get to us. She was wrong and we were t-boned so hard that the roof, 
> and the opposite side of the 4000 were very badly warped. With that 
> amount of impact, I thought the damage would have been worse, however, the 
> entire passenger side only caved in about 14-16 inches. 
> The Impala wishes it would have fared so well (and so does its driver). The 
> front end of that thing was crushed to the windshield, and the engine 
> went through the fire wall, crushing the driver's legs. Aside from a minor 
> skull 
> fracture where my head went through the passenger window, I was o.k, and 
> so was my friend. It later turned out (skidmarks I guess), 
> that the Impala was in excess of the speed limit; they determined it to 
> be somewhere in the neighborhood of 55mph. As far as who was to blame, I 
> stayed out of that one. That brings the number to two that I owe Audi, 
> and a bonus point goes to quattro for keeping the second incident from 
> becoming like the first. There will always be a space (or two) in my 
> garage for Audis. Anyone know when the AVUS comes out?

There's a lady here that owns two.  You might ask her if she'll part 
with one.


> David
> 89' 80q-120k and still counting, thankfully
> 86 Snaab 900 (hers) 190k, all original and refusing to die. I think it 
> knows an Audi will take its place.
'87 Audi Coupe GT
still trying to put in that stupid reverse switch