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Porsche 911 A Fire Bomb Ready To Explade?  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39881 posts, RR: 74
Posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1875 times:



Yesterday I was driving to the store and I was stuck in a traffic jam. Up ahead I saw smoke going over 50 feet into the air. As I got closer; I saw flames shooting out of a brand new Porsche 911 Turbo.
It was not involved in an accident or anything it just stalled at a red light I guess.
I kind of felt sorry for the young guy watching his $115,000 investment go up in smoke.

Is this a potential problem with this kind of car?
After all, German engineering is supposed to be the best, right?

 Confused




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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

That's wierd, it's not like the 911 is some car that explodes like the Pinto or something  Laugh out loud Maybe it could be a problem with just that car.


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User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

My guess would be the owner did something stupid. He's a moron if he didn't have it insured so he shouldn't be out the cash. My neighbor had a Buick Park Avenue catch fire on the highway after a transmission problem so something like that could have happened, who knows. But I don't know if I would say they are fire bombs ready to explade at any moment. Smile

User currently offlineSaloth Sar From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Be careful Superfly, I think you're gonna get flamed by SophieMaltese!  Big grin

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39881 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

The Pinto needed to be triggered by another car!  Laugh out loud

This car just did it all by it's self.
German engineering you would think that all of there cars would have the same superior design and would be flawless.
This car cost more than some homes. not in California of course  Pissed



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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Okay,
Superfly, tell me how many car fires you see in american cars. Well I am a firefighter. I can tell you. I have been to about 8 car fires in the past 2 years in my city and all of them are 1990-1995 American pieces of crap.

-Peace in-
174thfwff


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

I heard somewhere that the VW Beetle has a fire problem, too, is this true?


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39881 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

174thfwff:
But the Porsche is German engineered.  Confused



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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1807 times:

Superfly,

Heres an analogy for you.

It's like in the human reace sometimes you get a person who has a handicap, like born without a hand or something...

Anyways, are you going to tell me all of mand kind is messed up? I don't think so.

I see more American cars going into the auto shop alot more often then I do see german cars.

Support your country all you want, but I don't like american cars, and I don't want to argue with you, because your a person who is a die hard lover of a car "company" called Mercury.

How about this superly, you conduct a test for yourself. How about you go buy a BMW to a say your almighty god of a car called "Thunderbird"

Drive them in the same conditions, same fuel, same oil, same mechanic, same roads. Lets see what kind of car lasts longer.
I got 100 bucks on the German Car.


-Peace In-
174thfwff


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1802 times:

Mercury, as well as other american car makers, I just used Mercury from a recent post you had.

-Peace In-
174thfwff


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39881 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1799 times:

174thfuff:
I understand your point and I don't want to argue with you either. I enjoy joking in the forums with you actually and you have some colorful post I must say.

I just wanted to point out that expensive imports don't aways equal reliability and affordable transportation.
When I go buy parts from the wrecking yard, I see just as many imports as American cars. What's interesting is that imports didn't really become popular until the 1980s yet I see just as many late 60s to current wrecked imports.



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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1796 times:

AHahaha, expensive imports don't fall under the affordable transortation catagory!
That is why they are expensive imports.
People who ususaly buy a Porsche's usualy have money coming out of there bottom...they use super gasoline, they are the cream of the crop.
If they were affordable transportation everyone would have a Diablo or a Porsche.

-Peace In-
174thfwff


User currently offlineAB.400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1792 times:

Maybe that guy found out that he couldn't afford his monthly payments anymore and wanted his insurance company to help him out of the misery.
Poor car.....


BTW, if it comes to reliable engineering nobody beats the japanese. The corolla for example leads the statistics since decades.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39881 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1788 times:

AB.400:
That did cross my mind.

He did look like a DOT.COM drop out.



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User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1788 times:

Maybe he dropped his crackpipe while driving and then spilled his gin and tonic which made the smoldering crack rock burn more fiercely. Poor guy.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39881 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1785 times:

SophieMaltese:
No the fire was coming from the engine compartment.
In fact, he was a flight instructor with Lousiana licence plates.  Smile



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User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

We are very happy with the 996 Turbo, and havn't received any kind of warning from the dealer about a possible fire problem. We've noticed a very important engine's oil consumption though, quite unusual for a brand new car, again the dealer has said it's normal.
I will write to the factory and ask them for some more details about it.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39881 posts, RR: 74
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

A brand new German engineered car that burns lots of oil?

I'd still carry a fire extinguisher in the trunk if I were you.



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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

My guess is arson...

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

Are you sure it was a Porsche??  Big grin



User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39881 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Oh yes indeed, it was a Porsche!




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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

I'm sure it was just a problem with the driver or just that car. Was the guy driving it just some kid? It probably was just some kid who barely knew how to drive.


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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Super why you not comment on my last post? Hmmm....

-Peace In-
174thfwff


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39881 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

174thfwff:
I don't agree. Rich people don't want an unreliable car either. Therefore a car that cost 6 figures would top any automobile in every catagory; safety, reliability, comfort, and power.

BH346:
He looked like he was in his early 30s. Old enough to know better!



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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Damn....

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