Bad bad luck

Bad bad luck

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Pioneer

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1,083 posts

92 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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This sucks, poor owner! Expected to see the usual - too much HP and not enough experience, but this is just bad luck

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/uknews/11949233/driv...


Edited by Pioneer on Thursday 25th June 11:45

Dave.

6,283 posts

214 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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Already a thread running.

He (apparently) didn't crash, the car had a "mechanical issue" & was arse-ended by "an innocent party".

Ferruccio

1,386 posts

80 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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As the OP noted.

Dave.

6,283 posts

214 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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Did he?

I can't see anything in his post about being rear-ended.

:shrug:

Ferruccio

1,386 posts

80 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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Dave. said:
Did he?

I can't see anything in his post about being rear-ended.

:shrug:
He said:

“Expected to see the usual - too much HP and not enough experience, but this is just bad luck”

It’s in the article. Not too hard to read the Sun!

Dave.

6,283 posts

214 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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laugh

70proof

5,904 posts

116 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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interested to know the mechanical issue, did they simply run out of fuel having fun with their new car!

being in the outside lane, surely he'd have enough momentum to come into the hard shoulder?

Pioneer

Original Poster:

1,083 posts

92 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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Dave. said:
Already a thread running.
Oops, did have a quick look but couldn't see anything.

drcarrera

649 posts

186 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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70proof said:
interested to know the mechanical issue, did they simply run out of fuel having fun with their new car!

being in the outside lane, surely he'd have enough momentum to come into the hard shoulder?
Depends how busy the road was and I wouldn't be at all surprised if someone on the inside saw a Lambo indicating and thought "you're not getting in front of me, mate ...". Sad, but it happens.

andrew

9,154 posts

153 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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70proof said:
interested to know the mechanical issue, did they simply run out of fuel having fun with their new car!

being in the outside lane, surely he'd have enough momentum to come into the hard shoulder?
what, twenty minutes into ownership and ten miles from a certain lambo dealership ??? smile

ghost83

4,211 posts

151 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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I passed this on my way home,

It’s a 4 lane carriageway, Lambo was in lane 3 about 5-10 miles from Lamborghini Leeds, broke down in the 3rd lane and a van drove into the back of it

Heard 2 suggestions either out of fuel or gearbox fault

But I don’t know which, it looked a right mess

70proof

5,904 posts

116 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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It ran out of fuel.

Ferruccio

1,386 posts

80 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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What kind of dealer hands over a car without a full tank of fuel!?

Mexman

2,442 posts

45 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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Ferruccio said:
What kind of dealer hands over a car without a full tank of fuel!?
A profitable one
What kind of person buys a Lambo, but cant afford to put fuel in it?

Deanh84

810 posts

153 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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I wonder if it’s another one which has suffered from Engine failure.

Ferruccio

1,386 posts

80 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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Mexman said:
Ferruccio said:
What kind of dealer hands over a car without a full tank of fuel!?
A profitable one
What kind of person buys a Lambo, but cant afford to put fuel in it?
Nonsense.
You are picking up a new Lamborghini.
It should be a fantastic experience.
You shouldn’t be having to worry about fuel and going to fill up.
A dealer that penny pinches with its customers like that will lose out hundreds of times over on the cost of a tank of fuel.

Mexman

2,442 posts

45 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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Ferruccio said:
Mexman said:
Ferruccio said:
What kind of dealer hands over a car without a full tank of fuel!?
A profitable one
What kind of person buys a Lambo, but cant afford to put fuel in it?
Nonsense.
You are picking up a new Lamborghini.
It should be a fantastic experience.
You shouldn’t be having to worry about fuel and going to fill up.
A dealer that penny pinches with its customers like that will lose out hundreds of times over on the cost of a tank of fuel.
It probably was a fantastic experience.
You buy a car, you put fuel in it, dealers aren't fuel stations, you have a fuel gauge for a reason, plus Covid is currently making it difficult to have multiple people jumping in and out of cars, or havnt you heard?
He managed to drive for 20 mins beforehand, I'm sure there are lots of fuel stations within 20mins of Leeds.

Edited by Mexman on Saturday 27th June 15:12

Teddy Lop

4,235 posts

28 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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Ferruccio said:
Mexman said:
Ferruccio said:
What kind of dealer hands over a car without a full tank of fuel!?
A profitable one
What kind of person buys a Lambo, but cant afford to put fuel in it?
Nonsense.
You are picking up a new Lamborghini.
It should be a fantastic experience.
You shouldn’t be having to worry about fuel and going to fill up.
A dealer that penny pinches with its customers like that will lose out hundreds of times over on the cost of a tank of fuel.
its one of those things like (I'm a tradesman) sweeping up.

You don't do it so people notice you've done it, you do it so people don't think you're a lazy prick as its the first thing they see when viewing the work you've completed for them.

Mexman

2,442 posts

45 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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I would imagine the dealer HAS put fuel in it, if they managed to get 20 mins down the road.
New cars arrive absolutely empty because of transportation risks, therefore the dealer has probably put in whatever fuel he had available on site, and as stated, Covid is prohibiting the amount of people who are allowed to jump in and move car.

Ferruccio

1,386 posts

80 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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Mexman said:
Ferruccio said:
Mexman said:
Ferruccio said:
What kind of dealer hands over a car without a full tank of fuel!?
A profitable one
What kind of person buys a Lambo, but cant afford to put fuel in it?
Nonsense.
You are picking up a new Lamborghini.
It should be a fantastic experience.
You shouldn’t be having to worry about fuel and going to fill up.
A dealer that penny pinches with its customers like that will lose out hundreds of times over on the cost of a tank of fuel.
It probably was a fantastic experience.
You buy a car, you put fuel in it, dealers aren't fuel stations, you have a fuel gauge for a reason, plus Covid is currently making it difficult to have multiple people jumping in and out of cars, or havnt you heard?
He managed to drive for 20 mins beforehand, I'm sure there are lots of fuel stations within 20mins of Leeds.

Edited by Mexman on Saturday 27th June 15:12
It’s a dealer being lazy and cheap.

I picked up a car from a dealer three weeks ago. Full tank of fuel.

Great dealers provide a service, and last.
Many others don’t and they don’t survive.
They may talk about it, but they don’t actually deliver it.