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Old 17 Feb 2010, 10:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Last night coming back from shop in the wet i gave it a little bit of gas around a small roundabout & the RA tried to kill me Probably not doing anymore than 20-25mph & back end decided it wanted to over take the front. After bit of tank slaping got the car back under control Ive owned car for 2+ years & thought i had tamed the car well. I am not a crazy driver & have owned enuff fast cars to consider myself fairly competant driver but i must admit this got the old heart pumping. So anyway moral of this story is dont get to complacent & let your guard down as the Impreza can turn & bite you in the ass

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Old 17 Feb 2010, 10:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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there may have been a bit of diesel on the road if u werent expecting it
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 10:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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there may have been a bit of diesel on the road if u werent expecting it
I was thinking that
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 10:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Im trying to make u feel better lol
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close call then Ian..checked your rears lately??
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 10:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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close call then Ian..checked your rears lately??
Very close. Rear tyres are fine, not so good for my rear though
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mine did it in a straight line the other day,little bit off gas in 2nd n think all 4 lit up!!
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 10:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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ah yes done this many a time lots of diesel over here although if you can hold it and slide it looks amazing apparently (ask bro in law) however it is s butt clenching moment
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Ive driven the car hard & its always performed how i was expecting it to, but last night it came from nowhere I suppose that the nature of the beast we all love
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 10:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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ah yes done this many a time lots of diesel over here although if you can hold it and slide it looks amazing apparently (ask bro in law) however it is s butt clenching moment
If the wife wasnt in the car i might have tried to play a little with it. O & the oncoming cars didnt help either.
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must admit this got the old heart pumping.
I bet it did ian.
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 11:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Its certainly got my respect again
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 11:31 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I only have mine a few weeks and its surprising how much the back end wants to break away in firstand second on a greasy road. Always heard Impreza's understeered - I dont understand how lol! Maybe my set up is wrong!!!
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ass twitching like a rabbits nose lol

only had one incident with diesel myself, pulling up to a junction and put foot on the brak and massivw vibration from the abs and no slowing down. luckily did stop befor ehte junctin but was darn close i tell thee, wasn;t even going fast either.
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Old 17 Feb 2010, 12:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It was a real case of "touching cloth" if you know what i mean
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