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Old 02-20-2003, 22:25   #1 (permalink)
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Driving On the Open Road Is Bad!

Hey all,

I have just come back from a road trip to Coolangatta (Gold Coast, QLD) and have acquired a lot of damage from the road, I had to make a list of things that went wrong, so I thought that perhaps everyone could say on here what things have happened to their cars on the open road.
My damage was:
1. Wiper stalk stopped working properly after 3hrs on the road
2. Had to replace all tyres after 3 of them were flat spotted after a hairy overtaking incident near Guyra in northern NSW.
3. Windscreen hit with two massive stone chips that needed to be fixed, this occured just outside Hay in south western NSW.
4. Stone chips on the leading edge of the bonnet
5. Smashed driver side indicator and cracked drivers side head light and a broken drivers side wiper arm after driving into a flock of Galahs outside of West Wyalong in central NSW.
6. Smashed front grill from various different stones, birds and other objects hitting it on the way up and back.

Over all i dont think i will take a car on the open road that far now with out a car bra, or a bullbar, or unless my car is a 4x4 or a semi!!!
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Old 02-20-2003, 22:34   #2 (permalink)
 
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Errrr, you were driving on the black stuff right? Not the green stuff?
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Old 02-20-2003, 22:39   #3 (permalink)
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Errrr, you were driving on the black stuff right? Not the green stuff?
Green stuff?

Correction - Brown stuff, there's a drought you know.
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The only problem we've had on the Highway was hitting a Kangaroo in Dads old AU. We've driven from Melbourne to The Gold Coast about 4 times and that's it. It's only one incident, but it cost close to two grand to repair the damage.

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When we were goin to wakefield, me and my mates were in separate cars...i was in front, one mate was behind me and the other one behind him - my and the guy behind me missed a flock of magpies swooping at the cars, but the guy at the end of the convoy copped em......the bird got stuck in the front air dam....guts and blood dripping everywhere. when we pulled over to pull it out, it was wedged in there...took about 5 mins of levering with a stick to get it out...

damage: one dead magpie....and one very bent number plate and stains on the paint where the birds guts fell...

best part of all...we have the removal from the car on video...(yes I am sick)
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Old 02-21-2003, 04:42   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Driving On the Open Road Is Bad!

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Smashed driver side indicator and cracked drivers side head light and a broken drivers side wiper arm after driving into a flock of Galahs outside of West Wyalong in central NSW.
bloody galah!!
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gotta laugh at the sound a galah makes as it hits ya car .... but its not so funny when they do that much damge. How many did ya hit??
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Drought?? Pfft. It poured down with rain the entire drive from Coolangatta to Adelaide, and yes I was on the black stuff, the "green stuff" would of more been "brown/red stuff" and if i was on it i would of got bogged up to the door handles because of the rain!!

Yeah its a funny sound, but yeah I went into a flock of them that were on the road, and I wasnt exactly going to jump on the skids in the wet doin 110km/h... so the option was to hit them, I would hit say about 10 of them?? It was a few, I wasnt really counting, I was more worried bout the potential damage...
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Wow...that's tuff luck. Maybe it's just you ;o)

I haven't had any long trips for awhile - but there were no probs on my last, which entailed driving from Cloncurry to Melbourne, then up to SEQld. Most of the 175,000kms i did in my previous car were on highway - and the most damaging incident was a bloody pheasant that knocked my numberplate in a bit.

Better luck next time!

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Crikey, sorry to hear of your bad luck. I spend alot of time on the highways in rural areas going to and from civilization from my air force base, and I have never had any problems at all. I do think I've been fortunate though!

Sorry bout your luck (or lack of)!

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