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Forum topic by ChuckV posted 09-23-2010 03:11 PM 1721 views 1 time favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChuckV

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09-23-2010 03:11 PM

I am sure that many of us are affected by this recall :-)
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=10V411&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=email

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 09-23-2010 03:18 PM

oh for heavens sake – put some paste wax on it to prevent corrosion…

now how am I going to drive around town?!?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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ChuckV

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#2 posted 09-23-2010 03:26 PM

Or at least ask Jeeves to wax it for you!!

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 09-23-2010 03:30 PM

LOL wow, what a blast from the past! I guess jeeves got lost, and all that’s left is ask.com

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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sras

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 03:40 PM

The solution is easy – take your everyday Bentley in for repair, then when it comes back send the weekend Bentley in. Finally the special occasion Bentley can get fixed!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#5 posted 09-23-2010 03:49 PM

Crap, Now I’ll have to drive the Rolls instead.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 09-23-2010 03:52 PM

This post prompted me to go right out and check on mine. Unfortunately, I discovered my wife had already taken it to the country club, even though she had told me she was going to drive the Lamborghini today. Now my son wants to take the Lamborghini to the beach, so I’m going to be stuck borrowing the butler’s Mercedes again!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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GMman

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#7 posted 09-23-2010 04:07 PM

Sorry I had the Asure and the bank took it back

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dbhost

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#8 posted 09-23-2010 04:10 PM

Not for me! Bentley has yet to build a 4×4 that I know of…

Wait, after a quick Googling… It doesn’t appear to have hit production, but they seem to be working on it. Maybe by the time I can afford one…

Okay, maybe not...
Source: http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/7830/bentley4x4qh5.jpg

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#9 posted 09-23-2010 04:18 PM

Perfect. Now all I have to do is go down to the polo grounds, wait for one of these to come by, step out in front of it, and BAM! Payday!

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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Eric_S

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#10 posted 09-23-2010 04:21 PM

Ok this is pretty funny and absurd.

You’re telling me that the front hood ornament(FLAT bentley symbol) of a bentley retracts in an accident to reduce harm to a pedestrian? Seriously? I think they are more worried about their precious bentley hood ornament than the pedestrian. I don’t know how much “extra” damage a flat bently hood ornament would do to a pedestrian. If the speed is fast enough to have to worry about a hood ornament damaging the pedestrian, i think the hood ornament is the least of worries. Geez. Funny!

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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ChuckV

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#11 posted 09-23-2010 04:43 PM

Eric – I think that they are talking about the “Flying B”:

Charlie – I feel for you. Just remember, nobody ever said that life would be easy. We all have our burdens.

Apparently, part of the reason that it retracts is to make it harder to steal from the hood.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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FatScratch

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#12 posted 09-23-2010 06:31 PM

I thought when you bought a Bently you had the right to mow down pedestrians! They should be getting out of the way of such a finely crafted and expensive automobile…....

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Eric_S

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#13 posted 09-23-2010 07:55 PM

This link is ok.

If you want to see a really cool site, check out http://www.wreckedexotics.com/ Depending on your interest in cars, it can be pretty painful to view, or very enjoyable. It features nothing but totalled high end cars. Most pictures feature the accompanying news article or just the story behind the crash. Some are pretty funny.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#14 posted 09-23-2010 08:00 PM

Charlie1958
Bloody Cajun, now we know where all that Katrina money went. And while I’m about it, is it true you claimed loss of livelihood to BP due to the fact (obvious lie) that all your boxes are made solely from Gulf drift wood, and your inventory is now destroyed with oil. lol
As far as the Flying B ornament not retracting correctly, I believe they have a temporary fix. They have added a new phrase to the accident sensor which says “I’m a Ford”. They found that the erect ornament retracts immediately when the wrong name is called.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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rance

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#15 posted 09-23-2010 08:04 PM

Eric_S,

Regarding pedestrian injuries… Imagine the testing that had to be done to determine this. LOL!

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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