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Old 06-05-2011, 08:51 PM   #1
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Flipped it in Mexico!...

Hello F.F

A couple weeks ago while going to Morelia, Michoacan. I flipped the SVT right before Patzcuaro, Michoacan. I remember I was doing about... 75 mph right before entering the curve when I lost control. The reason I lost control is because as I approached the curve I didn't want to cut into the other lane since a car was already there. I remember doing 3 flips before it was all over. Don't worry thou... nothing really happen to me except a 2 inch scar on the front of my head near my hairline and a couple bruises on my left part of my chest and a couple bruises on my right knee. Everybody here tells me I was reborn, I think it's a customary local saying. And the only real reason I did hit my head is because when I finally landed I ended up landing on some huge rocks that I didn't notice until the next day since it was night time when I crashed. Anyways... the reason I bring this up is because I want everybody to know that I am a true Ford believer, especially of their safety and don't think just because of this incident, I have always believed in their products being superior (especially after they owned Volvo) hence the reason I was driving this Focus to begin with. I am truly fortunate to be here today to tell you about my story and because I wasn't reborn but, because Ford really did their job!

Regards to everybody!...
Ric Chavez


p.s Just incase the pic doesn't show up here is a link to it. http://caele.info/


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Old 06-05-2011, 09:13 PM   #2
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Ouch, looks like a bad crash, glad you're okay!
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
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Holy crap dude. Yes you are very lucky to have gotten away with just the scars and bruises. Just another story of many I have seen where a focus is destroyed but the owner walks away. Safety is an issue in these smaller cars and I'm glad Ford didn't cut corners.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:48 PM   #4
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wow. that sucks!

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Old 06-05-2011, 10:44 PM   #5
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The cars can be replaced.
Glad to hear your Ok.

Ford is on their game with safety.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:50 PM   #6
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I have family in Morelia and La Piedad. Glad you are OK!
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mala onda, que bueno que estes bien, no te paso nada en la columna? que carro sigue, un RS?
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Wow that was a bad crash.Glad you are ok.
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Holy smokes. Once again, Ford Focus ftw! Glad you made it out okay!
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Posted via FF Mobile The focus really has an excellent track record. People are surviving accidents in these cars that is just astonishing. My parents are looking for a new car, and its between the 2012 focus or the 2011 elantra. Now Im a hyundai fan and supporter and I dont think the hyundai is a bad car. Both even have five star crash ratings. But any of these companies can meet standards. Im not saying in real world the hyundai will not hold up, but I know Ford makes some of the safest cars around and I expect the 2012 to perform just as well if not better then previous foci in crash situations.
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