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    Default A lesson for all - especially for corolla users

    Dear All,

    I am a silent reader of PW but thought to share my yesterday's expereince with you all for everyone's safety.
    I have corolla XLI 2011 (2009 shape). Yesterday I left my home (Clifton block 2 karachi) for office at around 8:30 am. My office is located at M.T. Khan road near netty Jety brigde. I drove on the Bar B Q tonight road towards Boat Basin at 100 Km/h +.
    I took left turn to come to MT Khan road. There is a slight curve on the M.T. Khan road, just when the Benazir Shaheed park ends. My car was taking turn along the curve at around 100 km/h, suddenly I lost control and car started to skid. My car slipped on the road from left to right and again right to left, just as someone is trying to drift it roughly.
    For a moment I thought it will turn turtle but fortunately or unfortunately there was Khyber going ahead me. My car just banged into that khyber and I gained control on it properly.But whole front was finished..
    luckily, khyber didnt suffered any damage, his car just rounded at 180 degrees because of my hit.

    I am driving for the last 15 years and was unable to understand y this happened...
    However, I learned few lessons from this incident which will benefit the readers..

    1 - I was overspeeding as I was driving at 100 km/h.. so never overspeed
    2 - I didnt slowed down at curve .. So always slow down at curves
    3 - I relied too much on this car - Never rely on japenese crap

    Just to add - I owned 1986 Lancer and believe me that was one hell of a car.. I never ever felt that it will slip on any curve or corner, but this corolla is a crap and badly designed.

    One more contributing factor that I m thinking of is wind power.. When the Park ends on this road there are no buildings on both sides so the wind pressure was too much yesterday, may be it contributed to slide the car on road.
    Anyhow, I request all of readers my brothers to take caution in driving and especially on this road..
    Our lives are very precious and should not be wasted in these acts..

    ''SPEED THRILLS BUT IT KILLS...''

    Zohaib


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    Will you please like to mention which tires you were running on your Corolla?
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    pictures plz..
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    dude get the 350z or bmw or honda
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    @ immad: Bro stock tyres
    @ volverine : I wish i could... but cant afford right now..

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    poor driving. period

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    road check ki thi kiu k us road pe oil tankers bhi bohot chaltay hai shaid oil ki waja se clip hui thi car jaha tak maira idea hai

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    maybe combination of oil on the road and crap tyres with no grip,, because the stock tyres are as shiite as they come

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    i think that you entered the curve too fast and the car couldnt go on its natural speed because of the centrifugal force. rear wheel drives are better at this kinda stuff

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    if u were driving over 100km/h on those roads than probably u need bmw or mb !

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    bad driving, never make turns at high speeds, anything can happen.
    8th Gen Mitsubishi Lancer 1.3 GLX 2006; 3rd Gen Toyota Prius 1.8 S-Touring 2010; 11th Gen Toyota Corolla 1.3 GLi AT 2014.

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    Not to forget, he was driving on EUROSTAR tires. None of you read that.
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    What i get is you tried to take a 60degree turn at 100. Mostly roads are very worn off at such point and stock tires. 3part is it was a corolla. I my self have one so i say turning it above 80 is very risky and unsafe.
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    corolla's after indus shape do not "handle" well on stock tyres and suspension.....period
    Life is short and very unpredictable just like a Quarter mile .....

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    Does Corrola XLI have ABS? I am almost sure it happened because there was no ABS.

    If I am right sell XLI and get a Swift
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    that curve is almost 200 or 220 degrees. They even have 2 mini speed breakers and usually traffic police at that particular curve.

    I must say it was your sheer irresponsible driving style style and extreme overspeeding that caused all the mayhem. I'm glad the Khyber dint take much damage or a biker dint get crushed under your mighty XLI.

    Learn to drive please.

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    Simply drive within your means and make sure you've got decent tyres and suspension components.

    I have a 1992 car and i have no problem whatsoever driving at well over 100kmh round twisty roads in a Jap car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zohaibarshad View Post
    Dear All,

    I am a silent reader of PW but thought to share my yesterday's expereince with you all for everyone's safety.
    I have corolla XLI 2011 (2009 shape). Yesterday I left my home (Clifton block 2 karachi) for office at around 8:30 am. My office is located at M.T. Khan road near netty Jety brigde. I drove on the Bar B Q tonight road towards Boat Basin at 100 Km/h +.
    I took left turn to come to MT Khan road. There is a slight curve on the M.T. Khan road, just when the Benazir Shaheed park ends. My car was taking turn along the curve at around 100 km/h, suddenly I lost control and car started to skid. My car slipped on the road from left to right and again right to left, just as someone is trying to drift it roughly.
    For a moment I thought it will turn turtle but fortunately or unfortunately there was Khyber going ahead me. My car just banged into that khyber and I gained control on it properly.But whole front was finished..
    luckily, khyber didnt suffered any damage, his car just rounded at 180 degrees because of my hit.

    I am driving for the last 15 years and was unable to understand y this happened...
    However, I learned few lessons from this incident which will benefit the readers..

    1 - I was overspeeding as I was driving at 100 km/h.. so never overspeed
    2 - I didnt slowed down at curve .. So always slow down at curves
    3 - I relied too much on this car - Never rely on japenese crap

    Just to add - I owned 1986 Lancer and believe me that was one hell of a car.. I never ever felt that it will slip on any curve or corner, but this corolla is a crap and badly designed.

    One more contributing factor that I m thinking of is wind power.. When the Park ends on this road there are no buildings on both sides so the wind pressure was too much yesterday, may be it contributed to slide the car on road.
    Anyhow, I request all of readers my brothers to take caution in driving and especially on this road..
    Our lives are very precious and should not be wasted in these acts..

    ''SPEED THRILLS BUT IT KILLS...''

    Zohaib


    First of All, thank God u are safe. A few words from my side:-
    - You were driving fast, since turning a curve at 100km/h is extremely
    dangerous. I guess you are still lucky not to roll.
    - You Tried to curve with stock tyres, that was even more dangerous
    - Honestly, there was no fault of corolla in this case. Like someone said above you need a Mercs or a Bimmer to perform such stunts.
    - There must have been something like oil spill or the surface of the road that made you sway as you aptly described

    Stay Safe..
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    @Waqastariq

    How couldve ABS helped here?? Taking a turn at high speed caused the vehicle to loose grip with road. Its a simple math.. Did anywhere the poster said that he was applying brakes as well ?

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