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Here was one filled in '92. See point number 19. I'm not an attorney.
http://www.mcclellanlaw.com/CM/NotableCases/TRENT.pdf
I'm pretty sure there were others...
Thanks for that. Absolutely unbelievable that you can sue for being a squid.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:22 AM
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During the course of the Garrison case, the
evidence disclosed that PORSCHE's own testing of the 930
Turbo vehicle had revealed that it had a dangerous tendency
to oversteer and PORSCHE's official test report
characterized the handling of the vehicle as "poisonous."
Before producing PORSCHE's test report, the head of PORSCHE
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operations in the United States, flew to Germany and ordered
the testing engineer to falsify the report by changing
"poisonous" to "normal" and by changing "oversteer" to
"understeer." He was also ordered to delete his
recommendation that the vehicle's handling be changed to
understeering.


wow.

Although I don't agree with suing for every nook and cranny, it's still pretty bad that Porsche did that.
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I think what you just quoted is what came back to haunt Porsche...the coffin nails in this particular battle!
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During the course of the Garrison case, the
evidence disclosed that PORSCHE's own testing of the 930
Turbo vehicle had revealed that it had a dangerous tendency
to oversteer and PORSCHE's official test report
characterized the handling of the vehicle as "poisonous."
Before producing PORSCHE's test report, the head of PORSCHE
12
operations in the United States, flew to Germany and ordered
the testing engineer to falsify the report by changing
"poisonous" to "normal" and by changing "oversteer" to
"understeer." He was also ordered to delete his
recommendation that the vehicle's handling be changed to
understeering.


wow.

Although I don't agree with suing for every nook and cranny, it's still pretty bad that Porsche did that.
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I have a couple of friends that are long time Porsche Techs and one that was a parts guy.. they told me that during there time at the dealership, when the Turbo was first released here in 76 (Turbo Carrera), The techs actually had bets going as to how many days or weeks it would be before each new Turbo came back on the hook.. wrecked!

The shortest one noted was a couple hours.. guy took delivery and two hours later the car was coming back to the dealership with the side smashed. Statement was "entered a turn and it just kept going faster, then started to slide and I let up and it slid around the other way"
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the factory automatically loaded every 930 exported to the U.S. with every option.
Ahhh yes, cater to your market. If you were to look at the other European makers during that era, Mercedes, BMW etc.. they were suffering the same issue.

Besides the emissions and crash testing regulations mandated by the US Gov't, the US consumers wanted, pwr windows, leather, sunroofs and a/c. If you look at the euro versions of these cars during this same era you'll find none of this. This being the largest market, they got what they wanted! If you've ever owned a euro spec 911, and some 930s from 75 through 83 you'll find that most had cloth interior, many had roll-up windows and not s/r.

930s were the early evolution of what they now call "luxury sports cars." For me it's either a luxury car or a sports car.. I look at 930s as sports cars that just happen to have leather!
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