In this case I'm not surprised, when a fire develops on a race car it usually gets worse once fuel lines are damaged and the fuel pumps continue to pump high pressure fuel into the fire.
Had one of those as rental once. What a piece of cr**. Don't think I have ever driven anything anywhere near as bad as that "car". The only fun thing about it was that it was good at doing handbrake turns......Decades ago, a friend's year-old Chevy Cavalier burned to the ground in front of his house.
Oh - it was a total POS alright. But my friend's not into cars at all (he's a techie). It burned because of a part defect, wrote my friend a check for $10,000 above the total loss amount (which, IIRC was only about $7,500). He banked the $10K and went and bought a Honda (which I'd tried very hard to get him to buy in the first place -but he wanted to "Buy American.").Had one of those as rental once. What a piece of cr**. Don't think I have ever driven anything anywhere near as bad as that "car". The only fun thing about it was that it was good at doing handbrake turns......
The one I drove was somewhere in the early '90s. On one trip to the US I drove something chevy with 4 doors and the next trip one with 2 doors. I think the last one was the cavalier?but he wanted to "Buy American.").
And got what he paid for - it was 1985, after all!
That Cavalier was abysmally craptastic.