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    Got slammed last night

    Coming home from dinner, on a fast-moving but congested freeway. Traffic ahead suddenly braked HARD, but I managed to stop inches from the car ahead. Then ... WHUMP! ... the woman in the car behind me didn't get the memo, and slammed into me hard. In fact, she was wedged under the back of my car and I had to gun it to uncouple the two cars.

    Fortunately no injuries and everyone has insurance (which is amazing given the number of illegals on the road these days).

    I had a styrofoam cup full of Diet Coke in the cupholder, and the force of the impact was enough to slam it into the edge of the cupholder hard enough to rupture it and send Coke spraying all over the console and dash and fill the cupholder. The wife's ice tea was in her hand, but she ended up covered with it. As for the car, I had a bumper cover flopping in the breeze, a trunklid that won't stay closed and lots of stuff jammed up under the bumper.

    Can't get it in the shop until Monday, and then I'll have the long drawn out wait for it to get fixed. *sigh*
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

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    Sorry to hear it!!
    Happy no one got hurt....

    Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy a loaner...
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    Phew, Sounds like you made it out OK. Waste of Diet Coke, though.
    "It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses." They're not gonna catch us. We're on a Mission from God. Hit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_TYPE_X View Post
    Phew, Sounds like you made it out OK. Waste of Diet Coke, though.
    Yeah, and it was really GOOD one, too!
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
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    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    Quote Originally Posted by palmerwmd View Post


    Sorry to hear it!!
    Happy no one got hurt....

    Hopefully you'll be able to enjoy a loaner...
    Thanks. And yes, I'll be enjoying a wonderful rental for some time ... you can't get out of a body in under 3 weeks in normal times, and with the holidays coming I don't expect to see my car again until sometime in 2017. And I'll guarantee you the rental won't be as nice as my car.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    Most important was that neither of you got hurt !!

    Plus, this is a lease car, so you don't have to worry about having issues 2 or 3 years from now or the paint aging differently or diminished value @ resale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    Most important was that neither of you got hurt !!

    Plus, this is a lease car, so you don't have to worry about having issues 2 or 3 years from now or the paint aging differently or diminished value @ resale.
    Well, actually I WILL have to answer to the leasing company if the car isn't in good shape. And if they become aware of the damage (even if well-repaired), I will technically be responsible for the reduction in value.

    I can file a Diminished Value claim now, but Texas law requires that I first get the leasing company's permission, and then the DV check would go to the leasing company - not me. I would have to count on them applying that to the reduced value 3 years from now. But in truth I don't even want to alert them that it's been damaged!

    I never keep a car the full term of the lease anyway, so I just have to hope the next car dealer doesn't ding me for it being damaged. State Farm guarantees the repair "for life", so I guess I can ring their bell if the next guy says the repairs aren't good enough to maintain the value of the car.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    IF they don't ding you @ the time you turn it back in I don't see how they (or the guy that buys it) could come back later and make it your problem.
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    IF they don't ding you @ the time you turn it back in I don't see how they (or the guy that buys it) could come back later and make it your problem.
    No, what I mean is if I trade it before the lease is up, the dealer I trade it to might check, find it was damaged, and then offer less of a trade-in than he otherwise would.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    Palmerwmd would be excited to know that the only vehicle Enterprise had available when I dropped my car off yesterday was a 4dr Nissan Frontier.

    Sorry, but driving this thing has been less than a treat ... heavy slow steering, gashog V6, huge turning radius, pickup truck ride, and it won't even fit in my garage without me moving stuff out. I'm working hard to get something else!
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    Accidents and diet soda are not very good for you. You are right. The dealer will check the accident history and you will likely be rucked on an early trade. I hate Carfax. Mainly because they don't know all and devalue property indiscriminately. It should be illegal to share all the information between insurance companies and these creeps. I'm not saying buyers shouldn't have facts but just take the car to a mechanic, or check it out yourself if capable, before buying. It's the fairest method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_TX View Post
    Palmerwmd would be excited to know that the only vehicle Enterprise had available when I dropped my car off yesterday was a 4dr Nissan Frontier.

    Sorry, but driving this thing has been less than a treat ... heavy slow steering, gashog V6, huge turning radius, pickup truck ride, and it won't even fit in my garage without me moving stuff out. I'm working hard to get something else!
    At least you'll be more ready for the Apocalypse :D
    "In the end we all just play the roles given us... Sometimes they dont fit so well,... but I guess we make do."

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmerwmd View Post
    At least you'll be more ready for the Apocalypse :D
    Lol. Not really - I pestered Enterprise long enough that they finally found me a car ... well, actually a small SUV ... but for me it's a lot better than the Fronty.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    Got the estimate on the car ... $7,937. Subject of course to finding additional damage.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    Wow!!!

    But still am not surpised....
    "In the end we all just play the roles given us... Sometimes they dont fit so well,... but I guess we make do."

    Dont forget MultiMedia forums!!
    http://www.freshalloy.com/forumdisplay.php/55-Multi-Media-Forum

    2x91,92,94 Q45s, 2x 350Z, 1x 240SX w/ SR20DET, 1x Sentra SER SPEC-V, 2k2 Maxima, 2x03 G35, 09 Maxima, 2k2 Maxima, 2015 XTerra, 2005 Xterra, 2012 Pathfinder,

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmerwmd View Post
    Wow!!!

    But still am not surpised....
    Honestly, I was expecting 5 figures. Costs a lot to fix cars these days.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    Aaaahh, Earl Scheib's still painting an entire car for $500 or less - this place is ripping you off .
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

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    I considered painting it myself, but when you add up the cost of all those rattle cans I wouldn't save any money.
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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    no, no, no, no ....................... you only use the rattle cans for the tight areas like around the mirrors, the rest you just roller on !
    2016 Challenger Hellcat, Max Steel/Blk - A8 trans, Navi, C Fiber Stripes
    2018 Durango R/T, Vice White/Blk, Tow, Blacktop pkg, Perf Tires
    2017 Honda Accord Touring V6, Basque Red Pearl/Ivory

    GONE:
    2003.5 G35s Caribbean Blue - Prem, Wood, Spoiler
    2009 G37 Vert Athens Blue/Bone - Prem, Sport, Nav
    2016 Mustang GT Prem, Guard/Ebony - Roush SC +++ ** Lmn Law 1200 mi
    2009 M45s Obsidian/Graphite - Sport, Tech, Adv Tech, Wood, Spoiler
    2007 Titan LE Crew Deep Water Blue
    2002 Q45s Desert Platinum

  20. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    no, no, no, no ....................... you only use the rattle cans for the tight areas like around the mirrors, the rest you just roller on !
    I can see how you got to be where you are ...
    If someone blows up a school with a bomb they go after the bomber ... if someone shoots up a school they go after the gun.

    A privilege is just a right that has been taken away by government.

    Political correctness is cowardice wrapped in a lie.
    ________________________________

    2013 Acura RDX Tech, 30% tints, hardwired Escort 8500 X50

    2011 Infiniti M56, 30% ceramic tint, hard-wired Escort 8500 X50, LED cabin and trunk lighting - traded!


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