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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:31 am    Post subject:  Things that suck.... Reply with quote

Well, I haven't been on NAIOA in a while, because I was caught up in getting myself another project. I loved my 2005 LS. I decided I wasn't gonna mess (much) with what worked. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Recently had an issue with cooling. The water pump had sprung a leak, and the thermostat was stuck closed. Thank goodness for warranties.

The Pimp Cruiser, as my best friend called it, had a little over 48100 miles on it was running strong.

Last Monday, I walked out of my new apartment around 5:45 am to go to work, and I saw an Impala, parked at a weird angle. I thought "I really hope that's not my car, because I KNOW I didn't park it at that angle." As I walked down the stairs, I pulled out the remote, hit the unlock button, and sure enough, it was my car.

Some jackass had hit my Impala hard enough that it pushed my car into a little red Nissan Versa parked on my driver's side, and pushed the Versa into a Mitsubishi Eclipse on the other side of it. People heard it, and one of my neighbors called the police, but of course by the time they got there, whoever did it was long gone. The cops supposedly knocked on people's doors to find out who the cars belonged to, but I didn't hear them. So, I discovered the LOVELY news when I attempted to leave for work.



Of course my car took most of the impact. One of the cops who showed up when I called said he thought it was a big truck with a grill guard, because there was ZERO paint transfer on my car. It makes sense, if you look at this pic.



Back bumper crumpled.



We're all sandwiched together. I feel sorry for the Versa owner. She told my dad it was the second time someone had hit her car (effectively, anyway) and run off.



Different Angle



Right after the wrecker pulled my car off the Versa.



Nice gouge in the pavement right under where my car was parked.



Right after my car was loaded onto the wrecker.

Closeup of the lower part of the impact area.

The cops suspect it may have been someone who lived in this apartment complex. Also, the pavement was wet from rain and whoever it was, was driving way too damn fast and hauled ass right after the impact.

I think I may have heard the impact. That night some loud noise woke me up in the dead of the night. I didn't think much of it, just chalked it up to the fact that I live in an apartment and people will be making noise all the time. So, I just went back to sleep.

So, my insurance company wants to total it out, because there was something close to $10K in damage. That was less than spectacular news, as you can imagine. Got on Autotrader looking for an '05 SS or an '06-'07 SS. Found an '06 SS with just under 57k miles in Wichita Falls. They wanted only $11977 for it, so I jumped on it. Got it for almost $5k under Blue Book Value. I love this car already.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:36 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

looks like it turned out well, congrats!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:39 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You are right. It did work out well.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Rather similar to my accident, except I was the car sliding out of control. Laughing

Girl floored it backing out of her parking spot and hit me in the right fender and sent me skidding across the parking lot, hit a camry and pushed it into a sentra, and the sentra into a pole. Mad

Glad to hear it worked out for you in the end!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Rather similar to my accident, except I was the car sliding out of control. Laughing

Girl floored it backing out of her parking spot and hit me in the right fender and sent me skidding across the parking lot, hit a camry and pushed it into a sentra, and the sentra into a pole. Mad

Glad to hear it worked out for you in the end!


Egads, man. That must have sucked hardcore for you. My first car was an '89 Sentra with a 5 speed and 4 banger. The steering locked up on it one day and I ran a curb and hit a couple landscape boulders. My head bounced off the steering wheel and the door. Hell will freeze over before I buy another Sentra.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:38 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Wow, they smoked your car! Not like a little fender bender or something, they destroyed it. Have you found anyone around your complex that might of done it?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:41 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Wow, they smoked your car! Not like a little fender bender or something, they destroyed it. Have you found anyone around your complex that might of done it?


I wish. Lucky for whoever did it, though, because when I called the cops, the officer that they sent out was a guy I've been friends with for 12 years or so, long before he was a cop. He kinda knows how I think, so made sure and said if I find anyone I suspect, to let him know and he'd come out there and talk to them. He knows I'd likely go ape-poop crazy on them.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That would probably go on my list of things that suck.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:17 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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That would probably go on my list of things that suck.


Which part?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:18 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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That would probably go on my list of things that suck.

Which part?

The part where you say you love your car. Rolling Eyes

Maybe where your car gets bashed and it's wrecked?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:21 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Ok, wasn't sure if maybe you were talking about the Sentra, or knowing a cop, or what. Aside from him, I don't like cops a whole lot. Never really been in trouble with the law, I've just encountered a lot of cops and even a sheriff deputy or two that wound up screwing me over on something.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:24 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah, cops can be dicks. Some forget that they're supposed to protect the laws and not be the law.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:29 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Yeah, cops can be dicks. Some forget that they're supposed to protect the laws and not be the law.


You got that right. I think cops who handle traffic tickets and such are the worst. Of course, there are exceptions to that, but they are few and far between.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:09 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

In all fairness there are good police officers out there who are professional and won't give you a hard time if they don't need too.

Sucks about your car man. Even though you got an SS now I'd stil like to find out who the hell did it.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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In all fairness there are good police officers out there who are professional and won't give you a hard time if they don't need too.

Sucks about your car man. Even though you got an SS now I'd stil like to find out who the hell did it.


You're right about police officers, of course. Unfortunately, though, I'd have to say the good ones are outnumbered. And I agree, I'd still like to find who did it and punt them in the nuts with my steel toe work shoes.

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