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Ow...from 3 weeks ago.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Sheep Man, Jun 12, 2003.


  1. Yeah...I haven't been around too much lately, but I blame that mostly on my being in Vancouver and Seattle. Although right now in Seattle I have an internet connection. But...whatever.

    I feel like I should let everyone here know that I got in an accident 3 weeks ago while I was in Vancouver, but I, my passenger, and the other driver are all ok. I'm pretty sure it wasn't my fault, but I'm going to see what the insurance companies say about it all.

    Actually, the saddest part is my car. It was a brand spanking new WRX wagon. 2004 model. 6 days old when it got totalled. :bawl:
    Oh well.
    Oh, and for any Vancouverites(?) who want to know where it was, it was on 41st and MacKenzie. If you notice the bush on your left when you're going east on 41st is a little burned/charred/browned at the bottom, that's from my car.
     
  2. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I know that having your car wrecked is a pain and an inconvenience, but at least no one got hurt! Cars can be replaced ,it's a bit harder with people!

    Glad you're OK!



    Edit : Spelling
     
  3. Ew.
    I've also just learned that I have been found principally at fault. Bleah.
    Oh well. I guess insurance will be sky-high now. :meh:
     
  4. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Bummer, but like I said, no one was hurt.....that would be harder for you to live with than inflated insurance premiums!
     
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    But you're alive.
     
  6. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Hmm, do I read it right - a WRX Wagon - as in a Subaru Impreza WRX????? Quite a car for a 19 year old!


    I didn't get a car 'til I was 20, and it was an 1100cc Ford Escort..........
     
  7. wow.. good to hear everyone is OK ! :D

    sucks about your car :(
     
  8. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Just viciously deny even ever being in a car or something... They might just think you are crazy and not want to deal with you any more.

    ;)
     
  9. :(

    Sorry to hear that man.

    Atleast you're ok and all..


    I like your name and avatar :)
     
  10. Yes, you read right. And yes, that is quite a car for a 19 year old. My brother almost got an Audi A4 when he was 19, and so did I. Instead, he got a Golf GTi and I got a WRX wagon. :D

    Yes, I am relatively spoiled, but I still appreciate very much the fact that everyone involved in the accident is ok. Especially the guy that got hit by my car after the other one hit me. In fact, he was the first one on his feet and calling the police after it happened, I was very surprised by that. Fortunately he's ok as well, at most a little bruising, but not even as bad as my passenger.
     
  11. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    You are only spoiled if you act spoiled, which you don't seem to do so I wouldn't say you are spoiled. :)
     
  12. Oh, and I just remembered - I have pictures of my car.
    Here's number 1
     
  13. aaaaand...here's number 2.
     
  14. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    That sucks that you got in a wreck but it is a good thing that everyone is OK. I like the blue color of your car even though it is totaled. I have been in 1 accident so far [i was rear ended] and the only thing that happened was the guys bumper got crumbled but my car didn't have anything wrong [i got down and looked at the metal under the bumper & all that stuff] along with not having so much as a scratch on my car from the accident then again my car is 20 yrs older than yours and twice the size [84 Chevy Impala]. Hope everything works out and that you stay accident free so your insurance will eventually get lower. Thats all
     
  15. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland


    Didn't mean to suggest/imply that you are spoiled....more like darned lucky to have a car like that at your age! you of course can consider yourself spoiled if you want...but that's a different matter!

    Your pictures of the car just run home the severity of the crash.....it is really lucky that no one was seriously hurt.....though I doubt the car will ever run again!
     
  16. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    nOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    :bawl :bawl:


    dude! that's terrible! My brother got one, 2003, wagon, and within the first 24 hours he got in a collision! resulting in the car getting scrapped...but now the insurance company is paying for a brand new 2004 model :D

    I'm glad your okay though, car accidents are the worst...my sister just survied a serious accident, pretty much unscatched, but she could easily be dead, scary stuff.
     
  17. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    oh NOES!!! it was a new facelift version too! :bawl: nicer seats, upgraded tranny...NOOOO!!!


    oh yeah, good to hear you're ok too, i guess.

    :p


    anyways, i'd buy the car back from the ins company. should be able to get it for a few grand, and if the engine is ok you'd be able to fetch a TON of money selling it to someone with a GC8 impreza wanting to do a swap.



    seriously though, good thing you're not hurt. the car did its job of sacrificing it's life for yours. :)
     
  18. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i'd also be interested in hearing details of the accident. the WRX is a LOT of car, especially for someones first car! AWD not only means it's good in snow, it also means that it freaking GOES like a rocket with no wheelspin, and that it's a little more unpredictable in the handling dept - under and oversteering in different parts of the turn and oversteer at the limit vs. a fwd car that will just plow.


    i've actually heard a few reports of people returning brand new '04 STi's because they were too scary! :eek:
     
  19. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    The STi's ARE scary....300 HP 300 lbs of torque...in that frame.

    geez I love these cars.

    I really wanted one, but now I'm reconsidering, getting just the impreza 2.5TS wagon, It's pretty much the same thing, just with less power.

    and less style (loves me that air foil)
     
  20. Johnny:
    I know you didn't mean to imply that I'm spoiled, I just understand that I'm much better off than a lot of people in the world, not just kids my age.

    jason:
    I doubt the engine is "ok" after that crash, considering it caught fire and what not...
    Details?
    Well...I was making a left turn, and somehow managed to not see a big fat minivan coming in the opposite direction. That is, I was heading east turning left to go north, and she was going west. She sped up to make the yellow light, and while I'm convinced that she fell short and ran a red, the insurance company says I'm at fault for not yielding, so... :(

    WR:
    Yeah, the WRX is nice. But, me not being a car buff and all, I don't know nearly as much about it as I probably should if I'm driving it...but then again, that could help me in the long run if I just keep on driving safely and don't get pulled over for speeding or anything. Much fun as it might be...
    I mean...no. :p