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post #23071 of 26992
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Oh you know, just ghost riding my 2014 Toyota Camry on the mean streets of Providence.

Two more weeks till I'm reunited with my car. They got $4k+ worth of damages apparently. Jesus.

 

Will her insurance pay for it?

post #23072 of 26992
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Oh you know, just ghost riding my 2014 Toyota Camry on the mean streets of Providence.

Two more weeks till I'm reunited with my car. They got $4k+ worth of damages apparently. Jesus.

Jesus. What kind of mystery car do you drive? My M4 was plunked into the opposite lane by an uninsured motorist. Damages were about $10k and it took less than 2 weeks to repair. In that time State Farm went after her personally and put her in the poor house and recovered the money.
post #23073 of 26992
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Found an 04 wagon in black with 80k miles for 10k. It's at a dealership and I just called. If things check out, I might go and take a look tomorrow.


It's a manual.

Wait. How the eff does someone that hasn't driven stick navigate something like this? Guess I should have given that place that gives lessons a call, huh?

In other news, I just realized that selling my bike would likely fetch me far more money than selling my car lol. 

Dude, just man the f up, get something with a stick shift and drive it.
It's not that hard especially if you're used to the clutch/shifter concept on a bike.
post #23074 of 26992
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


Dude, just man the f up, get something with a stick shift and drive it.
It's not that hard especially if you're used to the clutch/shifter concept on a bike.

 

Not disagreeing, but hard to evaluate a system when you don't know what to watch out for since you don't know what it's supposed to feel like.

post #23075 of 26992
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I was down to do this in Costa Rica a few weeks ago, but for some reason my girlfriend didn't want me to teach myself stick during our vacation... Go figure!

lmao

I learned on my dad's old nissan hardbody pickup when I was 15 and the fucking clutch engagement was like an on/off switch coupled with super long throws on the shifter. Every car after that was easy peasy.

I taught my ex how to drive manual many years ago and she was scared because she thought I'd get pissed at her stalling but she learned well with all the tricks/techniques I taught her. Years later we were going out and I told her to drive the M3 and she did fucking great in her high heeled boots no less. It was fun being a passenger in my own car for a change and not to mention it was sexy as fuck watching her. Only problem is it takes years to master, but not very long to be able to actually drive a car from A to B.
post #23076 of 26992
Oh I bet you learned a lot of stuff on a hardbody
post #23077 of 26992
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Will her insurance pay for it?

Yeah, after I gave her an estimate, I told her we should go through insurance, which we have.
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Jesus. What kind of mystery car do you drive? My M4 was plunked into the opposite lane by an uninsured motorist. Damages were about $10k and it took less than 2 weeks to repair. In that time State Farm went after her personally and put her in the poor house and recovered the money.

I get the sense that the repair shop went to the extreme to nickel and dime the insurance company for damages. I wouldn't be surprised if the actual damages totaled to around $2k -- the rest becoming extra profit for them.
post #23078 of 26992
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Yeah, after I gave her an estimate, I told her we should go through insurance, which we have.
I get the sense that the repair shop went to the extreme to nickel and dime the insurance company for damages. I wouldn't be surprised if the actual damages totaled to around $2k -- the rest becoming extra profit for them.

Ahh that could be it. In my case, it was the shop BMW uses and it was a lease and with them and State Farm paying out at first, everyone had a vested interested in a quick turnaround.

It might be more carte blanche with your case on the M3.

Well hope things work out for you. Seems you can't catch a break.
post #23079 of 26992
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Ahh that could be it. In my case, it was the shop BMW uses and it was a lease and with them and State Farm paying out at first, everyone had a vested interested in a quick turnaround.

It might be more carte blanche with your case on the M3.

Well hope things work out for you. Seems you can't catch a break.

Thanks brah. I just hope I still remember how to drive stick when I get my car back tongue.gif
post #23080 of 26992
Still waiting for GF's next DIY adventure. lurker[1].gif
post #23081 of 26992
Ha, funny you mention that. My DSC and ABS lights have been coming back on sporadically since about 5-6 weeks ago ago. I ran the codes and they're for the front right wheel speed sensor. Again. Though, the error codes are slightly different than what I had last time.

The lights go back off after you shut the car off and start it again. And they haven't come up very often -- only about 3-4 times. They seem to come on when it's hot as Big Foot's sweaty scrotal sack outside. My car doesn't like the heat, it seems.

In any case, I expect this to worsen over time. But I know I'll figure it out.
post #23082 of 26992
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Oh I bet you learned a lot of stuff on a hardbody

it's too bad you can't delete your posts lol8[1].gif

GF didn't you fix this issue with a new speed sensor last time?
post #23083 of 26992
@GF. It's almost never a magical mystery. It can be fixed. Start with checking the circuits for all the inputs. And the earthing points. If it's heat? Search aftermarket methods to lower engine bay heat.
post #23084 of 26992
How are you reading the codes? NCS I presume?
post #23085 of 26992
Selfie at a red light.

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