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Submitted by jpinpb on April 2, 2010 - 10:22am
So b/c the universe is plotting against me or Mercury maybe is retrograde, I may need to get a new car and want some feedback. First some history.
I had/have a 2001 Audi TT convertible that I really LOVED. I really pampered and babied that car, changing oil regularly, maintaining, waxing, etc. It was in pristine condition. Just recently had new tires put on, about 4k in wear. Two months ago I made the last payment and got my pink slip.
Sunday night I'm coming back from Trader Joe's in PB. I'm on Garnet eastbound and as I approach Haines, though the light is green, traffic is backed up. So as to not block the intersection, in case the light turns red, I wait. I'm slightly over the crosswalk, but the intersection remains clear. I worry the light is going to turn red. As I look up to make sure the light is still green (which it was) I see the Ford F 150 hauling ass in my rear view mirror.
So in the 1.5 second of perception/reaction time, all I thought was "What is this guy doing? Why is he going so fast? Isn't he going to slow down?"
And I start to say, "He's not going to..........."
Next thing I know, we're being propelled through the intersection and I'm looking at the rear of the car on the other side of the intersection getting very close. I press my right foot down to stop. That's when I realize my foot is no longer on the brake. The impact jarred my foot off the brake. I press on the brake again and try to turn the steering wheel at the same time. The steering wheel seems hard to turn. Car must have died. I barely brush against the rear right bumper w/the left front of my car.
The guy wasn't drunk, surprisingly. I was taken to E.R. w/a concussion. A cop that interviewed me suspected maybe the other driver was texting. Anyway, no herniated disk, so I just have a I'm suffering from soft tissue pain.
My dilemma now is my Audi may be totalled. So now I may have to get a new car. I'm not sure what I'll get out of the Audi, so I may be looking at car payments again. I could just scream.
I'm not sure I want to get a new car. That new car smell would be nice, but hardly worth the depreciation once I drive off the lot. For the money, I could get another certified pre-owned. Just not sure what to get. I went to check out the Camaro SS and am tempted.
Any ideas? Thanks
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