A part of me died today... - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members

General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-06-2010, 03:05 AM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 1,404
Total Cats: 263
Default A part of me died today...

Today was a day to cruise and enjoy a nice drive, a really nice day. The wife and I take the long way to go to a BBQ with the gang. All of a sudden, "crunch!" and the car pitches to the right. A lady in a SUV changed lanes right on top of us. As soon as she noticed she made contact she turned away, but not until she swiped the rear corner up the driver side mirror. I now have a nice swirl and impact from the SUV tire swirl on my door and rear quarter panel . Fortunately, the rear quarter is only scuffed and not dented, but my door is toast. My fender and mirror are ok.

I picked this car off the lot brand new in '99. This is the first time anything has happened to this car. I race the **** out of this car regularly only to have a negligent driver **** it up on the street in low speed traffic.

OK, A part really didn't die, but its a pisser that stupid **** was the cause. I'm glad nobody was hurt.
99mx5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 10:05 AM   #2
Junior Member
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Springfield, Mass
Posts: 364
Total Cats: 0

That sucks sorry to hear that. There are some really stupid people out there. I don't trust anyone on the roads.

I had something similar happen to me. I went into the grocery store for about 10min. to pick up some stuff. When I came out the entire driver side door, where the front quarter and door meet, all the way back to the end of the door is pushed in and there is a bright yellow scrape. Some idiot pulled out of the parking space next to me and scraped his bumper all the down my car! I didn't even know who did it! He just ran off.
Fortunately my insurance covered the work for the hit and run.

At least you know who did it and will have their insurance take care of it.
seraph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 12:02 PM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Concord, North Carolina
Posts: 4,173
Total Cats: 5

This has about happened to me 3-4 times in the past few weeks....starting to get rather irritating.

Sorry to hear that man.
miatamania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 12:17 PM   #4
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
hustler's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351

I've been there a few times...at least you can swap panels and put paint on the other places.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 12:38 PM   #5
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 534
Total Cats: 3

You did get her info, right? Dear god I would probably have grabbed the nearest blunt object and chased her *** with it after she got out of her monster truck thing.

Suv's are so ******* annoying/stupid/pointless/waste of space. blah.
chance91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 02:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 1,404
Total Cats: 263

Yeah, it sucks, at least I can swap the door. The first thing that came to mind was "Dammit!!!, it finally happened..." but the first thing I did was make sure we were all OK. We got a police report/case number and I did get her info. A witness also stopped and gave me his info.
99mx5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 03:27 PM   #7
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 120
Total Cats: 0

Same thing happened to me once. A lifted 4x4 decided to change lanes into me when we both pulled away from a light that had just turned green. Fix was to swap the door from another silver NA; fortunately they only got like 3 inches of the quarter panel behind the door so I was able to get off most of the black marks there.

Now I am hyper-aware of traffic, and have to do their looking for them, the douchebags.
b0ne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 05:41 PM   #8
Senior Member
iTrader: (9)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lexington SC
Posts: 1,003
Total Cats: 14

I just got rearened driving my wife's 97 the day after I put in new shocks on it. The bad part is that my brother was driving my dads Jetta GLI and was stopped behind me, with one more lady in a Corolla behind him. Then some chick that was probably texting bangs the crap out of the corrolla, which then smacks my dads jetta so hard it hits me, just barely. Luckily they did not total my 97 even thoug the diff housing cracked, but they totalled my dad's GLI just cause VW parts are stupid expensive.
It just sucks when you get hit like that for no damn reason at all. You can be as defensive a driver as possible but what do you do about an idiot that hits you while you are standing still???
It really is much to easy to get and maintain a drivers liscense in the US!!!
Rallas is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 59 12-15-2017 09:00 PM
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
Moroso Air Oil Separator Catch Can Aroundcorner Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 04:20 PM
Are my coils failing? viriiguy General Miata Chat 5 09-28-2015 08:39 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:01 AM.