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Old 01-14-2019, 09:16 PM
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I stopped at the corner store by my house on the way home today, and as I was starting to leave the parking lot a kid in a Challenger backed out of his parking spot and right into my freshly painted front bumper. He had his music turned up too loud to hear my horn.

At least this time around the other guy's insurance is going to pay for the repairs instead of me. I just can't believe that this is three times in three or so months since I started daily driving my Vette that it's had to go to the body shop for repairs. I guess the shop can repaint the front bumper while it's in to have the back bumper fixed. I just can't believe how crappy most Texas drivers are.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:25 PM
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Someone is trying to tell you something...
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Man that sucks Ed! Sorry to hear that.
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Wow the is really bad luck. Get yourself a bumper car instead
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I'm gonna start looking for Camaro_Ed on the other forums.....
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I don't believe it.
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Bummer. Things happen in threes so you should be good now.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:54 PM
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Someone is trying to tell you something...
Yeah. It's time to get the hell out of Texas. Three more months and I'm outta here.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:55 PM
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I'm gonna start looking for Camaro_Ed on the other forums.....
Yeah.....no. When I do get another daily driver I'm looking at an Aston Martin Vantage. One with bright neon lights all over it.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:29 PM
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I use mine as a daily driver in Texas also. I haven't had anybody hit me...yet, but I have had several people pull out in front of me. Makes me glad I have the oversized brakes on the GS.
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Absolutely unimaginable! Once again, good luck with repairs and hopefully this will be your last trip to the body shop.
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Wow sorry to
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sorry (again)
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Man, I thought for a second someone had just replied to your last post & brought it back up to the top. That sucks! I rarely drive my GS anywhere there will be a decent amount of other cars. It's become regulated to weekends & back country roads because, as you've been so unfortunate to deal with, a large percentage of drivers just do not pay attention. A couple months ago my wife backed into a parked truck - no damage to the truck but $700 repair to her car. I asked her how she managed that with her mirrors & a backup camera Granted my daughter did say the truck was at a weird angle & too big for the parking spot it was in, but I guarantee my wife was not using her mirrors, camera or looking behind her (which is also why she has never driven the GS )
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Unbelievable Ed!
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Originally Posted by Corvette_Ed View Post
I stopped at the corner store by my house on the way home today, and as I was starting to leave the parking lot a kid in a Challenger backed out of his parking spot and right into my freshly painted front bumper. He had his music turned up too loud to hear my horn.

At least this time around the other guy's insurance is going to pay for the repairs instead of me. I just can't believe that this is three times in three or so months since I started daily driving my Vette that it's had to go to the body shop for repairs. I guess the shop can repaint the front bumper while it's in to have the back bumper fixed. I just can't believe how crappy most Texas drivers are.
California drivers are 100 times crappier.
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Sorry to hear about this Ed. If I remember correctly you are moving to Arizona. Snow Birds and older people. Good Luck.
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Sorry to hear about this Ed. If I remember correctly you are moving to Arizona. Snow Birds and older people. Good Luck.
Hey now, I was 29 when I moved here and have 3 kids who were born here. Oh wait, ...that was 48 years ago. But...but, older people get better insurance rates. Hmmm?
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That's just down right bad luck. Been daily driving s Corvette since 2004 without being hit once . DFW area also. Gotta drive defensively, but that will be true wherever you move to.

Good luck with the repairs, again.
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Well that sucks!!!
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