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Old 09-23-2012, 09:10 PM
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Wow that really stinks... glad to see you're ok though. After this I'd recommend (if you haven't done so already) doing some track days or autocrosses to get a feel for your car at the limit (whatever car you may end up getting if this one is written off). Not only will it help your driving and reaction time but also your situational awareness - i.e. cold day in BC early morning with no sun = cold tires on cold pavement means way less grip than usual (in addition to them being worn out like you said). Also you'll have loads of fun while doing it!

Anyway, good luck with your future car plans and drive safely!

(Also let us know if you do buy back the car and part it out, I may be interested in some of the pieces lol)
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:44 AM
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Hopefully everyone on public roads.
I don't

Not even mad bro

you can have all the driver aids in the world, if your a **** driver, you'll still crash
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:24 AM
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It really happened the worst but finally you are safe that most important thing. Such accidents may happen mostly but the speed must be more than as mentioned by you. BTW be more cautious from next drive.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:22 PM
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Talked to the body shop today, their estimate came in at over $17K.

Icbc (insurance company here in BC) said they were willing to spend up to 17k on repairing the car. But they needed some lee way incase certain parts were wrong and cost more or other expenses etc.

Apparently, there's a line or hose for either the headlight washers? Or just the windshield washers, that goes in the bumper, that's on back order and isn't available in north america. lol.

So pretty sure it's a write off, just waiting for the official call from icbc. Don't know if I'll be able to get the car back or not. Gonna have to go back and forth with them on a settlement too.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:16 PM
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Man so sorry to hear this Im glad you are okay though! That car was clearly a curse with all its bad luck lets hope your new one isnt!
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:02 PM
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Thanks a lot everyone.

I'm not sure what I'm gonna do yet if the car is written off.

Clear out my loan for the car, then I might pick up a FD.. but I might drive my civic for a bit and fix some of the things on it to try and get it to sell, then go from there.

I have been messaging a couple guys with FD's tho. I've wanted one for sooo long.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:22 PM
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Who drives with dsc and traction control on?
Clearly, SOME people should !
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:34 PM
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ooohhh man!! I remember when someone hit and ran my front bumper, I was crying but glad your okay :D

And are the sideskirts for sale :D
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:47 AM
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I'm glad your alive and breathing, sometimes it's best to think about the simple things in life like breathing and still in this world (something to think about)
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:50 AM
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**** happens
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:47 PM
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These things happen, whether you consider yourself a good driver or not.
I think everyone here has gone into corners slightly over the speed limit.
Add some bad luck and you've got yourself a car wreck.

Glad you are okay and I hope things with the insurance turn out well for you.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:45 PM
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Oh the horror!!!!...Dealing with insurance companies I mean!

Glad you're OK! Sad for the car!
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:52 AM
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I feel sorry for this..get your baby to garage soon.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:18 AM
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Who drives with dsc and traction control on?
for me is Wife+Baby=DSC
ME=OFF (Ive been driving old school rwd, so...)

Sad loss tho
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:51 AM
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I should most likely find out tomorrow whether the car is going to be repaired or written off.

I've been poking around on craigslist at FD's and STI's. A couple FD's I might go take a look at if the car gets written off.
yeah because more power is the best cure for a totaled car.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:21 PM
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yeah because more power is the best cure for a totaled car.
So what, buy a slow car? ... More power isn't an issue. And I'm not "curing" anything. I'm replacing my vehicle. I wanted an FD long before I got the R3.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do as of right now. I have 2 vehicles in the driveway right now, so might stick with them and pay off just pay off some school debt, or sell my civic and put the money towards a new toy.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:26 AM
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If you wanted tighter lines there are better ways!! What makes a good driver is partly skill, and partly experience, you just got a lesson in weight transfer when sliding defiantly keep a positive throttle. $h*t happens and as long as your good I bet you will never make that mistake again. I purposely bought a GS to not have traction control (and sunroof) and I drive her year round, having worked for a Porsche and Audi dealer I've pretty much driven any car you can imagine and the RX8 is definitely a car to make drivers look good. Hope they fix's her up for you then you can practice that corner again!!

Cheers
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