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First day of class today...ran my 3-week old 2009 Tacoma into a Beamer.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aggieshooter, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Aug 31, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    aggieshooter

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    I've had my Taco almost a month now...and I've been loving every minute. Been saving up some cash as best as a college student can for mods down the road. Well, today after I went through a light on campus as it turned green, the entire stack of vehicles ahead of me stopped. I had turned my head for literally about 2 seconds, and barely had time to tap the brake pedal before I found myself in contact with the BMW ahead of me. Wasn't terrible damage-wise, but dented their trunk lid, which will cost God knows how much for my insurance. That probably means that because I'm a young male, my insurance will now take an increase.

    What I'm most depressed about is just the fact that I now need a new bumper and skid plate on my brand new truck. It just pisses me off that as careful as I've been since I got it not to do something stupid, it happens anyway.

    Anyway, sorry...guess I just needed to vent a little bit. :(
     
  2. Aug 31, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    Sorry to hear about that, how bad is the damage to your truck? do you really need a new bumper
     
  3. Aug 31, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    jdkeller

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    Bummer. At least it wasnt worse. What year and make of beamer?
     
  4. Aug 31, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    I know what your going through man.. I did the samething to a nissan altima (sp?).. The lady was pulling foward to turn left and all sudden just stop, of course I turn my head to see on coming cars, all said and done, I love tapped her trunk... It came out to be 2grand in damages.. (her car repair shop was basically ripping me off) and couldnt afford it, so I let my insurance company deal with it.. it sucks.. but noone is perfect man...
     
  5. Aug 31, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    The bumper has pretty good scrapes on it and a small hole in it...looks like the brackets are bent too. The skid plate is bent pretty good.

    As far as the Beamer, I was too pissed to really pay attention...it was newer though. Car, not SUV.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    Thanks man...I guess I'm mostly just upset that it looks so damn irresponsible to wreck a truck I just got, even though it was just a minor accident. And there goes all the money I saved up to put into mods.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    sweet.. an excuse for an all pro bumper.. sorry to hear about your bumper man..i have factory skid plates i can sell..to you...Send me a PM and we'll talk
     
  8. Aug 31, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    I too was set on keeping my record straight! But then I flipped my first truck offroading in the mountains. Not fun. It was still drivable so I ended up selling as it.
     
  9. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Sorry to hear that man.:( Just remember, the parts can be replaced--Lives can't. Hope no injuries were involved.
     
  10. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    I'm going to be that guy.

    This are your mistake ratchere:

    The maximum time your head is allowed to be turned away from your direction of travel while driving is 0 seconds.

    I feel for you. You're going to get hit for the repair bills one way or another...either out of pocket, or through insurance premiums. Honestly, it might be cheaper to not even file an insurance claim and just take care of things "under the table".
     
  11. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    As a Tacoma owner and a M3 "bimmer" owner too... this has me terrible upset. :(
     
  12. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    Sorry to hear man! Hopefully everything will work out!
     
  13. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    I know it. And you have every right to be "that guy". It was stupid, and that's why I'm so mad about it.
     
  14. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    That's why insurance costs more for those under 25. I did it too when I was in that age group. It happens, no biggie. That's why we have bumpers.
     
  15. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    Well that sure is a shitty way to start off the school year.


    At least it wasn't too bad. You or someone else could have been hurt after all. With that said, shit happens. Don't wear yourself out about it, just learn from your mistake. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    ^Exactly. I'll tell you, if that's the worst that ever happens to you, you'll have a great life!
     
  17. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    I did the exact same thing in my jeep about a month after I got it. Lol I was working 7 days a week, 11 hour days and just like blinked to the speedo and looked up and bam big chevy stopped about 10 feet from me and I'm doing about 20. I'm just glad is was my $2300 jeep and not a new car. Lesson learned though, you'll drive safer for it.
     
  18. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    Remember it's just stuff, no one was hurt. Keep your fingers crossed on the insurance.
     
  19. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    Well, that's the correct response. Best of luck in getting it resolved at a low cost and minimum of hassle.
     
  20. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    Man...thanks for all the replies, fellas. I'm feeling better about it already. Some good folks here for sure. :cool:
     
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