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I never thought I would be glad to hear that the Tacoma is totaled....but I AM

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 11BSSG, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Dec 6, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    11BSSG

    11BSSG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I am sitting there minding my own business today when I get a call from the hospital......its my ex-wife. :censored: She is all worked up and blah blah blah... I ask why she is calling ME of all people and she tells me that she just wrecked and totaled the 2009 DC PreRunner we bought when we were married. Once I found out she was not on death's doorstep; I damn near kicked off my boots in a fit of joy. Why you ask?! Because I was the primary signer on the loan and she has missed several payments....jacking up my credit...and it was the last thing from my marriage that was connected with her. Totaled truck=Payed off truck=No longer my problem=Smile. I did however learn from her that in the event of being a dumb ass, and you decide to have a head on collision with another 3,000lb moving object, the Tacoma's are pretty safe and you will walk away just fine. All in all....I'd say it was a pretty good day today.

    *And yes, I understand this is in the 2nd Gen forum....its here because today we lay to rest a 2nd Gen Taco....and because EVERYTHING goes in the 2nd Gen Forum. The only down side to all of this is that I will no longer have my 69th post and this will push me to 70.....bummer.*
     
  2. Dec 6, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    at first I was like WTF?

    But then, I get it. Congrats! :D
     
  3. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    cactuscorn

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    wow. thats quite a story. congrats?
     
  4. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    jrdbrn

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    Married 1 year? LOL
     
  5. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    I can fix you back to 69 posts if you want.... :spy

    Glad that she's okay-even if you don't like her. And that your problem worked it self out.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    TacoIII

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    bitch had it coming lol
     
  7. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    I agree with Toy Taco...bitter sweet.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    I hope she was paying the insurance lol
     
  9. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Had to take a man down in the line of duty. lol Poor truck, being taken from its Dad like that must have forced it to suicide.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    Ha! Nice. :D
     
  11. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    volfan51128

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    That's what she gets for taking off with a man's truck. :D
     
  12. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    We divorced shortly after the 09's came out and had purchased the truck. Should have never signed the damn thing anyway, but hats off the little fella' for taking one for the team and being totaled so I can breath a little easier.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    best post i've read in a anywhere in a while. congrats on losing a burden and glad the ex is okay...and glad my faith in tacoma safety is intact!
     
  14. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    Well, for every cloud there's a silver lining, and sometimes you even get a rainbow and a pot of gold.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    I suspect she'll be hitting you up for another vehicle? And yeah is it safe to assume the insurance was up to date?
     
  16. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    I can understand your joy because basically the same thing happened to me. My ex-wife was driving around a car that we'd bought together. I was making the payments. We divorced cleanly and she asked for nothing from me except for the car payments. I agreed because I was thrilled to keep the furniture and have her credit card debt off my back.

    Not long after we split someone rear-ended her and totaled it. I was scott free.
     
  17. Dec 6, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    You told your story well with a little humor mixed in too.

    Glad your Ex is OK and that you are now "loanless" ... :D

    .
     
  18. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    Ahh yes, it only gets better after the divorce. That's why I avoid marriage. lol
     
  20. Dec 6, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    It was nice of the Taco to take one for the team.
     
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