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SOME &*%&'er HIT MY BABY!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MotoXFreeStyle61, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Nov 19, 2007 at 7:49 AM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

    MotoXFreeStyle61 [OP] Displaced Texan

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    I know I brought this up in an earlier thread on how people are freaking careless and don't give a rats about anyone else's stuff unless its their own. Some ass left about a 2ft long scrape along the back rear quarter panel of my Tacoma. Unfortunately my girl friend had to break the news to me when she noticed it. I know I could easily rant on forever about this yet nothing will ever get done. I know that it was probably some freakin sorority whore chattin away on her cell phone and "opps" i just hit someone's car. "Oh, I don't feel like getting my parents involved on this because now I might actually have to pay for my insurance because this is the 20th parked car I've hit. It doesn't look that bad, i'm sure the person wont mind. Tee hee."

    I guess the whole idea of someone hitting someone else's property and running is justified just blows my mind. :mad: No one is accountable for their actions anymore. There is always something or someone else to blame. Next thing i know there will be a medical condition to go along with hit and runs and people can't be charged because they didn't know better. Society needs to freaking stand up and start holding people accountable for their actions. :frusty:

    I got a police report filed, I am wondering whether I could even contact my insurance agent because I know the damage won't be more than the deductible.

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  2. Nov 19, 2007 at 8:03 AM
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    cvillechopper

    cvillechopper Jackass to the masses

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    That SUCKS! I've thought about working on some sort of motion activated camera(s) for my wife's G35 and the Taco. So far, nothing that would be cost effective.
    Good luck with the police report. At least there's enough paint for them to match it if anything turns up.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2007 at 8:35 AM
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    mjp2

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    Gah!! I've been through it as well and feel your frustration! Hopefully the repairs will go smoothly and the truck will be good as new soon.

    If it helps any, figure karma will eventually kick in for the offender. Unfortunately it doesn't change that you were on the receiving end of a bumper... :(
     
  4. Nov 19, 2007 at 8:42 AM
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    Dcrooks84

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    I've been through it too. Imagine this, go to an extremely large vehicle auction where there is mostly collectible and exotic cars and your own vehicle gets damaged there! You would think the one place your vehicle would get respect is at a damn car event! I was pissed, looking at it, it looked like someone slammed their car door into mine!
     
  5. Nov 19, 2007 at 9:19 AM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    Thanks, I feel like I'm preaching to the choir. :amen:
     
  6. Nov 19, 2007 at 5:30 PM
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    PatheticJoe

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    You are but venting helps and it won't hurt us to hear the sermon again. Hope the repair at least goes smoothly.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2007 at 5:54 PM
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    Hear hear! I had a close call experience today in the Post office parking lot and I felt what you did about the (would be) damage. If this lady would have scraped me it would never have met my deductable.

    I feel your pain man...I hope it works out for ya.
     
  8. Nov 19, 2007 at 6:01 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    hate to see that happen to your truck man!!! i had something similar happen to me in the home depot parking lot one time with my ranger( holy crap, if it was my tacoma.....id shit a friggin brick)......some caught it with on of those long metal carts and put a long ass scrape in the rear fender. pissed me off to no end. i hate careless assholes!!! hope your repair goes smooth!!!
     
  9. Nov 19, 2007 at 6:22 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    That totally sucks !! I would come unglued. I can only imagine the anguish you are feeling, well just get it repaired and put it behind you.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2007 at 7:07 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Sorry to hear that. I can relate but worse.

    I bought my truck Aug 16 and a drunk illegal alien with no license (obviously) or insurance rear ended it on Sept 21. I had it for a whole 1500 miles. Damage wasn't too bad, new bumper, taillight, repaired minor dings on tailgate and repainted, but that's it. The upside is that his truck, a Dakota, was totaled.

    Hey, it sucks but in the grand scheme of things, there are certainly worse things in life.
     
  11. Nov 19, 2007 at 7:10 PM
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    that SUCKS!!! i had my dodge broken into and a punk stole my cd player and cd's, not a lot money but i hate a thief and inconsiderate people.

    just like all those lazy freakin people at wall mart / grocery stores that leave their buggys in the parking lot!! just so it can roll and hit someone's car.

    they need to be fined. i'd rather a person speed doing 10mph over on the freeway than hit my car with a buggy... oh well, what can we do? :confused:
     
  12. Nov 19, 2007 at 7:18 PM
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    Yeah, exactly. Just part of owning a vehicle. I've learned not so much to park away from people as to look at the slope of the parking lot. I try to park on the peak or at the top of the slope because there's nothing worse than standing in line at a Piggly Wiggly and watching some woman on a cell phone getting into an SUV and letting her cart roll right into your brand new 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5SE before you're able to get out there and stop it. Yeah, that would be a true story.
     
  13. Nov 19, 2007 at 8:39 PM
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    i kno exactly how u feel, i was sitting in carls and i hear an alarm going off and didnt pay any attention to it. on my way out i realize it was my alarm and someone hit my bumper bending it all the way in. and another time when i was parked someone hit my back left side flare with there tire. idiot suburban driving californians...
     
  14. Nov 19, 2007 at 9:01 PM
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    damn you guys all have some rotten ass luck. i saw some idiot tap his door of his p.o.s. truck into my door on my cobra when i was in my buddy's garage, i grabbed a 3ft pry bar and started walking towards him, he saw me and took off and i was hoping i'd see him again but he hadn't come by again after that
     
  15. Mar 17, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    Just enough, and never enough
    my condolences go out to you and your family and your truck.
     
  16. Mar 17, 2008 at 8:03 PM
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    I was in a parking lot, my son opened the door and the wind took it and dinged the car next to us pretty good. I put my info on a sticky and put it under his wiper. The guy called a few hours later just amazed that someone would own up to it. I told him I was trying to start a trend. I ended up getting a few concrete jobs thru the guys company. So if I tried to screw that dude out of a few hundred bucks I would have cost myself about 20K. I also taught my son a valuable lesson about how to be a man. I won't even comment on the woman thing.
     
  17. Mar 18, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    I suspect that every one of us have a similar tale-of-woe. First off, if the repairs are less than the deductible, not much point turning it into the insurance company, although a claim involving a parked vehicle being hit should not affect your rates. I believe it would be handled as a "comp" rather than a "collision" claim since nobody was behind the wheel of your vehicle at the time it happened, so it really wasn't a collision. I'm no insurance agent, but have had this sort of thing happen and have dealt with mine a bunch. I have a '97 Honda Prelude that I swear is jinxed, it's been hit at least 8 times in the 11 years I've owned it, has never once been my fault, and I doubt that it has an original piece of body metalwork (or plastic for that matter) still remaining!

    Looking at the location of that scrape, I am wondering if some nerf bars might have given you some protection. My Taco is an '08 regular cab 4wd, and I am seriously bummed that I cannot seem to locate any nerfs for it. None of the major manufacturers seem to make them for the regular cab version, only the extra and double cabs. I had nerf bars on my previous truck, a '93 Toyota pre-Tacoma, very similar to my current one, 4wd, regular cab, 4cyl, just the way I like them, compact, handy, economical (both from the standpoint of initial cost, subsequent repair cost....not a whole lot to go haywire.....and fuel-consumption), had Smittybilt nerf bars on that one, and got T-boned once in an intersection at fairly low speed. The bar caved in the hood of the cell-phone chatting, stop-sign ignoring teenage girl's 80s vintage Civic, but the truck was mostly unscathed but for a scrape to the rear wheel-well flare which cost $120 to repair.

    Anyway, good luck, and if anyone here knows of a decent nerf bar setup made for a Gen II standard cab, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks.
     
  18. Mar 18, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    ^That's behind the passenger side rear wheel. See the bumper on the left of the pic? Nerf bar wouldn't be there. However, nerf bars a good idea to help prevent car door dings.

    BTW, this thread is 4 months old so I'm sure he has it fixed by now.
     
  19. Aug 13, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    Similar thing happened to my 1990 Toyota 4X4 about a year after I bought it! It was parked in an underground garage, big dent in left rear panel. Paint was not scratched so must have been a rubber bumper on a compact car of the time. Man was I pissed!
     
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