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Old 10-26-2012, 12:51 AM   #61
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How many accidents have you been in?
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As I said before, this is the first car I've ever had with any form of traction control, I've never had a problem. In fact the only car I had a problem with (the black ice I mentioned before) was in a FWD car...
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:19 AM   #62
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South bend? Hell come out here in any car and ill teach you how to drive. I'm not that much older than you but I can definitely teach you what to do in a skid and understeer oversteer situations.
If you find a new e46 and need some help with it, or actually do need someone to teach you how to drive give me a shoutout. I'd be glad to help you work on or mod your new car.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:54 AM   #63
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Hey guys so the other day I was driving and pulled into a skid. Next thing I know, I'm pounding my passenger side into the curb and popping my tires.. The insurance just totaled my car. I hadn't made any mods yet but I was planning to... Sadly I am no longer an e46 owner now unless I can find another e46 in my area for the 7500 insurance gave me with low mileage(around 100-125k)
I am sorry, but I don't even have a license yet, Only a permit, and I drive better than you. You are a mad suck ass driver man, look for a 325 or 323. Too much power is dangerous without proper skill. I feel for you though.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:59 AM   #64
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I was at 20 mph when I last looked at the speedometer.. What happened while I was maneuvering and trying so hard to keep my car and myself alive I have no memory of
It is damn near impossible to wreck all that at just 20. I can understand bent rims, and maybe a bit of suspension damage, but NO WAY n earth this happened at just 20. you would have to be at atleast like 35-40.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:12 AM   #65
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I don't understand the insurance or high-risk pool thing. OP you must have had either other accidents or numerous speeding tickets (or something like a DUI/DWI, etc.).

Insurance companies don't just dump people into high-risk pools. I'm a bit lucky; due to my age and the fact that I've lived in NYC so I haven't owned a car in many years, my driving record is perfect and my insurance premiums are so low it seems like a joke. That said, holy crap is driving these days dangerous!!! It's almost like I have to re-learn how to drive; or re-learn how to drive defensively. I've still been spending time on the track all these years so I can drive but wow am I shocked at how much more careless and reckless people seem to be on the roads.

Here is a bit of a random suggestion for the OP: When I was younger (summer between high school and college) I was driving like such an idiot that I actually sold my Audi at the time and bought myself a 1983 Mercedes 300TD wagon. This was my choice, not forced upon me. I still miss that car, it was awesome - but slow as f**k and heavy as a tank. Perhaps instead of considering even an e36 take a look at an older BMW e28 524d/524td or a Mercedes 190d or 300d. It may seem painful but they are amazing, reliable and fun cars.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:58 PM   #66
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It is damn near impossible to wreck all that at just 20. I can understand bent rims, and maybe a bit of suspension damage, but NO WAY n earth this happened at just 20. you would have to be at atleast like 35-40.
Like I mentioned earlier... That was the last speedometer reading I saw.. You mentally shut down when adrenaline is injected by your body so yes I probably did accelerate thinking it was the break
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:03 PM   #67
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Thanks for the support guys but while I was the one paying for my own portion of insurance and the servicing costs, my parents were the ones that paid for the car (yes the title was in my name) so it is up to them to choose which car they will buy me. But as I said, I have a job and I pay for maintenance and insurance for it.

Also, I mentioned the accident prone because on another thread the OP mentioned that insurance titled him accident prone after only one incident such as this. I have never gotten a speeding ticket nor have I cause/been in any other accident where I was driving
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:06 PM   #68
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Like I mentioned earlier... That was the last speedometer reading I saw.. You mentally shut down when adrenaline is injected by your body so yes I probably did accelerate thinking it was the break
Duude, legit stuff, get into classes. I got into an accident a few times in the past, I experienced nothing like "mental shutdown"
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #69
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Duude, legit stuff, get into classes. I got into an accident a few times in the past, I experienced nothing like "mental shutdown"
and exactly how long have you been driving? I have been driving since last January. And anyone in the mid-west will know that it was THE MOST MILD winter ever. So I did not even experience slippery conditions until I drove in the rain. And this was the second time I was driving my e46 in the rain. Normally, when I am out with my parents we take the RX-350 or Odyssey.

So while I will get into a skid class, I will not be told that a driver with YEARS of experience does not have a "mental shutdown" when you are comparing him to someone who has just started driving
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:40 PM   #70
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and exactly how long have you been driving? I have been driving since last January. And anyone in the mid-west will know that it was THE MOST MILD winter ever. So I did not even experience slippery conditions until I drove in the rain. And this was the second time I was driving my e46 in the rain. Normally, when I am out with my parents we take the RX-350 or Odyssey.

So while I will get into a skid class, I will not be told that a driver with YEARS of experience does not have a "mental shutdown" when you are comparing him to someone who has just started driving
Congradulations you almost went a year without totaling your car

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:48 PM   #71
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Thank you for making me feel better man... If you need me I will be cutting my wrists in the corner....


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Old 10-26-2012, 10:53 PM   #72
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Man, am I glad I have an Xi...
If anything though, I hope I'm not careless or "too brave" to try and speed on icy or slippery conditions....
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:09 PM   #73
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:45 AM   #74
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I for one, would like to give him credit for not blaming "a friend" or "my brother", like most of the posters who manage to crash their cars tend to do. At least he owned up to it. Learn from it, and move on.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:03 AM   #75
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I for one, would like to give him credit for not blaming "a friend" or "my brother", like most of the posters who manage to crash their cars tend to do. At least he owned up to it. Learn from it, and move on.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:41 AM   #76
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Glad to hear your okay, and I've been there, got into my first real accident this last summer. Check out some courses, because the US definitely doesn't prepare you for anything but perfect situations. I think I learned most of the understeer, skidding, etc skills from playing granturismo as a kid haha.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #77
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Don't remember if I said this or not but somehow we made a profit on the totaled car... We bought for 6k and insurance totaled for 7.5k... Any reasons why that would happen?
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #78
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I hate to see threads like this. This kid made a mistake and totaled his car. Some of you were supportive but most just took this opportunity to brag about skills that you probably don't even know if you have. It's like saying "If someone was shooting at me, I'd........" Fact of the matter is, if you've never been shot at, you really don't know what you would do. Driving classes are probably a good thing, but nothing can prepare you for every concievable possibility. Glad you're OK man. Good luck finding another nice set of wheels.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:26 PM   #79
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Don't remember if I said this or not but somehow we made a profit on the totaled car... We bought for 6k and insurance totaled for 7.5k... Any reasons why that would happen?
You bought the car for less than it's market value, so well done

Now use that money and buy a nicer one and this time make sure your tires are good and have some practice in an empty parking lot.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:04 AM   #80
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my parents bought it for me

Must be nice. Maybe if you beg mommy and daddy enough they will buy you a bus pass.
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