7.24.2006

"Crash"

Vehicle: 1990 Dodge Plymouth Caravan
Driven: April 1996-May 1997
Color: White with wood paneling
Excuse: It was my mom's car....
Damage: Slight fender bender with a lightpost at the grocery store

Vehicle: 1996 Mazda B-Series Pick-up Truck
Driven: May 1997-January 1999
Color: Red
Nickname:
Spunky
Damage: Crunched up the front-end pretty badly in November of '97. Slid on some ice in my college parking lot into the back end of two other cars; Mom and Dad decided I didn't need a car at college after that.

Vehicle: 1991 Ford Festiva
Driven: April 1999-July 2001
Color: White with these really cool racing stripes
Nickname:
The Roller Skate
Excuse: I could afford it.
Damage: A few fender benders here and there, but nothing serious. Finally, some guy rear-ended me and totalled out the car... I got a check for $1350, which was more than I paid for the car. And, the insurance company let me keep the car because they didn't want to spend the money to have it towed. Score!

Vehicle: 1994 Ford Escort
Driven: July 2001-November 2001
Color: Black
Damage: The tranmission crapped out a few months after I got it, leaving me transportation-less for four months.

Vehicle: 2002 Kia Spectra
Driven: March 2002-July 2002
Color: Maroon-ish
Excuse: I know it is a Kia, but it was my first brand-new-nobody-else-has-driven-it car.

Interesting link to Kia's Crash Test Ratings
Damage: Flipped several times when I fell asleep driving home from work late one night. I was ejected out of the rear window, the car hit a light post and landed on top of me. I was banged up but okay, the car didn't make it.

Vehicle: 1999 Honda Civic
Driven: August 2002-March 2003
Color: Dark Green
Damage: In a drunken stupor, I took a curve too hard and hit another car. One of the biggest (and most expensive) mistakes I've ever made. I was charged with a felony, the car was pronounced DOA.

Vehicle: 1994 Acura Integra
Driven: July 2003-July 2004
Color: Kind of a turquoise
Damage: None that were my fault! Got hit from behind and totalled out the car. Still waiting on the personal injury settlement from that one. (Thanks Dr. Mike for your help!)

Vehicle: 1998 Mazda Protege
Driven: July 2004-November 2004
Color: Burgandy
Damage: Driving home late at night, some car went in the entrance to a subdivision the wrong way, causing me to drive up onto the median. On said median, there was a tree stump that tore under my car and ripped up the radiator. I was okay, other than some minor burns from the airbags.

Vehicle: 1993 Honda Accord
Driven: November 2004-July 2005
Color: Black
Damage: Car would continually overheat and leak oil. It got to the point where every time I needed to drive somewhere, I would pop open the hood and add anti-freeze and oil. Traded it in, knowing that it wouldn't make the drive up to Colorado.

Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Sentra
Driven: July 2005-Present
Color: Dark red
Damage: In December, I had a fender-bender and slightly buckled the hood of my car. Bill and
Dave fixed it, so I can open the hood and change the oil... I've been saying that I'm going to bring it in (okay, Dave, take it in) to get fixed 'next week' for the past six months. Maybe I'll call and make an appointment today.....


So, I'm averaging one car per year of driving experience.

Moral of the story: I just saved a ton on my auto insurance by switching to Geico!


P.S. This post would be better if freakin' Blogger didn't SUCK @$$ and would let me upload photos....

3 comments:

Blogarita said...

You go through cars like I go through addresses.

Dave Morris said...

You go through cars like I trade cars.

Ari said...

OMG I am SO glad you posted this!! I was having feelings of driver worthlessness due to having my 2nd accident in 6 months a few days ago. I swear, I have been driving more carefully than in 20 years, and it doesn't seem to matter.

Everyone else I know like NEVER has one. So thanks for some camaraderie.