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Got in a little bit of a fender bender with one of those idiots who thinks they need to come to a COMPLETE stop before making a turn today. With evasive maneuvers it ended up being only a scrape on my bumper and a crumpled fender...

So anyone out there got a driver's side fender for G3 for sale? Preferrable Milano Red. Let me know what you have!!

BTW, at least it was the fender that was already a little scratched up... hmph...

Oh, and anyone with a Milano Red 94-97 bumper FS, reply here too. It's not a need, but more of a want.
 

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Louse76 on Sep/06/03 said:
Got in a little bit of a fender bender with one of those idiots who thinks they need to come to a COMPLETE stop before making a turn today. With evasive maneuvers it ended up being only a scrape on my bumper and a crumpled fender...
Wait, I gotta ask? Are you talking about a stop sign? Because in that case, at least in oregon, if a cop sees you not stop all the way, thats a ticket right there. Not that I always do, but you cant really fault anyone that does. I mean any rear end accident, short of getting cutoff, can be blamed on the person behind. I never even come remotely close to ever even getting in a situation where I might theoreticly rearend someone after my accidents, I've learned my damn lesson lol.
 

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br1t1shguy - No, not a stop sign. Just a regular right turn that should be able to be made at AT LEAST 10 MPH. It was really wet outside and I could feel my car sliding a little, so I instinctively went to the right into the grass. The grass being wet made it slide even worse and I prob wouldn't have hit with another 5 feet or less to slide.

sorce_money - I'll get ahold of you on AIM when I'm at home.
 

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I might have one as well not sure of the condition yet though. Working out a deal for a complete front, but all I need is the pass. fender, hood the bumper cover. I should have a lip and driver side fender up for grabs.

thanks,
Mike
 

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Louse76 on Sep/06/03 said:
Got in a little bit of a fender bender with one of those idiots who thinks they need to come to a COMPLETE stop before making a turn today. With evasive maneuvers it ended up being only a scrape on my bumper and a crumpled fender...
Even though it seems stupid, these people are completely within their rights to do this, since any time you hit someone from the rear, YOU are at fault regardless of anything else.

Watch out for people doing this, and always assume they will: there's two reasons for it. 1) they're old and stupid, or 2) they're poor, and they're trying to get you to hit them so they can sue your insurance. #2 is very prevalent in economically depressed areas (like the whole southeast).
 

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I understand. I didn't hit him from the rear though. It also on the downwards end of a small hill. I went off the road to the right to avoid the collision, but he continued into his driveway, and I my car continued to slide on the wet grass, barely tapping him (enough to screw up my fender though).

In this case, they weren't really poor and obviously out to get me because they said specifically not to worry about it... that it HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. They WERE stupid obviously. They can't figure out why it happens ALL THE TIME. Stopping on the bottom of any kind of hill, ESPECIALLY when it's wet is STUPID!!

It just sucks that if I just hit the brakes and went straight, I could have probably avoided it. USUALLY it's a good idea to go off in the grass. When I first saw him, I didn't know he was turning right into his driveway. Since he was COMPLETELY STOPPED (not slightly turned or anything) I assumed it was a mechanical problem or he hit something or something to that extent.

Oh well, it could have been worse. I kinda wish it was bad enough to be worthwhile to put into insurance so I could get a new front bumper (the current one could use replacing or a paint job)...
 
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