- Aug 5, 2006
- 1998 Volvo S70 T5M
I know how you feel. I drove for three years without curbing a rim. I purchase some nice flat black painted rims, with a thin red stripe around the edge, and it looks badass. Within months I had ruined two of them, one of them I scraped off almost half the red stripe.... shiny metal scratches look horrible on flat black. But what can you do? I am now verrrry careful around curbs. And I advise anyone against convex rims.
Where was I going with this?
I think I'm cursed.
So I'm actually very confident and comfortable in my driving ability. Any time I'm in a rental car, our toyota, our old honda, or whatever I can drive it and all my passengers safely and have no problems.
However with this new car that we bought in December of last year, I feel like I'm cursed.
So since we bought the car:
I reversed from a parking spot and some douchebag reversed without looking to see where I was, I scraped my bumper and side with his bumper at like 2 mph or less. This caused him to blow up and be an asshole about it and report it to my insurance (which is brand new btw, we switched companies).
I have gotten a ticket for a stop sign offense which wasn't really that big of a deal. I slowed to 3 mph, saw that no-one was coming (it was 9:30 in the night), I had my high beams on because the streets were a little bit dim, and of course there was a coppa there that I totally saw but thought wouldn't stop me. I haven't gotten a single moving violation since 2004, which wasn't entirely my fault, the signs were poorly placed and the police officer understood this and lowered my penalty.
I get 18 - 20 mpg from a car that's supposed to give me 25 in the city.
I just came from picking my mom up from work, since she said she was feeling flush and sick. I was worried so I rushed over, picked her up, carefully took her back home, and then went back to work. Upon parking my car, I realized I was a little too far back so I slowwwwwwly nudged the car forward, and of course, I feel a slight bump as my car hits the metal pole in front. There's now a white streak on the front bumper.
I'm sure there are a couple of other issues but that's all I can remember for the most part. I've never had any of these issues with any of the old cars or the other cars and I've been BEGGING my dad to take the honda and drive it instead of me. He refuses partly because he doesn't want to accrue too many miles and increase the insurance (his commute is farther than mine), and partly because he can't smoke cigarettes in a brand new car, and of course he's going absolutely ape shit in the toyota, and I can tell whenever I step into it that I've stepped into a fucking ashtray.
What the fuck should I do? I've driven the thing as if it's a priceless old Bugatti (aka very very motherfucking carefully and slowly), and I've driven it like I don't care (because I felt that caring too much about it has caused me to overfocus on things).
Poor decision? :lol:
The Cherokee is more car than truck and has good road manners.
It was mostly a joke but noted! Does a Cherokee drive as shittily as a mid 90's/early 00's Blazer?
If so, I'll have none of it. *shudders at Blazer flashbacks*