Well on the eve of my second winter with my mini, I slid 10mpr or so making a left turn in a Shopping center filled with snow no less, and slid slowly over into the concrete lip on the edge of the road, and in the process ripped the pasanger side front wheel off half its supports and bent it all the way out. NO BODY damage at all in this "wreck" but non the less i got to call roadside assistance (who rock btw) and see her leave on a flatbed truck for its trip to cinci.
oh the pain.
Last edited by Romhog; Dec 22nd, 2003 at 12:22 AM.
Sorry to hear that. I guess a good this is you didn't hit anybody elses cars
It'd be nice to get it back for Christmas although that might be a bit opptimistic.
Hope it comes back good as new.
Best wishes for th Holidays
oh yea I have a good eye for all the mini's around. in fact a red S with same roof went by me when I just had the wreck.
I think the parts will probably take forever to get because the lower sway arm was bent really bad. Who knows about the shock and all that.
I would hope that these parts are stocked in the states somewhere now that mini's are all over the place.
I'll be lucky to get it by newyears
tomorrow i'll get the call about the cost to get the work done :0
thanks for the kind words
Romhog, I saw your car sitting sadly just behind the showroom on Saturday morning. I had to swing by the parts department, and while I was there I decided to let them wash the car. I had a few minutes to wander around and that's when I saw your car. Look like it hurt. Sorry to hear about it, and hopefully the car will be back to new in no time. It hurt when I heard one service guy point to the car and say, "It's not going anywhere for a while".
Yea I feel like a Snickers Comercial. I should go to Sams club and buy a case of em!!!
The more I think about it, I got really lucky that I didnt hit any of the body.
BUT when I think about it, I tried to put it in Gear when It was sitting there and the drivers side didnt try to turn. Im not a transmision expert but I dont know if there has to be resistance on each side for it to actually move, but I hope I didnt botch the trany...
Silvergagt thanks for saying hi to my car for me... its scared right now im sure heh
all is going to be good. Just found out that its going to cost $1800 to fix. Turns out the drive shaft was knocked out of the differential. But they said that it has a pin that is made to break off in this exact situation.
I really am shocked that its only going to cost as much as they stated. I would have thought for sure it would have been more than $2500.
Did it seem to you like you were in slow motion as you slid? I can imagine the cringing as you headed for the curb. It's always scary with a front-wheel drive car to damage the front wheels. I am glad to hear, however, that the engineers made provisions for this type of occurance in their design. Here's to getting a straight and true return. Good luck.
My GF was just involved in an incident in her Miata where a guy ran her off the road. She went over a curb, up an embankment and glanced off of a power pole. She was fortunate that she didn't hit the pole squarely!! The car has been declared a total loss due to the substancial twisting of the chassis. She came out of the wreck with just a couple scratches (thank you, Lord) and a sore nose from where the airbag hit her. I am trying to talk her into a MINI CVT but she is now spooked about small cars and wants something a little larger...
never fun, never.. Yea your right about that! (when i was sliding)
only thing going though my head was, here we go. i was already mad at myself before I even hit.
not a thing I could do.
I couldn't even imagine if I totaled it out.
But I would have to just dust myself off and go get another one!
make sure you tell her about the safty rating of the mini (4 out of 5 stars) and it has tons of airbags.
plus, its alread much bigger than the miata, in storage.
good luck with that!
YAY i got the mini back yesterday, and it runs like a dream. They took super care of my car at Orrs Bodyshop in Cinci. (this is who cinci sends all their body work to)
Thanks for all your cards and warm thoughts. It was a hard time to get though
tonight I get to put the bonnet stripes on! yay
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