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today on my way to school i had an accident and my fast is going to be in the body shop for atleast 3 weeks. I wasn't good, leaking radiator fluid everywhere and smoking and it was just a bad day. I am sad to say i rear ended a Cadillac DTS it doesn't like it is that bad but i have a feeling it did more damage on the inside than the outside, and i hope the intercooler and everything in the front of the engine is okay. I'm sorry Fast.
 

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:'( my fast isnt happy right now either he is still a stock 2007. we were just on the highway and was raced by another gti and i pulled 6th instead of fifth gear (i might have lost for other reasons if i didnt make that mistake but that was the main one) and he pulled ahead i promised my fast i would never do that again :'(
by the way sorry about your ride 06TRMKV
 

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The only thing i don't get is that my airbags didn't go off, and i know it would be a lot more money to get fixed if they had gone off, But still i think rear ending someone doing around 30 would make it enough of an impact to make the airbags go off. I'm just glad i didn't hit the stearing wheel very hard just my back and neck are stiff now. But other than that i can say i am okay.
 

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i always thought airbags come out at 40mph and higher... maybe thats why they didnt come out...?
and GotTobeInsane07 chip yer ride so next time you can still put it into 6th on accident and still pull away haha
 

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I will have to say my GTI didn't crunch as much as i thought the front end would, I think i might have gone under her bumper a little because the honeycomb grill was really broken up and yeah that might make sense about the 40 mph.
 

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Aldin20 said:
airbags dont come out if u dont have a seat belt on
:) Nice point.

I thought they came out at like 10 MPH?! Doesn't take much to slam you forward, and the point is to keep you safe.

Was it a dead straight hit? I've heard that even a slight angle will prevent deploying.

Anyone know the real deal on speed for airbags?
 

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Airbags deploying is not just related to the vehicle speed. There are many factors involved before the computer (or sensors) decided if it should deploy the airbags or not. Vehicle speed. the angle of the impact. The severity (or G forces) on impact are a few things that play a role. If the impact doesn't meet the sensors settings it won't deploy. Apparently thats what happened in your case. Looks like your GTI handled the hit pretty well though. The damage doesn't look extremely severe from your description of the accident.
 

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Well Today i got my quote on the damage, Gonna be 6 g's to get fixed. Glad my insurance is covering it. I'm going to the body shop today gonna take some pics of it all torn down. If you guys want to see them let me know and i will post them on here.
 

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i just noticed my post didnt fully post so...
i leased my car and have a CAI and a Eurojet EA pipe so really modding yer car on a lease is just how far you are willing to push the dealership. they can only really screw you over if something happenes to the car because of the modifications. (i am also chipping within the next 2 weeks)
 

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Speaking of unhappy Fasts, check out what happend to mine when i parked it overnight in Manayunk (boro of Philadelphia). I was in what i thought was a pretty nice residential area, parked in the street for maybe 16 hours. i drove home the next day (Philly to Southern Maryland), when i got out of the car in MD to fill it with gas i saw all these key scratches! I was so fucking pissed! if my buddies and i would have caught the **** doing this that night when we came back from the bars i would be in jail right now, cause it would have been a homicide case. This shot is shows the worst damage done to the passanger side, right down to the metal. The bastard keyed the pass door, pass quarter panel, rear hatch, driver quarter panel, and driver door. Since there's no seam between the quarter panels and the roof, the body shop will have to sand and paint the scratched areas, but then they're going to re-clear from one quarter panel all the way up the side, get the entire roof, and go all the way down the other side's quarter panel. they're also removing, repairing, and repaint/clearing both doors and the hatch. new mouldings, emblums, and hatch handle, total damage was $2300! GEICO's been awesome about paying for everything so far -let's just see if they raise my rates or straight up drop my ass (i've only been a customer for two months).

The worst part is that instead of spending 5-6 hundred to chip my car, i now have to pay a 500 deductable to get the car back to new. bullshit. car's been gone for two weeks now, i get it back next tuesday and i can't wait.

sorry to ramble, but i needed to vent!
 

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GTfly said:
i just noticed my post didnt fully post so...
i leased my car and have a CAI and a Eurojet EA pipe so really modding yer car on a lease is just how far you are willing to push the dealership. they can only really screw you over if something happenes to the car because of the modifications. (i am also chipping within the next 2 weeks)
another dumb question cause i really know nothing about this stuff , why would you add the extra epuiptment if you are gonna have to give the car back after the lease is over or am i missing the big picture please elaborate ???
 

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what the hell is the matter with people these days can't they leave other peoples sh-t alone they are just jealous because they have a nicer ride than them and they were abused by their uncle and other family members (sexually) i would so be on a manhunt right now for those guys that keyed your Fast (not that i am much of a dectective) ia m pissed for you i am thinking about lowereing my deductable for stuff like this so instead of being out 500 maybe only ill pay 250 i need to see how much it would cost

anyway sorry bout your ride but it could have been worse too :'(
 

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i am planning on buying the car off the lease and if i dont i can always take off the intake and EA pipe and sell them. the chip will be lost though.
 

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Got-Tobe-Insane-07 said:
what the hell is the matter with people these days can't they leave other peoples sh-t alone they are just jealous because they have a nicer ride than them and they were abused by their uncle and other family members (sexually) i would so be on a manhunt right now for those guys that keyed your Fast (not that i am much of a dectective) ia m pissed for you i am thinking about lowereing my deductable for stuff like this so instead of being out 500 maybe only ill pay 250 i need to see how much it would cost

anyway sorry bout your ride but it could have been worse too :'(
Amen to that... as Travolta said in Pulp Fiction "what's more chickenshit than fucking with a man's automobile ...don't fuck with another man's vehicle".
i didn't plan on needing to file a claim in the first 6 months, so i made every effort to get my premiums low until i got a feel as to how bad my total montly car costs would be between payments, insurance, gas, and whatnot -but here i am. i could have had half as high deductables for comp. and rental car coverage for like $5 more per month, but i didn't. damn hindsight, let it be a lesson to others. if you going to be in a urban area don't skimp on the coverage.

you're right about it could have been worse... he "did me the favor" of not keying my headlights, tell me that wouldn't have another $1000 or more to the claim.

but i get it back tomorrow, can't wait!
 
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