I'm only asking since I'm jealous. A shipping company truck slipped out of gear, backed up 2.5 feet and ran into mine yesterday.
$1700 in damage. I'll be without it for 10-12 days, and the driver has a $1000 deductible and can't afford to pay me for the repair unless he makes payments at $500 per month for 4 months.
At least he stopped, owned up to it and is going to take care of it. When he came in to tell me, he asked me if I lived on Rincon Dr. I said yes. He then asked if I knew Margaret and Linda who live across the street.
I replied "You mean your route manager, Margaret? Yeah, I know her pretty well."
He looked down and said "I need to make a call to see what to do here."
He called her. He told her he hit a car. She asked if they would work with him on payments. He said yes. Then he said "You're never going to believe who I hit."
Then he told her.
I was standing five feet away from him photocopying his driver's license and getting his phone and insurance information when she replied..."Are you shitting me! You hit Jim's Corvette he just bougth four months ago? My neighbor Jim? Jeezus...I am going to kick your ass myself when you come over for the Laker's game tomorrow night."
I felt bad for him. I have to draw up a document he's going to sign promising to pay for the damage.
If I report him he gets a ding on his driving record and he loses some benefits worth almost $1000 per month (according to my neighbor, his boss).
So rather than jack him up, raise his insurance rates and potentially make him lose his job, I'm going to float the repair on a credit card and make him pay the payments with the interest.
He should be getting over there any time now. I hope my neighbor doesn't kick his ass into next week.
But hey...at least I won't have any rock chips on my car from the windshield forward so the car's paint will look pretty decent when they're done.
But I'm not taking my car to get my mail at the mailbox place I rent from again.
So enjoy your C5's folks...you never know when they'll just be...sidelined. LOL