By Anonymous - United States - Oakland


Today, I found out the real reason my dad bought a new car and generously gave me his old one. He knew the engine was about to fail and didn't want it to be his problem when it finally did. It blew out while I was driving at high speed on the motorway. Just my luck. FML
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  ki087  |  20

That's not how insurance works unless you bought extra insurance to cover your repairs (more like an extended warranty than insurance tho).

  smallandroid  |  26

Seriously, it's hard to imagine that the dad wasn't intending to kill OP. If he wanted OP to deal with the engine problem he could have just told OP it needed to get fixed :/

  Bradley_Dillon  |  39

An engine doesn't just combust... The worst thing that could happen is that he has to pull over and slow down with the compartment on fire. Do you know how long it takes for a fire to spread from the engine compartment to the cab? More than two seconds like all of these people think.

By  1991stealth  |  21

Engines don't usually just blow out of nowhere though, there's almost always some sign of failure. A knocking noise, pinging, rattle, low oil pressure, high temperature, etc....

Need to pay attention to your car, and get it checked if something seems out of the ordinary!

  mrlawlor7777  |  26

While I agree with these comments in general, we have no idea how long OP has had the car or how far he has driven it. He could've just gotten it and not known the cars regular noises, temp, etc.

  smallandroid  |  26

Seriously. If someone close to me gave me a car, I would expect them to tell me what's wrong with it. If it was making a weird noise and I wasn't told about it, I might assume it's not a big deal because I wasn't told about it. (That's not necessarily true, I would personally ask about it immediately, but I wouldn't fault someone for not asking)