By ripped off and blown out - 8/6/2017 00:00
Today, I was driving to visit my parents for the first time in two years. After spending about $4000 to make sure my car wouldn't break down on the journey, around the halfway point, the front tire popped and the engine blew out. I'm about 5 states away from both my parents and my home. FML
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By  iNewKid  |  16

If you've spend $4000 on repairs, your car already was dead. You can spend as much as you want on your gravestone, but it ain't gonna bring you back to life!

By  breecat3  |  16

Not to be rude op, but why didn't you just fly down and pay for a rental car? It would've been a lot cheaper. A bus or train could've worked if you're scared of flying and still would've been cheaper.

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By  iNewKid  |  16

If you've spend $4000 on repairs, your car already was dead. You can spend as much as you want on your gravestone, but it ain't gonna bring you back to life!

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  imagineapc  |  11

Which insurance company covers mechanical failure? If OP was in a collision, they might be reimbursed if they had the proper coverage. I have NEVER in my life seen a policy that covers any mechanical failure OR reimburses for repairs you've already had done prior to a collision.

By  breecat3  |  16

Not to be rude op, but why didn't you just fly down and pay for a rental car? It would've been a lot cheaper. A bus or train could've worked if you're scared of flying and still would've been cheaper.

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  wcbcrs  |  3

Maybe they were getting their car repaired so they can use it when they get home as well, as a more reliable mode of transportation (which it turned out not to be) I know in the city I live in city transit is incredibly unreliable. They may not have just been getting it done for the trip to their parents house is my point though. Otherwise I do agree with you that a bus train or plane ticket would have been way cheaper.