By bumpercarmcgee - 11/05/2016 08:33 - United States

Today, my friend bought a new car. He left his old car at the dealership and asked me if I could go back with him, and then I'd follow him back to his house in his old car. That was fine, except he forgot to mention the car had no brakes. I hit his car. FML
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Update: the breaks weren't really a big deal at first because I didn't have to use them all that much until I got to the freeway, and on the freeway you can just kinda let up off the gas to slow down, especially at higher speeds/less traffic. I just remember noting that the breaks felt a little weird, but I was mostly just focusing on trying to stay behind my friend and not get lost. I attributed that weirdness to how certain cars probably feel and drive differently. I just remember at some point after noting the "weird" breaks I had the morbid thought, "heh, you know what'd be terrible is if the breaks went out." But yeah, breaks became a huge deal the moment I got off the freeway. Turns out they actually worked like 25% of the time and you just had to "double-pump it, dude!" Tbh it's a god damn miracle I made it as far as I did and I narrowly avoided several collisions with other vehicles just trying to get his car to his house. Funny enough, I rear-ended his car literally a block away from his house. I do think the situation is morbidly funny in a way, but it was mostly fucking terrifying. Driving without breaks has this terrifying effect of making you feel like you yourself have nerve damage or something. Like my brain is like I'm doing it! But the electrochemical signals relaying that message to your muscles just kinda got fucked up somewhere along the way.

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That's not really your fault he should have told you it didn't have brakes. He shouldn't of even let you drive it that's really dangerous.

Seems like more his FML than yours. Insurance follows the car. Now he has 2 claims to file.

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"The car had no brakes"

that sounds like it was mostly his fault

i mean. how do you forget to tell someone something so inportant.

Sounds like the friend should be writing the FML. I don't understand how he would even drive to the dealership, or anywhere for that matter, if the car literally has "no brakes"

Still he will not admit it. And blame OP for this.

That's not really your fault he should have told you it didn't have brakes. He shouldn't of even let you drive it that's really dangerous.

I made an account JUST to tell you it's "shouldn't have".

sue him and get his new car

4, you sound like a really good friend.

The friend who didn't mention the car had an incredibly dangerous flaw sounds like a great friend too. he'd deserve it.

can you not fucking read?

Seems like more his FML than yours. Insurance follows the car. Now he has 2 claims to file.

I just realized, if you were hurt, you can file a claim against his insurance

It was a minor collision, but I'm positive he didn't say shit to his insurance.

Damn OP that sucks :(.

You can totally drive on an e brake ?

Yeah, but OP didn't know the car he was driving didn't have brakes, so he probably didn't think of that in the few seconds before he rear ended his friend's car. Not everyone has superhero reflexes.

OP may have been able too, that is if he was able to fine the e brake in time.

Why would he let you drive without brakes in the first place?

A better question would be why would his friend drive it without brakes to begin with?

Isn't that essentially the same question as #9, just worded differently?

They probably just commented before reading the comment section. People do that yah know?

actually #9 asked why his friend let him drive the car, #15 was asking why his friend was driving the car in the first place.

that's just a minor detail to leave out....

Lol I know right.

FYl, but as for your friend, HDI. What was he going to do with his old car anyway?