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Old 10-29-2008, 11:22 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Mike: glad you're OK and that the aerocivic will live to see another day (we have the technology - we can rebuild it!). As others have said: your response to the entire situation is impressive too.

Not defending the idiot driver who rammed you, but as bryn mentioned, I also wonder about the close-together tail lights in the tip of the boat tail: is it possible they may give the impression to a following driver that your car is further away than it actually is?

I think you should make an insurance claim if for no other reason than to see the look on the face of the guy at the body shop when you ask them to make it good as new!
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

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