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So there we were leaving the parking lot of Sears wen all of a sudden WHAM. An old man backing out of his spot didn't see us leaving and hit us, not only did he hit us he kept pushing as if we weren't there. Well at least the only thing that got hurt was the bumper cover and nothing else. The gentleman was in his late 70's and driving a 99 Acura 3.2 TL. Atleast his insurance is paying for the damages.
 

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that sucks, but at least it was only the bumber and not something major
 

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RLs are very resistant to damage... I tested the theory out first hand back in July when I got rear ended by a Cadillac Escalade while on a test drive in a black 04 Red Line ION ... I think I may have been the first person to be in an accident in a RL ION....
 

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Once again, proof that after 65 elders should have to take a drivers exam every so many years.
 

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NO F-N SHIT! Once I came out of a store to find some old guy with his front end parked against my front end. I just calmly pulled back a little, checked it out, found it to be fine, & left before I was arrested for assaulting a senior. I see this all the time in my work parking lot. No one knows where the fucking front of their car is. Now that I'm angry, again, I've got another story I have to share. The RL is my 4th Saturn, the other 3 being SCs. With all 3 prev. cars, someone has pulled into one or the other rear quarters. Luckily, they had the plastic panels or it would've been considerable damage instead of just marring the body & popping the plastic wheel well retainers. The best part is that none of the offenders let me know. I hate people...
 

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I agree with you old folks need to take a test every year or so to make sure they are not a threat to others. Lucky for him it was my car and not someones kid. On another not I have to wait another week for my new bumper to arrive, according to my dealer the Saturn warehouse only had 2 extra bumpers for the RL.
 

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There are way too many people elderly and young that you'd think are physically unable to drive. I mean i've seen people barely being able to walk who were young get in a car and drive off. On the other hand i had an elderly customer that had to brace himself on the vehicle to stand up. i couldn't help but think how the hell this guy could even drive since he was so weak physically.
 

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okay i will add one. I know a 80 year old woman who cant recognize me when im standing 3 ft in front of her, but she drives a car.. oh ya and she can barely walk.
 

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My former 93yr old neighbor, rest his soul, used shoot down his driveway, and just hit the road without stopping. This is when I was a little kid, we used to be waiting for the bus and he would come screaming down the driveway, and just TURN. Lasted all the way up until he did it one day and took out 2 cars, one going each way. Seriously hurt himself, and one of the 2 drivers in the other cars. One of the cars just missed us, sitting in a parked car waiting for the bus. It ended up across out driveway and in the ditch, must have missed us by less than an inch. Do you know that they didn't even take his license??? I think they would now, but if his insurance hadn't dropped him, he would have still been driving.



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When I was in high school, I was waiting at a red light and a 73 year old lady in the parking lot of a resteraunt on the side of the road, thought she had her car in reverse and gunned it. She had it in drive and jumped the parking curb, over the sidewalk and into my right front fender of my '78 Dodge Charger. I was pissed and the old lady couldn't remember whether or not she had insurance. :mad:

Luckily, she did and it was taken care of.

But yeah, a yearly driving test for those 65 and older should be enforced.
 

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Dam thats where I was hit 3 weeks ago. Same spot! Since your going to the body shop get your trunk lock filled in. I did it looks really good. It cost me $157 to get it filled in and repainted. By the way there are NO I repeat no 2004 bumpers for your car so you will get a 2005 bumper.... it looks good it just has 4 slots, the old one has 3....
 

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I got one my wife while on her way to drop my daughter, 2 years old at the time, off at daycare was T-boned on a busy highway during morning traffic by an elderly man pulling out of his driveway. That SOB hit her so hard he sent her into on coming traffic. Luckily everyone swerved to miss her but put her in a ditch and hit the side my daughter's carseat was on. Thank the Lord above no one was hurt and the vehicle, a Nissan Xterra, was crushed but repairable. To boot that F'n guy had no insurance but was not issued a ticket or anything. Manditory driving reviews every year for anyone over 70 should be a must.
 
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Dam thats where I was hit 3 weeks ago. Same spot! Since your going to the body shop get your trunk lock filled in. I did it looks really good. It cost me $157 to get it filled in and repainted. By the way there are NO I repeat no 2004 bumpers for your car so you will get a 2005 bumper.... it looks good it just has 4 slots, the old one has 3....
My 2004 has 4 slots in the bumper. See?

Well, back when it was still alive. :D

Before. :D After. :(
 
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I'm not sure. I think the later 04's had the 4 slot bumper. Mine was built in Aug. of '04. Another guy from MI on the forums here has a 3 slot. Me met up one day a while back, and I noticed it. It's kind of strange.

Kind of wish I could piece mine out. I would have a lot of parts to sell. :D
 

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Mine was built in April so I had 3 slots now I have 4 and no trunk lock :D Sorry it dirty but you can see
 

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