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Old April 3rd, 2012, 17:07   #1
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Angry Goodbye ECOdiesel - totaled while parked @ 429,466 miles

Well, it's lights out for our 1991 Jetta GL ECOdiesel. It was parked out in front of the house in a quiet neighborhood when the 17 year old girl across the street slammed into the back of it while "swatting at a bee on the windshield."

It's been a great car. 429,466 miles on the original engine and body.

Caught it all on our CCTV security cameras... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqHxTOtHMtQ.











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Old April 3rd, 2012, 17:08   #2
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I loved that little car. I'll miss driving it... so close to a half million miles.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 17:09   #3
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Another green one gone forever.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 17:13   #4
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NO! Sorry for your loss. One of my favorite looking body styles.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 17:14   #5
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That's tough to see after almost Half a Million miles of enjoyable driving...

I'm sorry
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 17:15   #6
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For reference of where the car was parked originally -- it was about where the police cruiser is in the last picture. That girl was definitely going over 25 mph when she hit the car... that's a pretty good run considering she had only made it 150 yards up the street.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 17:23   #7
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if you were parked that far away she was doing a f%^k load more than 25! or she kept it floored after the impact.
sorry to see her go to auto-heaven!
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 17:28   #8
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swatting at a bee or texting?

This is sad way for a car to go after such a great life.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 17:37   #9
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Stupidity is not an accident, I would have made her cry Horrible that car is gone.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 17:39   #10
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Ouch the Ho5G will miss the ECO. What a shame.

It is getting hostile on the roads and side streets too.

at least you both are 100%.

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Old April 3rd, 2012, 17:40   #11
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Such a nice looking car
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 17:46   #12
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Had one like that, same color. Sold it to a guy and he took to Mexico to use it as a taxi.
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Dang, bad part is there insurance will never pay the true value. Stick to your guns and make them find a replacement diesel VW.
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Man,that sucks..... at least no one was hurt. Who was the driver-the one in the photo texting or the lady behind the wheel? Bee my ass-she was texting-check phone records. I saw two people try to beat a red light today-one was going straight and the other was turning left......
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Probably texting, given that she is in one of the pictures.
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