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Anyone know of a car for sale?

By Deref 28 June 2013 33

#2 daughter managed to rear-end someone recently. No-one was hurt, but her car’s been written off. It’s a damn shame – it was a mess cosmetically but it was mechanically superb. So we’re now in the market for a cheap (~$4.5k) reliable, economical car*.

Do any Rioters have, or know of, such a beast?

* Wanted: a dog that neither barks nor bites, eats glass and s***s diamonds. (Goethe)

[ED – let’s broaden this out to where’s the best place to find cheap second hand cars in Canberra]

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Deref 12:38 pm 04 Jul 13

😀 thanks again everyone. Daughter has bought a car.

Queen_of_the_Bun 8:40 pm 02 Jul 13

Hi Deref, I was almost in your daughter’s position at 5.40 last night when the car in front of me came to a dead stop on the Parkes Way/Correnderk roundabout.

Apparently once they entered the roundabout from the left lane heading east, they suddenly realised they needed to go back the way they came.

So instead of going straight ahead and turning around at the Anzac Av roundabout 400m up the road, they stopped completely until no traffic was in the right lane and then they turned.

I think maybe reading your post reminded me of the need to leave a bit more space, so thank you!

MsCheeky 11:06 am 01 Jul 13

Deref, I’m the Subaru from the first response and can be emailed at mscheeky_oz@hotmail.com

Deref 10:33 am 01 Jul 13

😀 Thanks again guys – emails have been sent.

CraigT 8:54 am 30 Jun 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

You do not seem to understand the concept of physics.

Or do you drive a magical car that has zero braking distance?

Not normally, but when I am driving that magical car, I can safely drive right up behind the car in front, leaving zero braking distance.

You seem to not understand the concept of being a competent driver.

bundah 6:20 pm 29 Jun 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

If someone just stops on a roundabout and a dash camera shows you were doing the correct thing and the person in front deliberately caused the crash, then they will be found at fault.

You would have to prove that the actions were deliberate where the intent was to cause a collision.That would generally only apply in a road rage situation where one was being brake-tested for example.Obviously the onus is on the driver following to maintain a safe distance thereby allowing sufficient time to react and avoid a collision.

Of course no one tailgates in the real world do they?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:44 pm 29 Jun 13

CraigT said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

If someone just stops on a roundabout and a dash camera shows you were doing the correct thing and the person in front deliberately caused the crash, then they will be found at fault.

Bulls***. I can stop my car anytime I like. At no stage are you permitted to crash into me.

I remember Robbie (forgothisname) who pulled out into traffic on Hindmarsh Drive from Swinger Hill in the late ’80s – some dopey 19-year-old girl on P plates crashed into him. It wasn’t even a rear-ender and the judge found she had responsibility for the crash because an attentive driver would have avoided crashing into the other idiot. Her father was a cashed-up Greek who got really cranky about it too. Ha ha.

You do not seem to understand the concept of physics.

Or do you drive a magical car that has zero braking distance?

CraigT 4:57 pm 29 Jun 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

If someone just stops on a roundabout and a dash camera shows you were doing the correct thing and the person in front deliberately caused the crash, then they will be found at fault.

Bulls***. I can stop my car anytime I like. At no stage are you permitted to crash into me.

I remember Robbie (forgothisname) who pulled out into traffic on Hindmarsh Drive from Swinger Hill in the late ’80s – some dopey 19-year-old girl on P plates crashed into him. It wasn’t even a rear-ender and the judge found she had responsibility for the crash because an attentive driver would have avoided crashing into the other idiot. Her father was a cashed-up Greek who got really cranky about it too. Ha ha.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 3:32 pm 29 Jun 13

If someone just stops on a roundabout and a dash camera shows you were doing the correct thing and the person in front deliberately caused the crash, then they will be found at fault.

CraigT 3:27 pm 29 Jun 13

Tetranitrate said :

That it was on a roundabout is pretty damn sus too – it’s not a place where a car ever stops or even slows down normally. .

Irrelevant. If somebody stops, you don’t collide with them.

Even if the guy thought, “hey, I need a new rear bumper, and I’ve got one of those tail-gating P-plater 19-year-old girls behind me, I think I’ll just stop and she can pay for it”, then the nong is the 19-year-old public menace who drove into the back of him. What a nong.

Masquara 3:08 pm 29 Jun 13

miz said :

My daughter recently had a rear ender where the nong in front STOPPED DEAD on the Drakeford/Isabella roundabout. She immediately thought ‘Scam’, which was only made more obvious when the driver started taking pics of the Front of his car. However, she is still ‘at fault’ according to the NRMA and, as P plater, is up for a large excess. My advice is to get a dashboard camera.

She “had a rear ender”? You mean, she “rear-ended a car”. She was either travelling too close, or she was distracted and not concentrating. You are ALWAYS at fault if you rear-end a car. What if the car in front had been stopped by an emergency? Braked hard to avoid hitting a child?

el 2:41 pm 29 Jun 13

miz said :

My daughter recently had a rear ender where the nong in front STOPPED DEAD on the Drakeford/Isabella roundabout. She immediately thought ‘Scam’, which was only made more obvious when the driver started taking pics of the Front of his car. However, she is still ‘at fault’ according to the NRMA and, as P plater, is up for a large excess. My advice is to get a dashboard camera.

A dashboard camera wouldn’t make her any less ‘at fault’.

Perhaps better advice would be “always leave a safe distance between your car and the car in front”?

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