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Old 07-06-2016, 12:20 AM
 
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You might want to rethink your fireworks stance in the other thread... it may have been some kids with illegal leftovers.... cars don't just catch fire that easily, not even in this heat.
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:30 AM
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It wasn't fireworks. Either something leaked onto the hot exhaust or wiring shorted out. Infinitis are known for crap wiring and leaking fluids. Apparently the motor mounts are electric for some bizarre reason and like to catch on fire.


My stance on fireworks isn't that I want everyone to shoot off fireworks with reckless abandon. My stance is there's no point trying to enforce the bans because it's an exercise in futility. Not unlike standing on the beach shoveling sand into the water,

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Old 07-06-2016, 07:03 AM
 
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Wow...almost unbelieveable! If it weren't for bad luck, you would have none at all. Did the fire deform the hood/front end like that?
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:30 AM
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No, the firefighters used a big pry bar to pry open the hood to douse the fire. The broke the windshield and driver's window too. I'll get some legit pictures of the damage soon.
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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I figured they'd broken the windshield, as there isn't much glass on the outside of the car, and was going to say that was one hot fire if it buckled the hood like that! It makes sense they needed to get into the engine compartment. I'm guessing it's another total loss?

I know it's not much comfort at this point, but there is a saying that bad things happen in threes. I'd say you've had your three bad knocks from the car end of things!

I hope you had insurance, and things work out for the best.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:19 AM
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After my last wreck I jumped up my coverage. I have gap, rental, and comprehensive coverage. They're taking care of it. My deductible for comp is high though. I figured someone would hit me. I never thought the car would catch on fire.

It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't get a $7,000 bill from the last wreck that wasn't my fault. My savings are wiped out. If I don't get some sort of settlement I don't know how I'm going to get another car before the rental has to be returned.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:42 AM
 
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I must have beaten children to death with belts on a daily basis in my last life.


March 2015 someone pulled out in front of me and totalled my xterra with 30 day tags still on it.
Got a small settlement and bought a new Kia oct 30 2015. 31 days later someone pulled off a side street right into my side. Not only did I not get a settlement for that, I got a bill for 7,000 dollars. She hit 2 cars so the insurance payout was cut in half.

Today, my only drivable car catches on fire for no reason.

I could write a book about similar things in my life over the last 33 years.
Wow, you need to start generating some good karma. Start a charity! Sorry about your bad luck.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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Wow! I am so sorry for you! One vehicle after another. And this last one is in Acts of God territory. Glad to hear you upped your insurance!
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:24 PM
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:46 PM
 
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Why in the hell is that thing in your driveway it should be at a tow yard accruing charges. The insurance company does not want to pay your rental car, nor tow yard charges. When they are paying money out all over the place they are more inclined to get you a check fast. Please tell me you have decent name brand insurance.
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