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Old 08-01-2003, 03:02 PM   #21
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Hey Jim, don't torpedo the 'boat! He said it wasn't one of his stories.
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Maybe the whole reason why they let boat drive that car was so they could pin the damage on him and get it fixed.
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Old 08-01-2003, 03:38 PM   #23
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oh, I'm not flamin Tim, but those BMW engineers know what they are doing. I'm just floored that he did that kinda damage to that engine.
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yup, photo copy. nope, didn't ask me how old i was.
Your age, I assume, is on the license.

It was their risk and (apparently) their loss. They can huff 'n' puff all they want, but unless you get an actual court summons (small-claims court for a dispute like this, I would think), I see no need for a lawyer on your side.

As you did not sign anything, I see no obligation on your part. This means, for example, they could not sic a collection agency on you as there was no written agreement to pay anything in the first place (and still isn't, I hope!). If they got a court judgement against you, then that could go to collections, but not before.

Stand your ground. If they actually summons you to court, _then_ you should probably get a lawyer (or talk to one now, if it will make you feel better), but before that happens, I don't believe you have anything to really worry about.

If you're still concerned, give us a more detailed account of what happened...
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boats on vacation i believe.
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I think this is entirely possible.....
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Maybe the whole reason why they let boat drive that car was so they could pin the damage on him and get it fixed.

Hrm...
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also tested a Corvette(auto), 2k SSEi, and a 350Z(6 speed)
Were you out just having fun taking test drives all day.... or were you actually looking to purchase one of these cars?
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He was screwing around of course, i suggested the damage might already be there before, like one of them trashed it to get lunch for everyone, so they let some damn kid drive it. I think Boat is driving way too nice of cars for his experience personally, no offense man but you shouldn't be driving that, specially when you don't know how to drive a stick, and you still don't now no matter how much you say.
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He'* driven manual bikes. Which arn't far off. So I don't see why that is a major problem. Thats how my friend learned before he got his first car.
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Manual Bikes, and Manual cars are both completely different. One'* sequential, and one isn't, one requires feathering the clutch well, one doesn,t. You learn how to control RPMs and stuff, but you don't learn gear gates, and clutch tendancies. I don't think anyone should be driving a car they don't know 130 imho. Nothing against doing it, but do what you know, don't over drive your abilities.
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More then half my vehicles are manual. I can understand how he could rev the **** out of it accedently. :P
I believe it was the dealers fault that they let him take it without knowing his age.
Also was your legal gardian (mother in this case) in the vehicle with you?
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