Originally Posted by Vidaloco
Really off topic but....My mom and step-dad left their car with us last winter while they were in Florida. This being storm central in the spring, it got hail damaged
I felt so bad I didn't have barn space to get it under cover in time. I wish it had been an antenna I had to apologize for.
My dad has a 1995 buick regal that he bought from an older couple a few years ago for $1500... it had been sitting in their garage for a few years covered in rugs and no scratches on it along with it having 40,000 miles on it. After buying it he had it tuned up and for around $1800 it was just an awsome deal.
Last winter my sister from TX was up and borrowed the car and managed to get the car in the ditch and dented the side... my dad just had the panel pulled out but the dent is still visible. So he asked me if I could drop him off at the airport and then pick him up to save him a parking fee (i only live 25 minutes from the airport)... I asked him if I could just drive the car around for the week and he said "As long as it comes back like I left it" and he laughed (basically from my sister's incident).
So that night I figured that I would give her a wash (he lives on gravel and the car was... well rather dirty) and since I don't have the hose and stuff out yet I took it to a auto wash. I didnt even think about the fact that the car had a power antenna on it and well it didnt fair well in the wash (cracked her right in half). I tried getting a new antenna before he flew back in but it wasnt possible. So ya he laughed about it but then was wondering if I was going to replace it because he likes listening to his AM stations and needs all the help he can get.
Im glad I didnt have hail though!!! (even though I've had my fair share of damaging my parents cars!!!! At least no one else was involved)