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my car finally failed me

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:48 pm
by Toxius
My 2004 Grand Am finally let me down.

So today is the hottest day of the month, so far. A scorching 96°F, and not a cloud in the sky. This morning I got up, got dressed, felt great, fantastic, tired. Dressing up meant a good start to the day. Grabbed my shit, got out the door. Started the car, went to school.

The usual.

Got to class, got compliments on my outfit. Ace day so far. Even got three vector illustrations day! Awesome.

I decided to leave about 30 minutes early since I was starting to get a killer headache. Headed outside, tossed my shit in my hades hot car, stuck the key in the ignition and….. nothing?

Car wouldn’t start. Not even a chug. Okay, no big deal… I tried again. Still nothing. Head inside to ask for help from some classmates, had to move my car OUT of its current parking spot since it wasn’t accessible. Zero power steering and going neutral on a hill.

Fucking. A.

I thought i was gonna crash my car.

Got the heavy bastard into not one, but two spaces since the thing nearly ran off, tried jumping it with a friend’s jeep. Nope, not even an attempt to turn over.

Here comes friend number two with a HUMMER. Oh yeah, if this thing doesn’t do the job, I’m boned. Click, click, turn the key and…

the deafening sound of silence.

Great.

I wound up having to call mom then call AAA. Tow truck driver said he thinks it’s the ignition switch do to GMC’s “piss poor design… no offense”.

So… yeah. The universe saw I was having a good day and decided that was a no go :U

Re: my car finally failed me

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:58 pm
by Hippie of doom
booooooooooooooooooooooooo well it can only get better right?

Re: my car finally failed me

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:02 pm
by TempSoul
You didn't get injured :D, failing cars are always such deadly accidents. Imagine being on the road and it failing, could endangered yourself and other people. Sorry it was inconvenience but glad no injuries to be reported. Good luck getting your car repaired.

Re: my car finally failed me

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:30 pm
by marbear
Ughh my brand new to me car broke down the day after I got it, whilst on the road. It sucks :c Sorry that happened to you. I hate it when good days are spoiled.

Re: my car finally failed me

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:47 pm
by Ian7
that sucks :/ but not surprised Grand Am's are pretty shitty car's the tow guy was right
buy a toyota or honda as your next car, those are both great brands

Re: my car finally failed me

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:36 am
by Toxius
Update:

Apparently my car thought i was trying to steal it so it activated the anti-theft system.

It's fixed now. :|

Re: my car finally failed me

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:01 am
by Maha
When did you figure that out?

Re: my car finally failed me

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:35 am
by Toxius
MixMasterMaha wrote:When did you figure that out?
th security light, which never turns on, was on.

Had to do some voodoo magic and do a konami code kind of deal to bypass it.

Re: my car finally failed me

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:35 am
by RideTheWalrus
Glad to see the problem was solved :D