As detailed on yesterday’s blog post, I bought a new car recently and had the most horrible car buying experience ever.
When I brought the new car home, I parked it in the driveway thinking I might want to go somewhere that afternoon.
About 5:00, I drove it into the garage that I’ve parked in for the past 19 years.
The new car, however, was obviously much wider than the old car — and as I pulled it in for the first time, the rear-view mirror on the driver’s side scraped the wooden garage door frame with a sickening sound. Then, the entire back of the mirror assembly popped off and flew out of sight! (This was less than five hours after I’d brought the brand new car home from the dealership.)
I couldn’t open the car door to see where the piece was because the car was half in and half out — with the mirror wedged against the wood. I was sure that I would run over the part and smash it to pieces, but really had no options.
Slowly backed the car out – amazingly enough – without running over the missing car part, but the wood on the garage door had a gouge in it and when I found the mirror back, it had white paint and scratches on it. Luckily, I popped it on and it seemed to be secure. (Was planning a trip five hours from home that weekend and figured I’d find out for sure if the part blew off on the interstate.)
It was the perfect ending to a horrible experience. Continue reading