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Alright so to start this off..I do know about "The Curse Section" but this thread has a question behind it all so I wasn't sure if it belonged there or not. Basically, last night it was raining pretty hard where I live and I was going off the freeway and it was a redlight so I came to a stop. In the meantime, I have gotten so used to not driving with traction control on, because I have heard a lot of bad/weird things happening with traction control on, and so it was off during this time. The light turned green and I began making a left turn when I felt the car slipping a bit and I didn't freak out or anything, but then out of nowhere some sort of jackrabbit (there's alot in my area) ran across the street so I gave my car a little gas and turned a bit to the left (didn't swerve) and before I knew it, I was completely sliding out. I immediately shifted into neutral and pressed the brakes slowly. But, my car kept spinning until it hit the curb in the middle of the street and I didn't think it was TOO big of a deal. Anyways, long story short, some guy pulled up in a motorcycle who ended up to be someone who worked at the local towing company; he was able to get a tow truck to me fast, and told me that my rear axle was either severely bent or completely snapped (the car was literally resting on my back tire where it hit the curb) and that in this case, my car is borderline totaled. I guess a few people called 911 and so three police cars came and two eventually left but the original cop said it looked like my axle snapped and my car was probably totaled. My car got towed to the shop and is sitting there as I type this. I have a 2.0t r-spec if that makes any difference. I don't have any clear pictures of the damage because it was too dark, but basically the only visible damage was that my rear axle was snapped or really bent (car couldn't move), my rim was pretty grinded up, and the front tire on the same side was grinded a bit as well. The axle that got damaged was on the right side of the car in the back. I'm not sure how bad the damage is under the car, though. Anyways, I wasn't hurt luckily, but I was wondering just how much damage you guys think there is? Also, will my car likely be considered totaled? Lastly, I
heard that after major repairs a car usually doesn't drive the same way that it used to, is that true?
Thanks!

EDIT: Also, the car is bathurst black, has about 7000 miles on it, is still on lease, and was leased starting september 12. It was a new 2010 r-spec model.
 

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It is not totaled... I did this to my old car:





Only about 6k in damages. If there is no body damage it will be really hard. You would have to have bent the frame or something along those lines. Goodluck! Let us know how it goes

The light turned green and I began making a left turn when I felt the car slipping a bit and I didn't freak out or anything, but then out of nowhere some sort of jackrabbit (there's alot in my area) ran across the street so I gave my car a little gas and turned a bit to the left (didn't swerve) and before I knew it, I was completely sliding out. ....


SUDDENLY, JACKRABBIT!

 

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Only about 6k in damages. If there is no body damage it will be really hard. You would have to have bent the frame or something along those lines. Goodluck! Let us know how it goes
Thanks! And by the way, did the car feel/drive different after the repairs were done?
 
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I suggest just for future reference, go to an empty lot with snow and practice your sliding control. Just in case if this kind of situation happens again. You're lucky that nobody has come in and started flaming about TCS....and the constant debate starts again....LOL

Glad you weren't hurt. I hope the car comes back to you soon all fixed up.
 

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Alright so to start this off..I do know about "The Curse Section" but this thread has a question behind it all so I wasn't sure if it belonged there or not. Basically, last night it was raining pretty hard where I live and I was going off the freeway and it was a redlight so I came to a stop. In the meantime, I have gotten so used to not driving with traction control on, because I have heard a lot of bad/weird things happening with traction control on, and so it was off during this time. The light turned green and I began making a left turn when I felt the car slipping a bit and I didn't freak out or anything, but then out of nowhere some sort of jackrabbit (there's alot in my area) ran across the street so I gave my car a little gas and turned a bit to the left (didn't swerve) and before I knew it, I was completely sliding out. I immediately shifted into neutral and pressed the brakes slowly. But, my car kept spinning until it hit the curb in the middle of the street and I didn't think it was TOO big of a deal. Anyways, long story short, some guy pulled up in a motorcycle who ended up to be someone who worked at the local towing company; he was able to get a tow truck to me fast, and told me that my rear axle was either severely bent or completely snapped (the car was literally resting on my back tire where it hit the curb) and that in this case, my car is borderline totaled. I guess a few people called 911 and so three police cars came and two eventually left but the original cop said it looked like my axle snapped and my car was probably totaled. My car got towed to the shop and is sitting there as I type this. I have a 2.0t r-spec if that makes any difference. I don't have any clear pictures of the damage because it was too dark, but basically the only visible damage was that my rear axle was snapped or really bent (car couldn't move), my rim was pretty grinded up, and the front tire on the same side was grinded a bit as well. The axle that got damaged was on the right side of the car in the back. I'm not sure how bad the damage is under the car, though. Anyways, I wasn't hurt luckily, but I was wondering just how much damage you guys think there is? Also, will my car likely be considered totaled? Lastly, I
heard that after major repairs a car usually doesn't drive the same way that it used to, is that true?
Thanks!

EDIT: Also, the car is bathurst black, has about 7000 miles on it, is still on lease, and was leased starting september 12. It was a new 2010 r-spec model.
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and your car is not totaled, replacing the broken axle will make the car good as new.

I would suggest leaving traction control on when your visibility is low / when the weather isn't favorable. Unless you're an excellent driver who has complete control of your car.
 

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That's the funny thing. Traction control actually works great in rain. For whatever reason it doesn't seem to clamp down as quickly. Also, not too bad in snow. It's hit or miss when starting in snow, but while driving its fine in snow. I've just had issues in the dry, on the bumpy roads around here. Or if your car was going to chirp second gear it likes to kill your power for a good second or two.

Sorry bout the mishap. Good luck on the next step
 
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