When I was busy ignoring my blog, I neglected to tell you all that this happened:
That might be hard to see (at least it is on this computer), but that’s my Stella. Broken. This happened waaay back on January 20th… the roads were snow covered, and my damn anti-stop brakes activated and slid me straight through a stop sign, where a car (traveling way too fast) in the other direction hit me.
I’ve got her back now, but she’s still not completely fixed. I feel like I need to handcuff myself to one of those steel buildings and demanding her full restoration! Also? will not be using that body shop in the future.
They day they said my car would be done, they called me in the morning and asked if I had another key. They had LOST my only key and remote to the car. So they said they’d either find it or buy me a new one. When I went to pick up the car, they handed me the new key, no remote. I’m still waiting on the remote– it’s been 2 weeks since I picked up my car.
They also pointed out the interior panel on the driver’s side door is cracked, they are still waiting on that part to come in, but they’ll be able to swap it out while I wait. Still waiting. In the meantime, the locking mechanism on the driver’s side door was not properly reinstalled and now doesn’t work at all. Which means that in order to lock/unlock my car without a remote, I have to walk around and crawl through the passenger side door. NOT HAPPY.
Add to all of this, my driver’s seat ROCKS. You know how when you get an off balance chair at a restaurant and you can rock the whole thing back and forth with your foot? Yeah… I can do that with my driver’s side seat. I can feel it shift every time I brake or accelerate. NOT HAPPY.
In the end, I’m sure they’ll get the problems taken care of. Uh, I hope. But if there ever is a next time, I think I’ll suck it up and pay the extra tow fee to drop the car off at the dealership, where I can be assured it will be done right, the first time.