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To think that its DH's fault that I crashed the car?

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monkeyfacegrace Wed 04-Nov-09 19:41:46

Well if he hadn't bought me such a sodding big one then Id have actually been able to park it without ripping the bumper off and putting a big hole in it. Oooops. Only had it 6 weeks blush sad
So, I need advice on how to tell him!

ErikaMaye Wed 04-Nov-09 19:45:51

Is everyone okay?

I'd suggest just being honest with him - though prehaps do not start with "I think this is your fault!" grin

GrimmaTheNome Wed 04-Nov-09 19:46:31

Silly fool. When my DH decided he felt cramped in smaller cars, necessitating one rather larger than I was comfortable with, we had the foresight to order it with parking sensors. Brilliant invention, esp for shorties like me who really can't see out the back.

Perhaps ask him if its possible to get sensors fitted to your car ... I'm not sure but I think it requires a whole different bumper anyway...

GrimmaTheNome Wed 04-Nov-09 19:46:57

(I meant he was a silly fool, of course)

monkeyfacegrace Wed 04-Nov-09 19:56:54

Haha, the parking sensors were an extra 2k cuz its fitted with a camera that connects to the dvd player, and we decided it wasnt worth it. Im thinking along the lines of, 'ahhhh someone has hit my car while I was at work' wink
(And thanks for asking if we are ok, yep as I was reversing v.v slowly)
Final plan is going to see the dealer tomorrow who has a bit of a crush on me and sweet talking him into fixing it grin

Feierabend Wed 04-Nov-09 20:10:37

I haven't read any of the posts but absolutely, it's DH's fault grin I'm right there with you.

cruelladepoppins Wed 04-Nov-09 22:48:32


Why the hell are you not choosing your own car?? What is the point of having a car you cannot, technically speaking, drive properly?

But sorry about the accident[sheepish emoticon]. Must be crap to bash a new car.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 04-Nov-09 22:51:59

2K for sensors shock Thats a bit much. Ours - with no silly camera, just bleeps was about £400 which (when we looked back at what parking prangs - DH as well as me - had done to our insurance over the years) we decided was well worth it.

diddl Thu 05-Nov-09 08:54:57


Why didn´t you choose your own car?

ZacharyQuack Thu 05-Nov-09 09:10:05

Did you damage any other cars?

sandcastles Thu 05-Nov-09 09:40:11

How did people park cars before sensors were available?


TrillianAstra Thu 05-Nov-09 09:41:39

hmm Your DH bought you a big car and you're complaining that it's too big - did you not have any say in this?

Bramshott Thu 05-Nov-09 09:44:16

If I prang the car, I normally go with a contrite phone call to DH immediately, while he's at work. That way it's still fresh in my mind, it's over with, and I don't have to tell him later on when I've got over the shock and then he thinks I don't care about it. DH and I struggle with a basic incompatibility when it comes to cars - to me they are a metal box on wheels to get us places, to him they are so much more than that . . . !

geordieminx Thu 05-Nov-09 09:44:29

you can buy stick on sensors for under £40 from JML/halfords wherever.

Emprexia Thu 05-Nov-09 10:24:36


I went from driving a fiesta to driving a Zafira.

Learn how big your car is and use the mirrors when you're parking, it aint difficult.

Tortington Thu 05-Nov-09 10:27:03

got to agree with cruella - whya ren't you choosing your own car?

IME, women are pants drivers and shit parkers for the most part.

if you know you are a shit parker - why get a big car?

Emprexia Thu 05-Nov-09 10:34:11

Custy, they're only shit because they keep being filled with the idea that women are shit drivers. They're never expected to be anything other than shit.

Its laughable and its time they stopped being idiotic airheads and tried actually learning to drive/park properly.

Tortington Thu 05-Nov-09 10:58:07

i think its about knowing your limitations.

i am a highly excellent driver, but my parkng could do with some work - i'm fine - but could do better.

knowing this - i wouldn't buy - or have someone else buy a chuffing big tank.

qwertpoiuy Thu 05-Nov-09 14:17:45

My DH chose a people carrier, and I find it a nightmare to park too. I'll only park it if it's a drive-in space, or if I can see it's reflection in shop windows as a guide to see how near I am to the car behind mine. Otherwise I drive on...

monkeyfacegrace Thu 05-Nov-09 17:53:33

See Im a great driver, its a standing joke amongst my circle that I could reverse park a double decker. So thanks for all the paronising comments! I did choose my own car too, a lovely big American Dodge. But he paid for it, so my comment that he bought it me was spot on.
There was a broken metal pole sticking up just inside the hedge that I got caught on, no mirror in the world would have shown it to me.
But got a whole new bumper put on today for £300 so all good.

cruelladepoppins Thu 05-Nov-09 21:17:45

Right, if you chose it definitely YABU - but funny! wink

bettykitten75 Thu 05-Nov-09 21:34:58

If you chose a big car, how can it be your husband's fault you crashed it?

cookielove Thu 05-Nov-09 21:39:28

yabu - i drive a ka but can easily drive my mothers rav4 the larger one, and have driven lots a large cars without crashing them.

monkeyfacegrace Thu 05-Nov-09 21:51:20

Oh ffs you lot lighten up, it was tounge in cheek cuz I was pissed off. Of course it wasnt his fault but I didnt wanna admit it was mine!
And Im perfectly capeable of driving thanks, in 5+ years of driving/owning around 15 cars Ive never so much as had a scrape.
Jeez, at least cruella and feiera got the hang of the thread grin

cookielove Thu 05-Nov-09 22:19:37

you've owned 15 cars in 5 years????

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