This is my first and probably last post here, but I had to talk about it with some people that would understand. I bought my ‘02 Manual 3 years ago. LSD, all black leather, it was the car I planned to keep forever, completely stock until I got out of California and had a little more freedom to build it legally. It survived LA traffic, San Diego, Dallas, even rush hour in Atlanta. A month and a half ago, I drove it across the country to my new house in North Carolina, it was perfect. No rust, the stock Bose system still kicked 17 years later. Then I drive it to my family’s place in Virginia, a 3 hour drive from my house in Raleigh. I’m about 5 minutes away when someone runs a red light, hitting two other cars and then my baby. The damage wasn’t too severe. The worst of it was about an inch of metal taken out of the front bumper support. Insurance totaled it. Another manual bites the dust. Thank you for attending my Ted Talk.