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I love this car, and its so sad to let it go. I've owned her for more than a year, and it has been the best car I've ever owned. I'm definitely going to miss my baby...

2001 Lexus IS300
MSM - E-Shift

The story goes like this....
9/18/05 - Sunday morning, I'm dropping off my girlfriend at her house at like 7AM. On my way back, I took route MD32 East towards Annapolis. At the Broken Land North exit, I fell asleep on the wheel at a speed of 65MPH on cruise control. I remember I had to merge onto the exit ramp but I guess I intially fell asleep as that merge happened. My car went off road into ditch. The whole front was mashed in, with the suspension being totally destroyed.

It's crazy but I survived the accident with no serious injuries. Couple of cuts and bruises was found but that was it. I wasn't even wearing a seat belt. I know I'm stupid, and from now on I'm always buckled down. I cheated death and I could even say that the strong build of the IS300 had saved my life. It's amazing how I was untouched while the front of the car was totally bashed in.

The car was totalled and I actually got my insurance check already. I have Allstate, I never thought I would be able to buy a car so fast. It literally took 5 days to receive the check.

Next car I'm gonna get is a 2001 Honda Accord EX Coupe 5-Speed manual. Insurance is definitely going to sky rocket and gas prices these days made me think twice about getting the IS300 again. I love the IS, its such a strong, reliable, fun to drive car. I'm also thinking about buying a used GSX-R this winter, so thats something i can look forward to.

I would like to thank everyone on the .net for advices, etc. Hopefully, I will be able to come back after I make enough money for the IS350 :) Good luck to all, and I will be selling some of extra parts I had for the IS300 on the Marketplace very shortly. Thanks guys.
 

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omg dude! im so sorry, the good thing is you're alright, thats all that matters...once again sorry for your loss im sure its hard...but best of luck on your new purchase!
 

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sucks....always wear your seatbelft bro...its dorky an all....but you see ppl dying every day on the news from it....youd think we all would learn
 

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U are lucky to survive from a crash at 65mph without any seatbelt and while asleep.

Be careful out there now.

Good luck with your next car.
 

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At least your safe.. that's all that matters in the end after all.

Are you sure the new IS350 couldn't persuade you to stick around though.
Just test drove it.. and must say.. AMAZING!
 

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dude man, i wish i had the dinero to get the is350. that would be like a dream come true. once i get out of college and find a decent job, ill be back. :) i was even thinkin about buying a used is300 and turboing the shit out of it. i took pictures of the car from the lot, ill post it soon. thanks guys.
 

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i'm glad to hear that you are ok. gl in your future ventures!
 

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just curious. how much was the check for.
 

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actually you know i was very surprised with how much they offered me. summer of 04, i bought the 01 is300 44k miles for $20k and honestly i wasnt even expecting 15k from the insurance company since i put about 40k miles within a year. my mileage last time i checked was around 79000miles. after taking out 500 deductible and towing fees etc, they dished out $17900.

i cant buy another is300 cuz of insurance and gas prices, i just cant afford it right now. :(
 

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Sorry to hear man. Glad you are ok. Shit that is like 5 minutes from my house.
 

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Sry to hear man... I've caught myself dozing out several times in my days and man, I'm SO glad I didn't stay asleep! Most important thing is you're ok!! Damn,you're lucky! Someone was def watching out for you!!
 
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