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      05-17-2007, 08:45 PM   #1
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Orlando potholes and my car don't get along!

So I'm driving down the expressway and I see some police lights ahead. I merge into the center lane to make sure the officer has room and then BOOM!. I hit a huge f***ing pothole. My anger level soars from 0 to infinite. I drive a little further only to see about 8-10 cars on the side of the road all with flats on their front driverside tire. WTF! My tire light doesn't come on so I think I'm in the clear. Nope sure enough it comes on and when I stop I can hear the air coming out. The mayor, DOT, someone is getting an earfull from me. At least I got tire insurance.....
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      05-17-2007, 08:49 PM   #2
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Jesus, hang the major!!!
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      05-17-2007, 09:11 PM   #3
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Damn, that must have been some pothole.
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      05-17-2007, 09:14 PM   #4
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Damn that sucks ass man, good luck
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      05-17-2007, 09:15 PM   #5
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Can't you sue the city for that?
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      05-17-2007, 09:18 PM   #6
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I hope so, they better pay for it even though I probably won't cuz of my insurance. I just feel bad for all those other people who don't have tire insurance and no RFTs...could be dangerous
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Can't you sue the city for that?
Hahahah...good luck.

In Chicago you can make a claim, but it'll probably be about 6 mo before you get anything and good luck getting anything close to what you asked for.
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I just saw on the news that the same pothole has claimed the lives of about 30 tires.
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It takes a crew of 10 men all day to fill a pothole in my town. Probably need night lights and cones too to get the job finished.
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The good thing is that I learned from South Park that I can use homeless people as spare tires. "We would still have homeless people, but they would be useful. It's like recycling." I think Orlando created the pothole just so people would do this!
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Where is this pot hole? 408?
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WOW! You hit the only pot hole in Orlando. That blows. I've never run across a pot hole in Orlando that would cause damage to a car.

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You can make the city pay for it. It has happened to a friend of mine who just got new OZ rims and he hit a pothole on a city road and bent his rim. He took pictures of his rims and pictures of the pothole and contacted the city. They paid for it.
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yea you have to go take pictures
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I live in Orlando half the year and if its not the potholes its the never ending construction or the traffic on I4 or the horrible drivers. I hate Orlando when it comes to driving.
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Well the engineering company for that expressway is going to pay for the damage I believe and I may be able to double dip with my tire insurance. Oh and the pothole also damaged my rear tire. For the people in Orlando asking about it, the pothole was caused by the massive rain and has already been refilled.
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sucks to hear about your car man.. hope the wheel is ok... so where is this pothole so i can avoid it???

also- seems like most of you guys that replied have 335's? where do you hide because i never see them driving around... i have a montego blue sedan
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I got to UCF and but i am home now for the summer.
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Well the verdict is in and the pothole caused $1008 damage to my car. The road company is gonna shit their pants when they hear it.
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Damaged to tire rim and suspension?

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Well the verdict is in and the pothole caused $1008 damage to my car. The road company is gonna shit their pants when they hear it.
Sorry to hear this, but does the cost include damage to the tire rim and suspension too?

From reading your posts, it seems like an extremely dangerous pot-hole.
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Here, you got to be on your toes with potholes, they are everywhere, some can even swallow a whole man.

I didn't know they had potholes in Florida?
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Well the verdict is in and the pothole caused $1008 damage to my car. The road company is gonna shit their pants when they hear it.
not really, they will be unhappy but think about how much the roads cost, that 1k is a fart in the wind
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