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A big mistake.

This girl who goes to my school just turned 16 six months ago, and was learning how to drive on her Parent's very expensive BMW. Well, what does she go and do, but crash it into another car. You know, that's not really so bad, even I had a little fender bender when I first started driving.

But the real tragedy is this: This girl just got her license a week ago. What do her parents do? Buy her a brand new BMW 3 series. Personally, I think that's the worst idea in the entire world. Okay, maybe buying her a Z3 is even worse, but wow, I am absolutely opposed to that. The reason why was perfectly exemplified by this girl.

Two days agp she was going down a rather twisty road in these parts, and she made the mistake of going too fast in her over-powered car. Her inexperience in controlling the beast landed her off of the road wrapped around a tree, car totaled, girl air-lifted to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Now, who is to blame for this- the kid, or the parents? What are your opinions on this matter?


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Um... 325's don't really have that much power.
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Was it a 325 or 330? Either way this is not the best car to start learning how to drive. To much power for a youngster. Start them off in a low powered 4 banger. If you were learning how to ride a motocycle, you wouldn't want to start out on a ducatti. :?
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Blame the parents obviously. The kid is spoiled big time.

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I wish I had those parents. lol I had to buy all of my cars.
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The parents are at fault there. My sister was given the same opportunity, she had a car at her disposal from the minute she got her license and she wrecked it within 4 weeks. When I started driving I had to share with my mom and she had a big old minivan-ain't no racing there! No reason should a 16 yr old have a brand new car or even there own car.

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My old girlfriend had a '95 3 series. It wasn't a new car... 7 years old or so, but just the fact that it was a BMW went to her head. She had to race absolutely everywhere and everyone. It wasn't that great of a car, (actually, I thought it was a piece of junk. There were so many problems with it.) but she thought she was invincible just becasue it was a BMW.

She's been lucky so far, but I've heard so many close-call stories from her. I hated it when she started stories with "I almost died today; There was a big truck..." But I'm afriad her luck will run out soon.


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I was lucky to get my own car (well, shared, but nontheless new)....

That was more than 4 years ago now...but I valued my car, I valued my life.

So you could say, it's BOTH the parent's fault AND the girl's fault.
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Idiots. A RWD powerful car for an inexperienced driver. Really smart.
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Originally Posted by "Kazbaeden"
A big mistake.

This girl who goes to my school just turned 16 six months ago, and was learning how to drive on her Parent's very expensive BMW. Well, what does she go and do, but crash it into another car. You know, that's not really so bad, even I had a little fender bender when I first started driving.

But the real tragedy is this: This girl just got her license a week ago. What do her parents do? Buy her a brand new BMW 3 series. Personally, I think that's the worst idea in the entire world. Okay, maybe buying her a Z3 is even worse, but wow, I am absolutely opposed to that. The reason why was perfectly exemplified by this girl.

Two days agp she was going down a rather twisty road in these parts, and she made the mistake of going too fast in her over-powered car. Her inexperience in controlling the beast landed her off of the road wrapped around a tree, car totaled, girl air-lifted to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Now, who is to blame for this- the kid, or the parents? What are your opinions on this matter?
I got my license when I was 18, and my dad bought me a 1994 Nissan Sentra with 105 hp. It certainly wasn't fast but it was enough for me. I was just happy to have a car that was dependable and of good quality. The girl is to blame for the first accident, since the parent just wanted the kid to have a car to drive around, but buying her the new BMW after that accident was not a good move. The more serious accident was a combination of both the parents overgenerousness ( is that a word?) and the girls irresponsible/reckless driving.

Is the girl OK?

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