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Re: Boot flies off! Mom Murders Teenager (archive)

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Posted by Patrick on September 25, 1998 at 14:49:55:

In Reply to: Boot flies off! Mom Murders Teenager posted by Jane on September 25, 1998 at 10:12:46:

Er..what is a boot? I presume it is the cover over the softop.

Easy to be judgemental when not involved BUT it sounds like pretty minor damage to me and if the cover softop cover falls apart at high speed then this is a design fault and you should give BMW a kick.

I appreciate that driving faster than working speed is a captial offense in the US (joke, don't take offense!) but these same cars are sold in Germany where travelling less than 100mph (or whatever it is in kph) is equally harshly punished. Any European would complain if the car started to disintregrate at high speed so see the BMW dealer!

Since a Clintonesque response (ie lying) has been suggested by a number of people, you could always claim the car fell apart when you were driving it and should he be get you a better built car like a 911 or SLK. You then tell the kids they owe you BIG TIME. This way husband feels guilty for endangering the life of his loved one and the kids owe you BIG TIME.

If old man does not react as expected jack him in and find someone better!

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