really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #1

Jul 152003

Optima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While slowing down to exit off mass pike, I was doing about 30-35 and so were the other cars, I braked to continue to slow - the car did not stop and applied the brakes all the way down and the car still did not stop and I panicked knowing the car was not stopping and finally made impact into the vehicle in front of me.

- Lincoln, RI, USA