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Man Drives Five Hours To Buy Honda Civic Type R (Philadelphia to Boston), Gets Rear Ended On Way Home (Pics)

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Man Drives Five Hours To Buy Honda Civic Type R (Philadelphia to Boston), Gets Rear Ended On Way Home (Pics)

Ellingson works at a Honda dealership in Pennsylvania, but he made the drive to Cambridge Honda to get a Civic Type R in his desired color, and for just $39,000 — $4,225 above MSRP. He expects to lose no money on the car since he got 'collector car insurance.'

Ellingson was at a standstill on Interstate 95 in Connecticut on Sunday when a car slammed into the back of his new 306-horsepower hot hatchback. The driver, who didn’t even touch the brakes, hit him so hard that they pushed the Civic forward roughly one car-length and into the rear end of the vehicle in front of it, according to his Facebook post.

https://www.facebook.com/greg.ellingson ... 6721823615

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Source: http://nesn.com/2017/07/man-drives-five ... -way-home/
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ouch......poor guy....I guess the silver lining is he isn't going to lose any money over the incident with his "collector insurance" - just all the time and hassle....

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Looks are greatly improved.
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It sucks because that's probably going to be repaired and if he was willing to drive 5 hours there's no way he's going to be happy driving an accident car.
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Rear wing intact, not sure if the rear ending really messed up the looks of the car or improved it.
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Wonder if the one who hit him did it for jealousy. Although for a Type R? I think you can get the same spoiler as an option on the SI can't you?
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Messerschmitt wrote: Wonder if the one who hit him did it for jealousy. Although for a Type R? I think you can get the same spoiler as an option on the SI can't you?
No idea, but I want that floppy wing on my GT3.
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Guy got hit because car looks fast standing still. Wasn't the rear ender's fault; blame Honda.

edit: /s... in case it was needed
Last edited by Chrno on Jul 31st, 2017 8:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Chrno wrote: Guy got hit because car looks fast standing still. Wasn't the rear ender's fault; blame Honda.
I think the rear end of the Honda is just confusing. Drivers are getting disoriented.
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HEADLINES: Guy gets rear ended in a Honda Civic!!

Big whoop.
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Those triple exhaust tail pipes look untouched from the accident, VTEC will still kick in yo.
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Cambridge is insane right now but gets into a accident down there

Poor guy :(

Just a FYI.. Cambridge Honda is basically down the road from the police station and a little bit further away is the OPP!! They have undercover (unmarked) minivans, trucks and cars...
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george__ wrote: Cambridge is insane right now but gets into a accident down there

Poor guy :(

Just a FYI.. Cambridge Honda is basically down the road from the police station and a little bit further away is the OPP!! They have undercover (unmarked) minivans, trucks and cars...
It's Cambridge in the US, like the OP mentions.
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george__ wrote: Cambridge is insane right now but gets into a accident down there

Poor guy :(

Just a FYI.. Cambridge Honda is basically down the road from the police station and a little bit further away is the OPP!! They have undercover (unmarked) minivans, trucks and cars...
Uh what? The world doesn't revolve around the tri-city.

Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lol.

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