I've been away for a while. <p>As some know, I had my '05 less than a week when it hit a deer. $7,000.00 and two months down. Then a slew of bad service related problems. And then mice attacked. Twice. The first attack was for $1,100.00 underhood. Fortunately, I cought them the second time and the damage was under $100.00. Got the car back last week. So I've been stuffing dryer sheets under the hood every night to drive them away - and taking them out every morning before driving off.<p>So tonight I'm driving home from work, a large pile of used dryer sheets on the passenger floor beside me (the car smells like a laundromat), when I get hit. A major hit. Going around a wet sharp curve, a woman lost control in the opposite lane and slid straight going about 40+ (way too fast). Combined impact speed around 60. Smashed me driver side, right at the A pillar straight into the driver's compartment. My pass side then crashed into the guard rail from the lateral force. Very substantial damage, both sides. Driver's side very bad, A pillar and strut tower pushed in hard. Undrivable. Looks like a total. Barely 7K miles on the odo (not much time for driving with all the service and repairs). <p>I hurt tonight. But I'm home typing this, so the car did it's job. Admirably. <p>So here's the deal. Should I go for another R, or is the bad karma just too strong? I had no accidents for over 20 years (driving many hundreds of Ks), and this car seems to attract serious trouble like a magnet. I really love the car when it's not getting hit or being broken by mechanics or eaten by rodents. I mentioned getting another R to my partner who picked me up at the scene, and he thinks I'm nuts to get another one of these. <p>I imagine there are some '06s still left, perhaps at good prices. But should I really continue to tempt fate? I've not looked at the new car market for over a year, and I don't even know what's out there to replace it with. I'm just not a BMW guy. But I like fast, unique, and comfortable sports sedans . . . like the R. <p>Maybe an S4? <p>Any thoughts?