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So on my way to Niagra falls about a month ago, i must have hit a pot hole and gotten a flat tire. The worst part was, I was all dressed up to take this girl out to the falls after i went and met her family for easter dinner and I had to get dirty changing a tire. Even worse was the fact that the last guy i bought the car from took the tire iron out of the trunk and i had no way of changing the tire. Had to drive the car back 4 miles to her house (could have been alot worse) and take hers to get to the falls. I was very annoyed because she liked the car and instead she had to drive her neon <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">. Anyone else get a flat tire at a bad time? although it always seems to happen at a bad time. Wana hear some stories. <p> <A HREF="http://img10.imageshack.us/i/17453656.jpg/" TARGET="_blank">http://img10.imageshack.us/i/17453656.jpg/</A>
 

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That sucks to hear man. I've never had a flat before, but I have had a couple occasions where I've been stranded by a car, mine and also not mine. I'd had a tranny go when I've been 200+ miles from home, twice. I've had my fathers car simply not start. It sucks to be in that situation, especially when you don't have any way of fixing the problem, or getting a ride. No pictures though.
 

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might not be as bad as both of yours, but I got a flat tire this past winter on the way to mcmaster (a university here in hamilton) for a pretty big exam. I hit something coming off the highway (a big rock or a very bad pothole), on the ramp probably doing about 30-40kph and thought WOW, couldn't happen. I just left the car there, as i didnt have enough time to put on a spare and called a cab. After the exam i came back and put on the spare tire and drove home.
 

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Not Volvo-related, but I lost the keys to my old Camry (loaner from father-in-law) in the middle of winter in the town of Niagara Falls (US side). They were in my coat pocket, we got out of the car to play in some fresh snow, when we got back to the car the keys were not in my pocket any more. Ever try to look for keys in two feet of snow? <p>We got help from the police, who were bored. Got a tour of the town from the back of a police cruiser, then they had to go back to the station for a bit. My most distinct memory is taking off our wet shoes in the station waiting room, the floor felt so warm because our shoes were like blocks of ice. They dropped us at our hotel a bit later, and the following morning the hotel staff gave us a lift to a locksmith to have a key made.<p>Snow = thumbs down<br>Friendly folks in Niagara Falls = thumbs up<p>
 

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AAA = no problems <p>But I did get pulled over in ohio for speeding with no liscense , that was a fun afternoon <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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