Answer. When you back out of a parking spot, shift to D, hit the gas, then floor it thinking you are pushing on the brake pedal instead, followed by crashing into three cars and a tree. The last car in the path of destruction is my wife's C250, which will be paid off in one month. Now it will most likely be totaled. Not because it's not repairable, but because the replacement parts are expensive (the headlights, grille and radar unit add up to almost $6K).