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Heyo, so I don't know exactly where to put this down but I'm guessing it's a pretty large issue when you end up with a fender bender and a broken front passenger side axle.😬 I've put around 5,000 miles down in this car over the past 4 months of ownership. Usually I wasn't driving to get somewhere, but only to hoon the car and have some fun. After about 2,000 miles of joyriding (the other 2,000 was just getting places) I felt I had a clear understanding of what the car was capable of and its limits. Well..., I found myself over that limit this past monday. Now for clarification I used to live in San Diego where a usual day was between 60 to 70 degrees in winter, not much to affect grip but I would still take it easier. I now live in Fort Worth, Texas and I attend TCU. This particular monday was a chilling 29 degrees outside, nothing I was used to with the Veloster. I decided I was gonna take the car out to hoon a bit and gain some more experience with the car I'm different temps. A terrible idea as I approached the drive with a very casual attitude (probably due to my youth and lack of life experience). I entered a corner while attempting a Scandinavian flick (my tires were already worn out and getting the back to slip out wasn't as hard as before). Mid corner I realized that the end hadn't slipped out enough and I was barreling towards a gutter at quite a shallow angle. The street I was entering was quite narrow and by the time I jumped on the brakes and drove the steering over it was too late. Tire and front fender met gutter and my sudo street career was over.